Listen Until You Feel Understood (LUFU)

Listening and Feeling Validated Quick relationship tip, but one that is so powerful for defusing rapidly escalating arguments and conflicts. Who would have thought that listening could make such a big difference? One of the things that can cause partners to spiral off is when they do not feel properly understood and thus validated in … Read more

Blame: Relationship Killer!

Blame

Blame: Love Goes Astray Arguably one of the most destructive forces in a relationship is BLAME. The problem with blame is that it projects negative energy and intent at our loved one. Blame rarely seeks to understand or empathize or reach out in compassion. It is most likened to this familiar phrase: The best defense … Read more