It’s the holidays, it’s the best time of the year. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. Often the joy of the holiday season can be overshadowed by family drama, conflict, and disagreements. Some of this may come in waves of anticipation, making it difficult to commit happily to family gatherings. Other times it happens
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Relationships are hard. Whether it be a friendship, a working relationship, a dating relationship, a marriage, or a relationship with a family member, a thriving relationship takes a lot of work. Those of you who have been in long term relationships or are parents of adult or teen children probably know this full well.
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Couples often struggle with conflict resolution in their relationship. This comes up a lot around the holiday season due to increased family pressures, relative visits and time together. It is natural and even important to have conflict, after all, we know that intimacy is developed in conflict (which is, by the way, simply defined as,
Going on vacation is an exciting adventure! It is a time of relaxation and new experiences, togetherness and connection. However, going on vacation requires some planning; choosing the place you are going, deciding how you are going to get there, how long you are going to stay for, how much you are going to spend,