• Family Life
    Dealing With Infidelity
    Infidelity in Marriage
    Infidelity in Marriage If you or your spouse has had an affair, it's very likely that your relationship is in big trouble. The two of you might even be on your way to divorce. An affair is a loud and clear signal that your relationship needs ser...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Anger and Forgiveness
    Anger and Forgiveness There's an old saying that the best part about fighting is making up. We think there is some truth in this. Think about whether you become angry very quickly or whether it takes a lot to make you angry. Now think about whe...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    The Importance of Saying "I'm Sorry"
    The Importance of Saying "I'm Sorry" There is an expression that we use when we make a mistake: “I'm only human.” We're saying that everybody makes mistakes, so what we did is okay. And it is okay, as long as we take personal responsibility ...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Stay on Target in Your Discussions
    Stay on Target in Your Discussions Marriage Q & A's Q: When I bring up all the things that are bothering me, we never seem to be able to resove anything. What can I do? A: It's very important to discuss and resolve one issue at a time. When you...
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    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Be a Good Echo
    Be a Good Echo Never assume you have been heard. Everyone is different. While you might need to be told only once to make sure to close the refrigerator door, most people need to be told something several times before it “clicks” in. Be pati...
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    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Resolving Conflict: Say "I," Not "You"
    Resolving Conflict: Say "I," Not "You" Too many arguments break down into yelling, screaming accusation sessions: “You did this.” “You did that.” “You made me feel awful.”These are fighting words and are very likely to put your partn...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Turning Conflict into Resolution
    Turning Conflict into Resolution In Gripes and Grievances, we talked about the importance of identifying conflicts—the first step toward resolving differences with your partner. Once you realize what is bothering you, you can use the bother ...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Set Aside Time to Resolve Conflicts
    Set Aside Time to Resolve Conflicts Now that the two of you know how to identify conflicts, you need to learn how to resolve them. The first and very important step is making sure you have each other's undivided attention by setting aside time t...
  • School and Learning
    Coping With ADHD
    Dad Doesn't Believe in LD
    A mother wants to help her son with LD and ADHD, but her husband doesn't believe that LD exists and won't give the boy ADHD medication. ...
  • Family Life
    How Divorce Affects Children
    My Daughter Thinks Her Dad and I Should Divorce
    Kids observe much more than we give them credit for, even when we think we're keeping a lid on our marital problems. ...
  • Family Life
    Resolving Marital Conflict
    Husband Yells Too Much
    Expert surmises that this husband and wife have too much "on their plate" to relate to each other or to their kids in a relaxed manner. ...