Dr. Molly Barrow

The Official Dr. Molly Barrow Blog offers educational self help advice about relationships, business, dating, marriage, parenting, teenagers and children, self-esteem, love and romance. Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D in psychology and is the author of Matchlines for Singles and the self-esteem adventure series, Malia and Teacup Awesome African Adventure and Malia and Teacup Out on a Limb. Dr. Molly is a relationship and psychology expert host on progressiveradionnetwork.com and television guest.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Dr. Molly Barrow on "Do you have Relationship Conflict?" Expert Author and Television Radio Guest

If you say the sky is blue and your partner adamantly corrects you and says the sky is pink, can you both be right? Yes, and that you do not agree, simply does not matter. A misconception in a relationship is that you must be "one." In the first bloom of a relationship we carefully select topics that we agree on to discuss and that generates feelings of closeness. The real work of a relationship that lasts must include millions of disagreements on every topic. How you as a couple tolerate those disagreements determines the longevity of your relationship. Do you take time to listen to your partner's full opinion? Do you split evenly who wins their way when you can not come to a compromise? Do you delegate authority to the partner who is naturally best at certain subjects, for instance, one partner may have a "prompt" gene that is missing from the" always late" you, or perhaps you have a "stay on our budget" ability that is stronger than your partner's. Most of the choices in life are simply about one's comfort level and habits. Only a handful really matter. Next time you and your lover disagree, flip a coin or take turns. Then, get back to "loving."

Dr. Molly Barrow holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and is the author of the new book, “Matchlines: A Revolutionary New Way of Looking at Relationships and Making the Right Choices in Love,” ISBN 159507158X. She is an authority on relationship and psychological topics, a member of the American Psychological Association and a licensed mental health counselor. Dr. Molly has appeared as an expert in the film, My Suicide, documentaries Ready to Explode and KTLA Impact, NBC news, PBS In Focus, WBZT talk radio and in O Magazine, Psychology Today, Newsday, The Nest, MSN.com, Yahoo, Match.com, N Magazine, Women’s Health and Women’s World. Please visit: http://www.askdrmolly.com
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