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The Question Happy Couples Are Willing to Ask

In any relationship, conflict is inevitable. The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is all about HOW they navigate the rough waters of conflict. So what is the million dollar question that happy couples are willing to ask? In that very moment when you are frustrated, angry or annoyed, stop and ask yourself, “What […]
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Common Areas of Conflict: Housework

According to my colleague Dr. Cheryl Rampage, housework is “the spinach of married life.” While almost no one like housework, it has to get done! What’s worse, chances are pretty high that intimate partners will have different beliefs and needs when it comes to cleaning and household chores. (My therapy mentor once tried to convince […]
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Speaking Your First First Language

I had the distinct privilege of delivering the commencement address for the two graduate programs that live at The Family Institute at Northwestern University— my home away from home for almost twenty years. In my remarks, I explored the importance of eye contact and touch in this warp speed digital age. Smart phones impact our […]