Relationship Advice: 9 More Must-Know Tips for Couples

The Law of Two Questions

There are two questions that couples must ask and answer:

1) What do I want?

2) How do I help you get what you want?

The Law of Conflict, Part 1

Much conflict is the result of failing to ask both of the above questions and/or an overemphasis on either one of the two.

The Law of Conflict, Part 2

Conflict is an inevitable part of being with someone. One problem is that most of us go into marriage so terribly unprepared to handle the conflicts that inevitably arise.

The Law of Fighting

Conflict is inevitable, but fighting is not. It's always a choice. The choice involves deciding that being right or getting your way is more important than the relationship.

The Law of Driving

Here's a law that could improve, if not save many marriages. Please don't drive when you're not driving!

The Law of Debt

Since 60 percent of divorces can be traced back to financial struggles, a large part of those struggles have to do with debt. Let's put it this way: Debt sucks the life, energy and love out of many relationships.

The Law of Skill

A large part of being in a successful relationship involves developing couple skills. So many of us just show up and think that's enough for a successful relationship.

The Law of Teamwork

Most people bring different sets of strengths and weaknesses to a relationship. These can either complement or conflict.

The Law of the Right Person

So often, people wonder if they are married to the right person.

That just might be the wrong question.

Wilbert Donald Gough said it well: 'In marriage, being the right person is as important as finding the right person.'

For even more tips and strategies for a great relationship visit relationship coach Jeff Herring's SecretsofGreatRelationships.com

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Psychology Today (blog)

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Review: Brave New Workshop skewers sex, relationships in 'Booty and the Beast'
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Daily Globe

Deputy Simpson keeps people safe, builds relationships in community
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Although dealing with criminals is a big part of being an officer, there's another aspect of the job that's often overlooked. Simpson said building relationships within the community is essential, with early positive interaction with young kids ...


PsychCentral.com (blog)

How Narcissism and A High Emotional Pain Threshold Ruins Relationships
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You grew up surrounded by narcissists. They hurt you frequently. So frequently that your heart was seared. The pain rolled off like water-off-a-duck's-back almost before you realized that, yet again, you'd been wounded. Talking back was swiftly and ...


Lincoln Journal Star

Song about building cross-cultural relationships forged many during its creation
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The Yes, Ands and singer Mona Reeves -- from left, bassist Andrew McGill, Reeves, singer Crystal Davy, guitarist Zach Davy and drummer Joe Heider -- will attend a video premiere for their song, "I'm Not Fine," at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center ...


The Verge

How Mass Effect: Andromeda and other big games create lasting relationships
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I binge on television shows to get to the end. I read page-turners, because I need to know what happens. But in video games, I linger. When I feel the end arriving, I make a detour, dabbling in some side missions or exploring new places I'd previously ...
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AL.com

Lawmaker wants teachers trained to avoid inappropriate student relationships
AL.com
Alabama has had a problem with teachers having inappropriate relationships with students, and Rep. Mack Butler, R-Rainbow City, is proposing a solution. Butler introduced a bill, HB409, calling for annual training for teachers "to include instruction ...

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