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I love the movie Groundhog Day. Fascinating concept. Hilarious. Bill Murray at his best. And (I recently realized) it contains a profound lesson on how to have a happier marriage. Something really rare happened the other day – the Boss hurt my feelings. I hurt her feelings regularly (albeit never on purpose). But me? My

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“Don’t go to bed angry”. It’s a nice sentiment. It’s also highly unrealistic. There is a big need for forgiveness and moving on. But the timetable for that process should not be dictated by the sun. When people are angry, they go through a process. You’ve got to cool down. You need to think about

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If you’ve ever taken an introduction to Psychology class, you’ll remember positive and negative reinforcement. With positive reinforcement we reward the right behavior. With negative reinforcement, we punish the wrong behavior. Guess which works better in human relationships? Like many men, I used to have a problem putting the toilet seat down. I could never

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I’ve come to value “being happy” over “being right”. First off, when it comes to human relationships, there is no such thing as absolute truth. Each person has their own version of “right” and good luck trying to convince someone that your truth is better. I used to spend a lot of time telling people they

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