Responses that ‘make relationships’

He comes home from a hard day at work and reaches for the TV remote.  He just wants to relax.  He hears the spring in his wife’s step as she walks in the front door and comments “Fantastic weather today.” How important is a response to the “fantastic weather today”...

Happily Ever After for Blended Families

Photo: Thanks to Patrick on Flickr for the great photo.   While there are many contributing factors to blended-family success, the strength of a couple’s relationship ultimately determines the family’s success. Here are four ways to strengthen blended-family...

Does work stress effect home relationships?

Does work stress effect home relationships? The short answer is YES. While most of us don't need an academic study to confirm this, Neff and Karney (2009) did the study anyway. Not surprisingly, they found that when we are under greater stress in our lives, we are...