This three part blog series is inspired by the numerous couples I have seen who have graciously trusted me to help them process and solve their conflict. Conflicts, arguments, fights, whatever you want to call them, expose us. We extend parts of our hearts in hopes of connecting with our partner just to get pushed away. Doing so over and over is exhausting, painful, and overwhelming. In this series we will first unpack why perpetual conflict arises in relationships, then discuss why it’s worth it to take a new and different approach to arguments, and we’ll end with how to do so. Let’s begin.
Whether you have been married 30 years or 30 days, in-laws have likely come up in your relationship. For somepeople, their in-laws are a glorious fountain of support, wisdom and encouragement. For others, this is not the case. If you find yourself in a tough place with your partner and in-laws, read
Summer is the time to get out and explore, check off those to-do lists, try that restaurant with the pretty patio and always changing taps. It can also be a great time to mix up your date night routine. The days are longer and there is more time to try something new.