How conflict can create closeness in a marriage

Wendy Walsh, PhD Relationship & Parenting Expert, shares advice for couples on how to turn conflict in a marriage into closeness and why some conflict is healthy
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How conflict can create closeness in a marriage

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Having healthy conflict is so important to a marriage. The road to intimacy is a road paved with rupture followed by repair. And in that time of repair, when someone is apologizing, when someone else has empathy or compassion for their partner´s stance on something, when people come back together if you will, have great make up sex maybe. During that time are when marriages become intimate. I am more concerned when I see marriages where there is never conflict. What are you? Two happy roommates living together and only the public areas of your lives and you never touch anything tender. It is very important as you grow closer and interdependent on each other that you have regular, healthy conflict.

Wendy Walsh, PhD Relationship & Parenting Expert, shares advice for couples on how to turn conflict in a marriage into closeness and why some conflict is healthy

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Wendy Walsh, PhD

Relationship & Parenting Expert

Dr. Wendy Walsh was nominated for an Emmy Award for her work as co-host on The Dr. Phil spinoff, The Doctors TV show. She also hosts Investigation Discovery Network’s “Happily NEVER After,” as well as being part of Dr. Drew’s Behavior Bureau on HLN Network. On CNN and 9 Network, Australia, she breaks down the psychology of sex, love, gender roles, divorce, parenting and other human behaviors. Dr. Wendy is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. She holds a B.A. in Journalism, a Masters degree in Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and is the author of three books and numerous publications, including The 30-Day Love Detox. She appears regularly on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, Good Morning America, The Steve Harvey Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Inside Edition, The Katie Couric Show, Jane Velez-Mitchell, and The View.

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