Needless acrimony can be skirted by finding out directly if your partner wants advice or just someone to listen.
Let it all out. Even over the Lego.
The difference between a sincere apology and cheap one has a lot to do with how it’s phrased.
A little arguing here and there can be beneficial, if done right.
Don't resort to these low blows – ever.
C'mon let's be honest here - do you take umbrage? Are you a serious sulker, a wild wound-licker or a door-slammer and throw-away-the-key-er? I'm no slouch when it comes to the flounce, a twist on the heel and nose in the air sharp exit in a flurry of talc and sequins; it feels so good at the time.
As the final week of the UK election descends into yet more name calling and 'fake news', all under the patronage of free speech, one group of people is actively seeking to stop this muddy and ugly form of debate: parents! All over the world they are undermining our precious notion of free speech by actively opposing it.
Unless you're living in a fairytale, arguments in long-term relationships are inevitable. But a relationship expert has revealed
Spoiler: it's not 'sorry'.
Unless you’re living in a fairytale, arguments in long-term relationships are inevitable. But a relationship expert has revealed
But every relationship has its quirks and while we tend to get wound up over silly things, I can be thankful it IS just silly things. So while I try to focus and keeping a peaceful mind, no matter how hard that can be, I thought I would share with you some of the most stupid things we have gotten wound up about in the recents months.
A scream follows a thud. Then the crying comes. I step into the room and observe today's carnage. I sport three titles today, as parents do the world over - criminal investigator, referee and arse-kicking prosecutor with washing-up gloves on.
Often we bring presents to family gatherings, like the elephant in the room. This can lead to conflict or help avoid conflict. What strategies can help to cope well with family gatherings?
My cajoling didn't work with my son, but losing my temper made the situation a million times worse. What did I expect? My son could not see I was upset or angry and stop and rationalise his fears about school, he was far too agitated himself.
Can you communicate without nagging? Especially when someone neglects to do their bit, at home or at work? Or when there's a difference of opinion? Or when someone really irritates you? Do you quibble? Quibble is what we do when we find fault with small things, it's nit-picking unnecessary details.
An argument between a Manchester man and bus driver in a Manchester suburb is the most Manchester thing to happen since the
Research has made it clear that the way we argue carries more heft in determining relationship quality than whether or not we argue, or how much. Fighting filthy will bring a relationship undone. Fighting fair will keep the connection close and intact.
When our brain senses that we are being threatened by a word, a gesture or even a micro expression on someone's face, something incredible happens that is completely outside of your control. Activity in the frontal parts of the brain where rational thought occurs is suppressed.
If contemporary philosophy still proceeded in vacuum, cut off from science, I'd agree with Krauss that it's useless. But it doesn't. And, if applied to conceptual issues in the natural sciences, it certainly has a much juicier role to play than Krauss would have you believe.
We met my parents in a swish restaurant. I thought the evening went well until, in a taxi later, Sian asked with a worrying frown: "Do you actually like your parents?" "What do you mean?" "All you did was argue, pick faults and were all so rude!" "Really? I thought we were just talking."