When you make the effort, you can lessen the anger and take a calm look at underlying issues.
Problem-solving strategies: You and your partner can learn to argue in a more civil, helpful manner, Silverman says.
All relationship problems stem from poor communication, according to Elaine Fantle Shimberg, author of Blending Families.
But if you and your partner feel like you're starring in your own nightmare version of the movie Groundhog Day -- i.e.
the same lousy situations keep repeating day after day -- it's time to break free of this toxic routine.
Problem-solving strategies: Most partners work outside the home and often at more than one job.
So it's important to fairly divide the labor at home, says Paulette Kouffman-Sherman, author of Dating From the Inside Out.
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