Anger and the Couple's Bed

Couples that share a bed can find themselves in a heated argument at the inconvenient time before a night of sleep. What do they do? Stay awake and talk it out, no matter how long it takes or how tired they are? Sleep on it? Make a brief connection before going to bed even if it's unresolved? See what different couples said they do in this situation as told by Dr. Paul Rosenblatt.

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Topics:
  • Cohabitation
    Understanding living together: the ins, the outs, and the how-tos
    Communication & Conflict
    The delicate art of communication in romantic relationships
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Decision Making in Relationships
    From every day moments to large relationship transitions: understanding and improving decision making in romantic relationships
    Forgiveness
    Understanding and navigating forgiveness and atonement in romantic relationships
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
    Stress, Resilience, & Coping
    How to manage stress coming from outside or inside a romantic relationship
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    More is not necessarily better. Having more relationship experiences prior to marriage may make it more difficult to have success in marriage, especially considering amount of sexual and cohabiting partners. Learn what specific experiences contribute to difficulty in marriage and reasons why this is so. 

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  • Breaking Up
    What we know about break ups. The process of leaving and recovering from the ending of a relationship
    Cohabitation
    Understanding living together: the ins, the outs, and the how-tos
    Dating, Courtship, & Relationship Development
    Understanding relationship development and strategies for successfully beginning and fostering a romantic relationship
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful
  • Marriage Starts Changing You Before Marriage

    Having a long-term view supports the ability to delay gratification and invest in the future. Having a short-term view provides no reason for delay and favors immediate gratification. These points are central to understanding marriage and cohabitation, as well as how people manage money. 

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    Topics:
  • Cohabitation
    Understanding living together: the ins, the outs, and the how-tos
    Finances in Relationships
    The role of financial stressors in romantic relationships and how to address them
    Marriage
    The civil, religious, and relational aspects of marriage and how to make it successful