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Category Archives: Conflict Resolution

eZine #58: Dealing with Your Baggage

Did you drag a trunk full of JUNK into your marriage? According to our counsellors at the DFR Care Centre, the Number One challenge couples face in marriage is BAGGAGE—a person’s...

eZine #48: Relationships—Do Opposites Attack or Attract?

eZine #48: Woodpeckers and Turtles—Do Opposites Attack or Attract? One of my favourite illustrations that we use when describing the communication and fighting dynamics in marriage is the contrast between a...

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage

eZine #40: Hope for Your Marriage Comebacks in Sports are all always exciting! In those moments we sometimes root for the team that is losing, just because they are the current...

eZine #27: Men Forgetting Special Occasions—Avoiding the Doghouse

Special Occasions - Why all the Fuss? Have You Ever Forgotten and Found Yourself in the Doghouse?! Special Occasions can carry different degrees of expectations, and it seems that they are usually expectations on...

eZine #24: Cloud 9 – Preparing For A Great Marriage

Preparing before AND after the marriage can make or break your relationship! I can’t count the number of times we have talked with couples who swear that they didn’t want or...

eZine #16: In-laws and Outlaws

In-Laws, a Blessing or Curse? How was your Christmas? Did you find yourself spending time with your in-laws? For most, interactions with in-laws are inevitable around that time of year.  There...

eZine #7: Fighting Well

Do You Want to Win Your Next Fight?!  Is there anything more sweet than hearing the words “you are right?” I don’t know about you but I relish those moments. Especially...