The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems - And How to Fix Them


This week's Fierce resource comes from the blog, Barking Up The Wrong Tree by Eric Barker.

The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems - And How to Fix Them reviews research done by Dr. John Gottman at the University of Washington, on the topic of interpersonal conversations. Specifically, in relationships. Gottman explores what makes relationships successful and what happens when there is a breakdown in communication, resulting in an unsatisfactory relationship. Although this blog talks about intimate relationships, the way we form relationships at home, at work, with new friends and old is characteristic to how we show up as individuals. So what does that mean for the expectations we have for ourselves and others?

Think about: How are you showing up in your relationships? Would you want to hang out with you? What are you really good at and what could you work on to be a better partner, colleague or friend?

"Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over and over.Most of the people giving advice don’t know the research. So where are the real answers?"

Read the full blog.

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