Few couples can claim that their relationship is free of conflict and disappointment.  Even the most robust and loving relationships endure difficulties that can arise when from time to time.

Unfortunately, throughout our lives we are exposed to very few relationship role-models and we rarely observe other couples solving these difficult relationship problems.  To further exacerbate the problem we are often exposed to idealistic representations of relationships through popular media which may influence our relationship expectations.

It is important to know however, that the science of psychology has been busy learning the keys to improving relationships and the good news is there are many practical ways to effectively approach conflict and dissatisfaction.

Getting to understand the nature of relationships and how we, as human beings, interact with each other is a great first step.  With this knowledge we can practice and experiment with many and varied strategies to influence our partners in positive and sustainable ways.