When you’re a couple, your conversation skills can draw you closer together or drive you apart. Do you give each other love and support, or do you resort to nagging and shutting down? You might assume that loving your partner would be enough, but most of us can benefit from practicing interacting effectively. In fact, almost 70% of divorces are caused by communication … [Read more...] about 12 Important Conversation Skills for Couples
With the pandemic keeping families at home the past couple of years, you might think they would be reading more. However, U.S. adults read 2 to 3 fewer books per year than they did between 2001 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll. Another survey by Pew Research found that 23% of Americans didn’t read a single book in 2021, and that figure is even higher for those under age … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Read More Effectively?
On the job, you learn to collaborate with others even if you don't have much in common with them. If you can do that, you might think it would be easy to work as a team with your significant other. Unfortunately, this winds up being a major challenge for many couples. As much as you love each other, you may need to develop skills that will help you to interact effectively. … [Read more...] about A Couple’s Guide to Working as a Team
A true friend gives support without judgment, comes through in a crisis, and knows just the right thing to say when it matters most. Friendships are a special kind of bond. In life, we meet many different types of people. We form various relationships. But friends -- true friends -- are different. We are sometimes closer to our friends than our family. We can trust our … [Read more...] about Creating Value in Friendships: 5 Ways to Make Your Friend Feel Appreciated