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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 5 Managing Stress

    Today is the last in our mini-series on emotional intelligence for couples. All of the separate skills we have talked about matter but today’s topic relates to overall well-being in critical ways. Today we talk about how well you are managing stress. We all know that when we are too stressed and not coping well, little else seems to matter.   Read More...

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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 4 Decision Making

    If you have been following along recently, this is blog 4 of 5 on emotional intelligence for couples. (The model is from https://www.mhs.com/MHS-Talent?prodname=eq2 - Individual assessments and couple work is available if that appeals.) If you are getting the feeling that great, healthy, lasting life partnerships don’t just happen then I have done my job! Today’s sub-section in the broad topic of emotional intelligence is decision-making. This topic likely represents one of...  Read More...

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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 3 Interpersonal

    As part of our 5-part series on EQi for couples, today we turn our emotional intelligence focus to relationships, very specifically. 1. Trust & CompassionThe first of today’s three scales is specifically our ability to create and keep healthy relationships. The Bar-On EQi tool defines this aspect of intelligence as being able to have “mutually satisfying relationships that are characterized by trust and compassion”. In order for this to happen we, as partners need to be able to be ...  Read More...

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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 2 Self-Expression

    Last time, in our mini-series on EQi for couples, we covered how we see ourselves*. Today we look at the next three sub-scales in the Multi-Health Systems Inc. model.   Read More...

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    Emotional Intelligence for Couples: Part 1 Self-Perception

    In my life as a leadership coach I get to support people in growing their emotional intelligence (EQi). This work is usually in the context of work but, of course, this work also makes us better partners in our personal lives. Some of my Luv Life Coaching blog posts have touched on emotional intelligence but I thought that a little mini-series might be in order. There are a couple different models in the world of emotional intelligence assessing and growth. The one I am trained in and ...  Read More...

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    5 Methods For More Effective Anger in Relationships

    This week I have been deeply touched by a number of you sharing deeply personal stories about your own experiences with anger and rage. I have heard from people wrestling with the impact of someone else’s anger expressions but I have also heard from people who know that they might be the one expressing anger in ways that may hurt people they love.Although I’m coming from a place of having to learn to express anger, I have learned a few things over the years that are relevant for those of you wan...  Read More...

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