Relating Well

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members only Building Others Up: The 5:1 Ratio

The ratio of speaking in an encouraging versus discouraging way is a great indicator of family emotional health. If the ratio in your home is 5:1, that encourages you to promote healthy, functioning relationships for generations.

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Supporting a Loved One Who is Grieving

Being with people who are grieving can be difficult because we really want to say and do the ‘right thing’ but are anxious about making a mistake. <strong>There are many ways to add to their pain and not many ways to relieve it.</strong>

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$ Paid members only Relationship Insurance Part 3 of 3: Oh No! We're at Stage Four of Conflict. Now What?

Conflict with contemptuous communication (Stage 4) can trigger emotional flooding and reactivity. When one or both of the people become emotionally reactive (emotionally flooded), it is not possible to have a rational discussion.

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The Bully Within

Research on bullies’ shows that people with a delay or disability are often picked on. At FamilyEQ we cooperate with schools and organizations to prevent and reduce bullying. While childhood bullies are real, many of us struggle with a form of bullying into adulthood.

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