Deb Mashek in Psychology Today

‘When you’re in a relationship, you’re no longer completely independent. You’re now interdependent and must consider your partner’s opinions, feelings, motivations, and plans. Doing that well requires careful collaboration.’

Deb Mashek, author of Collabor(h)ate, is featured on Psychology Today speaking about how work collaborations can teach us about improving romantic relationships.

5 Collaboration Mistakes to Avoid in Your Relationship

Companies often recognize the value of high-functioning relationships. That wisdom applies to romantic relationships. Relationships rely on collaboration and the best collaborations are purposeful, focused, intentional, and coordinated. Five key ways collaborations fail include uneven workloads, inconsistent contributions, power trips, disengagement, and dropping the ball.