Managing Conflict

If I Cheat, Will I Be Forgiven?

We may never know how many men or women “cheat” on their spouses, largely because on questionnaires people do not always tell the truth about such matters. Cheating was defined by McAllister and colleagues as “a general term for extradyadic romantic or sexual behavior that violates expectations in a committed romantic relationship.” The key word …

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How To Change Your Own Contempt

You may not even be aware of how you are acting or speaking out of contempt—often it can feel like you are being genuine. Dr. John Gottman realized there needs to be a path that leads to a culture of appreciation, and that is by expressing your feelings and longings.
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