Linda Graham explains how therapists—and couples themselves—can prevent conflicts from spiraling out of control.
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Articles: Sleep Before You BickerBy Amie M. Gordon | September 17, 2013
Spoiling for a fight with your partner? Before you start, think about how well you or your partner slept the previous night.
Criticism is unavoidable, but we add to its pain with the jabs we give ourselves. There's a better way, says Rick Hanson.
Videos and Podcasts: Christine Carter: How to Stay Calm During a FightBy Christine Carter | February 7, 2012
The sociologist and bestselling author at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center provides specific, research-tested tips for staying calm when fighting with someone we love.
Videos and Podcasts: Teaching Kids to Fight Nice, Part 2By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 23, 2011
Do your kids fight? Learn how to help them resolve their conflicts positively. Part 2.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Teaching Kids to Fight Nice, Part 2By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 23, 2011
More practical strategies for positive conflict resolution between siblings
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Teaching Kids to Fight Nice, Part 1By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 16, 2011
Strategies for positive conflict resolution between kids (and teens, and spouses, too!)
Videos and Podcasts: Teaching Kids to Fight Nice, Part 1By Christine Carter and Rona Renner | May 16, 2011
Do your kids fight? Learn how to help them resolve their conflicts positively. Part 1 of a 2 part series.
Raising Happiness: Podcast: The Art of the FightBy Rachel Lee | February 21, 2011
Part Two of a series on fighting with co-parents
Raising Happiness: Podcast: Why Fighting Hurts KidsBy Rachel Lee | February 14, 2011
Part One of a series on fighting with co-parents
Videos and Podcasts: Why Fighting Hurts KidsBy Christine Carter and Rona Renner | February 14, 2011
When parents fight—which we all do—we can damage our children
Videos and Podcasts: Constructive AngerBy Fred Luskin | August 21, 2010
Fred Luskin explains the difference between constructive and destructive anger, and argues that constructive anger carries important benefits while destructive anger prevents us from forgiving.
Raising Happiness: Siblings: How to Help them be Friends ForeverBy Christine Carter | January 20, 2010
Raising Happiness: Comment Round-up: Should We Stay Together for the Kids?By Kalai Kubendran | November 10, 2009
Raising Happiness: Would You Guys Just Knock It Off? 10 Steps to Peace in Your HouseholdBy Christine Carter | December 2, 2008
Mindful people might be happier because they have a better idea of who they are, suggests a new study.
Recent research suggests that the quest for constant bliss is misguided.
A new study suggests that small acts of creativity in everyday life increase our overall sense of well-being.
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