September 2, 2017

What if you only spoke Mandarin, and your partner only spoke Spanish? How difficult would it be to communicate, let alone build a robust, lasting relationship?

When someone speaks to us in a language that is not our own, it is lost on us. No matter how loudly the person speaks or how badly we want to understand, we don’t have a clue what they’re saying! It means nothing to us. Unfortunately, something...

We’ve all done it. We said something we shouldn’t have; we didn’t say something when we should have. We broke our partner’s trust or did something we knew would upset them. Luckily, these mistakes don’t have to mean the end of a relationship. Here are six components of a meaningful apology.

1. I hear your pain.

The injuring partner should allow space for their partner to speak openly about their pain. F...

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