Communication

Learning to Live with Conflict

There’s good news and bad news about long-term relationships. The bad news first: Many problems in a relationship cannot be solved. Ever. Problems like traits your partner has that bug you. Or certain hard-core beliefs he has that conflict with yours. There are just some issues that are unsolvable, and every couple has them. The good news? You can learn…

How to Deal with a Passive-Aggressive Person

If you suspect a friend, co-worker, family member or partner is behaving in a passive aggressive manner, it’s time to take stock. Is your relationship with this person worth the aggravation you’re going to suffer? It’s possible you should give them another chance. Maybe their complaining is harmless and not designed to making you miserable. Or maybe they are going…

6 Small Bad Habits to Break

Some behaviors are simply not good for your mental health. Sometimes just a few small adjustments can make a big difference in your life. You don’t always have to make a herculean effort to get yourself feeling significantly better. There may be just a few tune-ups you can make to better your mental health. Here are some behaviors you might…

The Silent Treatment Speaks Volumes

People who invoke the silent treatment to punish you, control you or otherwise put you off balance and disempower you, are abusive. The silent treatment is typically a technique used to manipulate you, so it’s important to identify it when it happens. And it’s important to know how to respond. Yes, there are times when you, yourself, resort to silence…

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