Relationships

Getting to 50/50

Posted by on Apr 14, 2010 | 0 comments

  How many women and men in their 30s and 40s thought they were going to have an “equal partnership” marriage and then found that it was not as easy as they thought, especially once kids entered the picture? Finding balance in your marriage can be tricky, especially given the many subtle and not-so-subtle pressures on women to carry most of the burden on the home front and the concomitant pressure on their partners to provide. Getting to 50/50 How Working Couples Can Have It All by Sharing It All is a great resource for couples grappling with the daily reality of caring for...

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Money in the Bank

Posted by on Apr 9, 2010 | 0 comments

  For any relationship to thrive, the positive must outweigh the negative. Sounds pretty obvious, even commonplace, doesn’t it? But what follows from it is not always recognized. Most people who want to improve a relationship focus on trying to fix the negative — a worthy goal, no doubt. What they often forget is the other half of the equation: increasing the positives in the relationship. Psychologist John Gottman’s research establishes the importance of increasing positivity in a marriage (and this applies not just to marriages, but to relationships with co-workers,...

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