Healthy Personal Boundaries

What are personal boundaries? “Personal boundaries are guidelines, rules or limits that a person creates to identify reasonable, safe and permissible ways for other people to behave towards them and how they will respond when someone passes those limits.”...

Avoiding Unnecessary Conflict

One of the biggest mistakes couples make is having spontaneous, “in-the-moment” discussions about issues. Something our partner says or does triggers us and we feel instantly annoyed. Recently my wife and I were driving to a dinner party and when I glanced at...

Dealing With Difficult Emotions

I’ve been talking a lot lately about emotional reactivity, “triggering,” and how it’s the bane of intimate communication. It’s the main reason couples get into the “silence or violence” pattern. Don’t talk versus talk...