Relationship Issues

Through her 35 year career, Wendy has published a variety of articles on relationship issues and human sexuality.

Dealing with conflict in a relationship

The inability to resolve conflict in a marriage is the best predictor of marital failure. Through individual or couple therapy, you can learn new ways to handle negative emotions and responses such as anger, hostility, mistrust, fear and sadness. Wendy has written the following articles on conflict in intimate relationships which may be helpful to you as you explore this issue.

Conflict in a relationship
Escalation
Invalidation – painful put-downs
Withdrawal and avoidance: Hide and seek
Catch your partner doing something right
Creating safety: Rules for discussing hot topics
The costs of inequality in marriage to men: The paradox of power
Qualities of a good relationship