Relationship Challenges

Any time we interact with another human being, we are in a process of establishing, maintaining, disrupting, reconciling, or ending a relationship. Whether between friends, lovers, family members, colleagues, teachers and students, or employees and customers, we navigate a wide range of relationships every day. Relationship challenges can run the gamut from passive issues, like differences in communication styles, to active ones, such as a breach of trust. When we investigate these with curiosity, we sometimes begin to see patterns to the challenges we experience, and these can point us toward resolution.


Stan Tatkin: Relationships Are Hard, But Why? | TEDxKC

Relationships are hard. But what if it's not you or them or sex, money, or even who picks up the socks.

Creating Connection

Relational-Cultural Therapy (RCT) is developed to accurately address the relational experiences of persons in de-valued cultural groups.

Relational Literacy 101

Think of some of the greatest joys in your life, and also some of your deepest sorrows and frustrations. Chances are, they all have to do with relationships. - Melanie Joy

If you love deeply, you’re going to get hurt badly. But it’s still worth it.


The Simple Question That Can Repair a Broken Relationship | SuperSoul Sunday | Oprah Winfrey Network

Best-selling author Elizabeth Lesser explains the simple way she went about rebuilding her relationship with her younger sister Maggie.

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar

"Wise and compassionate" (New York Times Book Review), and rich with humor and insight—and absolute honesty—this book is a balm for everything life throws our way.

Relationship Epidemic: Shutting Out Body Wisdom

Most of us struggle at one time or another with an inability to feel what’s going on inside us at the level of emotion and energy flow. The technical term for this problem is “alexithymia.”

We cannot make another person change his or her steps to an old dance, but if we change our own steps, the dance no longer can continue in the same predictable pattern.


Essentials of a Healthy Marriage

Right Here with You: Bringing Mindful Awareness into Our Relationships

In recent years scientists have discovered that mindfulness can reduce stress, improve mood, and enhance our sense of well-being.


Romantic Relationships