The Real Reason Opposites Attract

Did you ever think that it was a cruel joke of nature that many of us find ourselves attracted to people very much unlike us? I mean, wouldn’t it be an awful lot simpler and a lot less messy if we tended to be drawn to those whose personalities are more like our own...

How To Get Your Partner To Open Up

One of the most frequently voiced complaints that we hear from clients and students (and admittedly, it tends to be women who we hear it from) is, “He won’t talk to me,” or, “I can’t get him to open up. No matter what I do, I don’t get anything more than a...

The Greatest Gift That You Can Give Your Partner

Charlie: Like many other people, I grew up believing that marriage required self-sacrifice. Lots of it. I thought that successful couples put each other’s needs ahead of their own and denied themselves pleasures that weren’t compatible with their mate’s...

December 2022: Our NEW Book

An End to Arguing: 101 Valuable Lessons for All Relationships Now Available for Pre-order! We are delighted to announce the arrival of our newest book, An End to Arguing:101 Valuable Lessons for All Relationships. This book represents the culmination of our work over...

November 2022: Creative Synthesis

In 2007, Linda and I attended a conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia, in which many other speakers from a number of countries shared stories about peacemaking between groups, individuals and nations. One of these speakers was Johan Galtung. Galtung, who is a Norwegian...

October 2022: Feelings of Deep Gratitude

September has always been a big month for us with lots of things to celebrate and anniversaries to honor. It’s the month in which Linda and I met, in which she was born, in which our first child was conceived, and it is the month in which we got married in 1972. If...