Month: November 2016

5 Lessons in Communication from the Election

Key lessons in effective communication during conflict learned from the recent US presidential election. We are all reeling from the massive amount of yelling, accusation, fear-mongering, personal attacks and one-sided pontificating suffered during this election season, and we are all glad it’s over (well, mostly). Yet, I believe we can find valuable insights from it …

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The Choice That Could Determine If You Stay Married

Every emotional interaction with your spouse goes one of three ways. Only one way is helpful. Dr. John Gottman, a relationship researcher, performed a study on newlywed couples a few years back. His team observed how the couple interacted with each other during what he calls “emotional bids.” Dr. Gottman describes bids this way: A …

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