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Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

DFR Daily Tip #13: Pre-forgive Your Spouse this Week…

DFR Daily Tip #13: Pre-forgive Your Spouse this Week… Pre-forgive your spouse this week. Pardon them before you are asked. Marriage is all about working through issues. More DFR Relationship Resources...

DFR Daily Tip #7: Discuss expectations and needs with your spouse…

DFR Daily Tip #7: Discuss expectations and needs with your spouse… Nagging never brings the best out of anybody. An open chat over expectations and needs is better than grinding them...

DFR Tip #1: Fighting Fair with Your Spouse

DFR Tip #1: Fighting Fair with Your Spouse Pick your battles carefully. Make sure that if you are planning to have a discussion, your spouse knows too—don’t blindside them. More DFR...

DFR Tip 400: Are you an over-reactor?

Don’t amplify issues by over-reacting. (You know...mountain out of a molehill). Be patient, gracious & wise. Don’t make matters worse. More DFR Resources: For more information on conflict resolution and more...

DFR Tip #395: Why ultimatums don’t work with your spouse…

DFR Tip #395: Don’t give threatening ulitmatums to your spouse. You can’t control them. Share your problem. Express how it hurts you. Ask for change. To learn more about conflict resolution...

DFR Tip #389: Get clear on the final agreement…assumptions kill.

DFR Tip #389: Solve your decision-making frustrations by clarifying for 30 seconds what the final agreement is before leaving. Assumptions kill you. To learn more about conflict resolution in your relationship,...

DFR Tip #383: Disagreement with your spouse? Try this…

DFR Tip #383: Disagreement with your spouse? Try this...when in disagreement with your spouse, stay on 1 issue at a time. For more information on conflict resolution with your spouse, check...

DFR Tip #351: Fight well—focus on one issue at time.

For more information on conflict resolution in your relationships, visit our Conflict Resolution page for articles, podcasts, quick video answers and Dr. Dave’s TV show clips on the topic. For more Daily...

DFR Tip #329: Do you have “elephants” in your marriage?

For more information on improving communication in your relationships, click on the links below: Quick Video Answer: How  Can We Resolve Our Conflicts Better?  Article: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attract or Attack? Ezine...

DFR Tip #294: Patience, Kindness & Forgiveness are yours to give.

Patience, kindness and forgiveness go a long way in growing your relationships. Article: Learning to Gel—Building Lifelong Friendship in your Marriage Article: Drag time—The Folly of Unforgiveness Ezine #12: Forgiveness For more Daily Tips...

Tip #270: Money—are you content with what you have?

To learn more about money & marriage, click on the following links below: Podcast 16: Till Debt Do Us Part: Understanding Steps of Financial Unity in Marriage Article: Money and Marriage—Making...

Tip # 259: Tough Marriage Season? Get Help Sooner!

For more information on improving your marriage, click on the links below: Article: When Your Marriage Hits the Ditch Quick Video Answer:  When is it time to go for counselling to...

Tip #255: Making plans? Check with your spouse first!

For more information on conflict resolution and making decisions in marriage, click on the links below: Article: You Make No Sense—Overcoming Marital Misunderstandings Video: How can we make our conflicts more...

Tip #245: Do you discuss purchases with your spouse?

To learn more about financial harmony in marriage, click on the following links below: Podcast 16: Till Debt Do Us Part: Understanding Steps of Financial Unity in Marriage Article: Money and...

Tip #236: No fighting in the bedroom!

For more information on conflict resolution in marriage, click on the links below: Quick Video Answer: How  Can We Resolve Our Conflicts Better? Article: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attract or Attack?...