“Resentment is a relationship killer,” says psychotherapist and couples counselor Susan Adler. If we want happier relationships, we need to drop the blame, own our mistakes, and act in ways that increase connection, not conflict.
Relationships take work, but there’s good news: Researchers, writers and podcasters have already done some of the heavy lifting in exploring how we can connect with the people in our lives. Marriage and family researcher Carol Bruess shares a list of her favorite relationship books and podcasts.
Researcher and therapist Terri Orbuch shares what she’s learned from studying couples for three decades.
Relationship researcher Eli J. Finkel shares a three-step process to help you identify — and get — what you most want out of your marriage.