Author name: Kelly Payne

Rewiring Love: Correcting Cognitive Errors to Overcome Negativity Bias in Relationships

When we fall in love with our partners, we tend to see them through rose-colored glasses. We give them the benefit of the doubt and assume best intent; they must have meant the most positive version of what we think they might be saying. Their quirks, adorable. Their mistakes, evidence that they are only human, …

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Choose Your Own Adventure – Authentic Commitment for Every Relationship Model

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We spend our lives like sponges immersed in a cultural bathtub, soaking up ideas about love, romance and relationships. This is occurs as a result of a subconscious process and many of us aren’t exposed to alternative viewpoints, or those viewpoints are portrayed overwhelmingly as deviant or repulsive. As a result, many of us aren’t …

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Conflict Resolution – Stay Curious!

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Curiosity was our default demeanor when we were children, at least at first. We approached the world with openness and a sense of wonder, wanting to learn about everything with a positive attitude about the possibilities. As we grew older, negativity bias, a natural survival mechanism, caused us to remember and give greater weight to …

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