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Bringing up bothers: 7 tips for having arguments without yelling, blaming, insulting, hurting

CNN Health reminds couples of better argument strategies with an interview of couples therapist Saul Stern, who highlights the relationship research of the Gottman Institute. Amy Chillag organizes her article around these seven tips (excerpt): Don’t avoid tough conversations Step…

Robbie in The Wedding Singer (1998): “Once again, things that could’ve been brought to my attention YESTERDAY!”

CNN reports on the Saudi Ministry of Justice’s move to protect the rights of women in divorce.* *Apropos of nothing, the phrase “Knowledge is power” was originally attributed to Imam Ali, known as the cousin and son-in-law of Muhammad. Nada…

Disappointment’s greatest gift: treating yourself with compassion

Psychology Today gives us Do’s and Don’ts for “What to Do When You Feel Let Down by Someone.” Toni Bernhard’s list of Helpful Responses includes (excerpt): 1. Recognizing that all relationships change 2. Feeling happy for others 3. Questioning the…

Best Lawyers in America recognizes David C. Sarnacki as 2019 Lawyer of the Year

Best Lawyers in America recognized David C. Sarnacki as one of the 2019 “Lawyer of the Year” award recipients for his work in Collaborative Law: Family Law in Grand Rapids. Only a single lawyer in each practice area and community…

2019 Best Lawyers in America – Professional Review and Rating of David C. Sarnacki

Best Lawyers in America selected David C. Sarnacki for its The Best Lawyers in America (25th edition). Mr. Sarnacki was recognized again for his work in: (1) Collaborative Law: Family Law; (2) Family Law; and (3) Family Law Mediation. The…

Out with the old: the parenting pendulum swings to teaching consequences by agreeing to contracts

CNN highlights Katherine Lewis’s “The Good News About Bad Behavior.” Lewis shows why punishment doesn’t work and outlines various approaches to helping kids learn self-control. Elissa Strauss writes (excerpt): “Punishment is something imposed on a less powerful person by a…