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Conflict Resolution for Boomer Couples

Don’t you already know there is no perfect relationship? All couples get angry and argue, so you’re not alone. But remember, when resolving conflict, keep your words sweet – you may have to eat them. Your arguments may not have as much fallout if you and your partner accumulate positive reserve in your emotional bank account – that is, the more positive interactions and feelings, the less damage. Agree to stop arguing and postpone a difficult conversation until you’re both feeling less upset. Decide, together, to step away and put … Continue reading

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The Sandwich Generation and Communication

As members of the time-starved Sandwich Generation, do you sometimes wonder how you’re going to get it all done? And now we’re asking you to focus on your communication with your partner. Don’t worry, these tips aren’t too hard to integrate into your bag of tricks. And in the long run it’ll help your other relationships: Limit your arguments. If the situation between the two of you is tense, small annoyances can seem bigger than before. When you argue, allowing bad feelings to fester only makes it worse. Don’t turn … Continue reading

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It has been six weeks since the last Democratic primary in Mississippi. As Sandwiched Boomers, you know what can happen when the stakes are high. Much like in arguments you may have with aging parents, growing children and partners, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have gone on the offensive. And Clinton’s attacks have had an effect. Obama has put aside his role as a reformer, focused on change, in order to get nasty too. Emotions are high with the country on the edge of deciding whether Obama will be the … Continue reading

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