Managing Feelings'

How does anxiety affect your relationship?

How does anxiety affect your relationship?

We live in stress-inducing times. Public media reminds us daily of a wobbly economy, job scarcity, housing difficulties, social inequities, political feuds, wars, international instability and natural disasters. It is understandable that we feel some anxiety [...]

Why do some intimate partners become physically abusive?

Why do some intimate partners become physically abusive?

It is always disheartening to encounter loving pairs who report intermittent physical altercations with one another. These couples do love each other and have a shared positive view of their relationship. While some deal with the [...]

How to help your man with his depression

How to help your man with his depression

Though men are less likely to develop depression than women, the National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about six million American men suffer from depression every year. These males are less likely than women to [...]

How to manage your jealousy

How to manage your jealousy

Jealousy is a common human emotion experienced in love relationships. It is an intense feeling that has been maligned, poorly understood, differently experienced by men and women and may gravely impact those who handle it poorly. [...]

How to recover from our losses

How to recover from our losses

Loss is an integral part of life. It befalls all of us to one degree or another. Shock, grief and pain are common reactions to major and even minor losses. How we manage our grief can [...]

Procrastination delays improving your relationship

Procrastination delays improving your relationship

Many unhappy couples spend needless months and even years in distress about their relationship, while making no or little effort to remediate their unsatisfactory state. Though they are very clear about their unhappiness, some individuals procrastinate [...]

Withholding hurt feelings is inadvisable

Withholding hurt feelings is inadvisable

People in committed relationships find themselves hurt at times by the actions or words of their partner. Those who elect to “be nice” by withhold their wounded emotions, are actually not being nice or considerate and [...]

The method that repairs hurtful comments and restores harmony in relationships

The method that repairs hurtful comments and restores harmony in relationships

Maintaining a satisfying and successful relationship requires ongoing words and actions of love. Even the most compatible and happy mates, on occasion, find that their verbal exchanges do not exhibit their steady respect for each other. [...]