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3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club

3 Tips to Avoid Fighting with Your Spouse - Happy Wives Club | Relationships | Scoop.it
We all want to be understood. We all need to be understood. Here are 3 important tips to avoid fighting with your spouse while still getting what you want.
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These 3 great tips are really a challenge...because they are NOT easy! 

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Finding Common Ground: The Harvard Negotiation Project

Finding Common Ground: The Harvard Negotiation Project | Relationships | Scoop.it

Finding Common Ground: The Harvard Negotiation Project

Here’s the good news: 
Instead of suffering the loss of what is most important to you, or unknowingly putting your partner’s needs in jeopardy, you can use a simple approach to change the nature of negotiation. Take Fisher and Shapiro’s advice – focus on these five core concerns. 

Go through them all: Appreciation, Affiliation, Autonomy, Status, and Role. Do you feel that your needs are being met in all of these areas? Don’t worry if they aren’t. These are not easy concerns to address! Your level of satisfaction with each of them is a result of many complex and long-lasting dynamics between yourself and your partner.
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Wonderful tool for navigating conflict in a healthy manner from the Gottman Relationship Blog: 

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Trust and Trust Building | Beyond Intractability

Trust and Trust Building | Beyond Intractability | Relationships | Scoop.it

Trust and Trust Building

Trust has been identified as a key element of successful conflict resolution (including negotiation and mediation). This is not surprising insofar as trust is associated with enhanced cooperation, information sharing, and problem solving.

The need for trust arises from our interdependence with others. We often depend on other people to help us obtain, or at least not to frustrate, the outcomes we value (and they on us). As our interests with others are intertwined, we also must recognize that there is an element of risk involved insofar as we often encounter situations in which we cannot compel the cooperation we seek. Therefore, trust can be very valuable in social interactions.

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This essay on trust and trust building is quite through and very informative. Helpful for families and parents with adolescents and couples who struggle with trust. 

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Sleepless nights can turn lovers into fighters

Sleepless nights can turn lovers into fighters | Relationships | Scoop.it
Relationship problems can keep us awake at night. But new research suggests that sleepless nights also can worsen lovers' fights.

Read more: Sleepless nights can turn lovers into fighters

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The lack of sleep is the root of all evil. 

Read more: Sleepless nights can turn lovers into fighters

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Conflict resolution for the blended family

Conflict resolution for the blended family | Relationships | Scoop.it

Blended family conflict a metaphor for life in general; conflict resolution skills are important!  

The family meeting has become a standard in most blended family homes, providing an excellent venue for effective communication, the foundation of conflict resolution.

Dr. Amy Fuller's insight:

Managing conflict is one of the major issues all families face, resolving conflict in a blended family can be even more challenging. I've observed the healthiest blended families are proactive about establishing effective communication. 

BlendedFamilyAdvice.com has lots of amazing resources and support for the blended family. Check it out. 

Blessings! Amy Fuller PhD

www.FullerLifeFamilyTherapy.org


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