12 Truths About Defensive Behavior

“My partner is too defensive” is a common complaint I hear as a couples therapist. We are all wired to protect ourselves — so most of us get defensive at least sometimes. Here are 12 truths about defensiveness that can help us better understand this impulse.

Guest Blog: Building Relationship Skills

Linda Carroll Guest Post

Myth: “Having had a happy childhood is a prerequisite to having a great relationship as an adult.” If this myth were true, most of us would be doomed to relationship hell.