We all have an inner advice monster — that oh-so-clever of us part of us which has the answer to everything. But it could be getting in the way of connection. Here’s how to muzzle it, says coach and author Michael Bungay Stanier.

Becoming aware of the thoughts that we have after we get angry can help us react to difficult situations in healthier ways, says psychology researcher Ryan Martin.

In this installment of “Dear Guy,” TED’s advice column from psychologist Guy Winch, he suggests how a reader can start to heal from heartbreak while in quarantine.

Marriage researcher Carol Bruess shares advice for how couples can strive to cultivate connection during this unprecedented global pandemic.

“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.

Most relationships in which loneliness has taken up residence can be shifted to a better daily reality, says marriage researcher Carol Bruess. All it takes some patience and effort.

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.