Magazine article Psychology Today

PT Experts

Magazine article Psychology Today

PT Experts

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Q What are some simple strategies to overcome conflict and mend challenging relationships of any sort?

ASK THE OTHER person what it is that they would need changed in order for the situation to feel better. When you do that, it helps them feel as if you're taking their perspective seriously. By at least repeating back to them what they've just said, you show that you're trying to understand.

-CRAIG MALKIN, PH.D.

Romance Redux

SUPPRESSION IS underrated. We're in a tell-all age; there's a tendency to think that sharing and saying is always the best approach. Maybe not. When it's a small matter or annoyance, quiet tolerance for human flaws and imperfections can sometimes work much more effectively than noisy confrontation.

-PAMELA HAAG, PH.D.

Marriage3.0

MAKE IT A conscious priority to stay in better contact and share something about your life at a deeper level when you get together. …

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