Conflicts'

The right attitude to handle “irreconcilable differences”

The right attitude to handle “irreconcilable differences”

There are very few irreconcilable differences between partners. There are certain attitudes that lead to antagonism, alienation, and the impression that the differences are so grave that they are non-solvable. The reality is that almost all [...]

When anger turns to rage

When anger turns to rage

Anger is a necessary and helpful emotion serving our survival needs. If it escalates to rage, it becomes an enemy to safe and healthy relationships. Anger is a protective emotion programmed to alert us to a [...]

Who is right and who is wrong?

Who is right and who is wrong?

Many couples get caught up in a cycle of repeated arguments about who is right and who is wrong about certain issues. The outcome of such fights only leads to bad feelings of alienation. This is [...]

How to deal with recurring marital conflicts

How to deal with recurring marital conflicts

Thornton Wilder, the playwright, said: “The best part of married life is the fights. The rest is merely so-so.” Many couples disagree. They feel exasperated with the repeated pattern of unresolved conflicts. They would prefer to [...]

Handling the male midlife crisis

Handling the male midlife crisis

Just as our bodies experience physiological changes so does our emotional life evolve in stages. One common maturational step which men go through, is what has been termed “the male midlife crisis”. It is commonly observed [...]

Use your anger wisely

Use your anger wisely

Anger is a powerful emotion that serves as a warning signal. It is the reaction to a real or perceived threat to our safety or our value, and propels us into action. Anger is a positive [...]

The healing power of apology

The healing power of apology

Apologies are an important part of human communication. Yet many people have great difficulties with expressing their regret for their conduct. Why is “I am sorry” such a difficult sentence? Since most people prefer to have [...]

The noncompetitive edge will win love

The noncompetitive edge will win love

It is the rare relationship that is spared the competition that arises between partners. It is a common _yet disturbing feeling. How can you best deal with the dis-ease of this emotion? If you ever felt [...]