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Not Getting Along With Your Partner? Try Recording Your Fights

If you’ve ever been in a relationship with terrible fights — the maddening, circular logic, the petty insults, the denials and deflections galore — then…

How to Break the Silent Treatment (Assuming You’re Not an Asshole Who Deserves It)

The term “silent treatment,” chillingly, comes from 19th-century prison reform. Instead of physical punishment or grueling work, which was believed to do nothing to truly…

How to Get Someone to Do Something Without Giving Them an Ultimatum

Thirty-three year-old Gabriel and his boyfriend Kevin had been together for six years when they had the fight that ended their relationship. Kevin was an…

The Backward Psychology of Why Men Fight Over Women

She had told him not to message her anymore. But — bing! — there it was, another text. He knew she was dating me. Apparently,…