Author: B D

How to repair a broken friendship

Start point Create a safe environment to speak freely and honestly Next: Identify what each person is really upset about Then: Each party has to be open to hearing the other person’s views Remember: Use I statements and don’t...

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Fighting Fair

Don’t intimidate or humiliate Don’t bring up old history. Focus on the current issue(s) Don’t put down your partner’s character Don’t set out to win Take healthy timeouts when needed Stay flexible and open to compromise...

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Blended families

How do children adjust to stepparents? How does the extended family play into the relationship? How do biological parents integrate themselves into the blended picture? What are the support networks for children? How long does...

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