Parenting is hard, overwhelming in fact at times. And there are some common fights that couples have. “Who’s working harder in this relationship?” can be a very destructive one. “You don’t know what it’s like to be home with the kids.” Or “You come home from work, and all you do is stay on your phone while I get the kids to bed.” Dr. Margaret gives examples of how you can prevent this fight from occurring, or certainly escalating. There are seven things to remember, and practice.

The listener email today stresses the importance of understanding and trusting the business aspect of a therapeutic relationship, with a question about what happens when an appointment is missed.

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