Where are the Collaborative Politicians?

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek PhD Today’s politicians have been forced to polarize; they must see themselves as being (or having to be) viewed as “all-good,” while their opponents have to be viewed as “all-bad.” The recent presidential debates seem to have strengthened this perception. But this problem isn’t just […]

Is There a “Negativity Rule” in Politics?

© 2012 By Bill Eddy, LCSW, Esq. and Don Saposnek, Ph.D In our new book, Splitting America, Don Saposnek and I mention an interesting relationship rule that marriage researchers have discovered. Namely, that healthy and happy marriages have a ratio of positive to negative communications of approximately 5-to-1. According to studies done by marriage experts […]