As we approach the holiday season, you may be spending more time than usual with your family of origin and with your partner’s family. Whether you’re in a new dating relationship or a long marriage, you can use the holidays as a chance to learn more about your significant other. In a dating relationship, you’re […]
How Triangles Could Be Hurting Your Relationships
Suppose Amy is hurt about something Beth did—say, Beth blew her off at the last minute. Amy then talks to Caitlin about this and tells her how hurt and upset she is. Caitlin listens sympathetically, and Amy feels better. Or suppose Andrew is mad because Brian borrowed $20 and didn’t pay him back—again. Andrew complains […]
Are You Thankful for Your In-Laws?
Your partner’s family can have a big impact on your relationship, especially at holiday time. If you’re blessed with wonderful in-laws and you know it, you are truly lucky. It can’t hurt to tell them again how thankful you are that they’re part of your life. The more common scenario, alas, is in-laws that drive […]