There is a counsellor philosophy that is a method solving life’s ups and downs: change.
One prescribed method is the PEACE method which is outlined in the book, Plato Not Prozac! by Lou Marinoff, PH.D.
Having an interest in philosophy seems to have spilled over into other areas of my life.
I suggest being a life long student in all your affairs.
In my case, I am curious about everything and there by developed a generalist attitude towards knowledge, life and my day to day affairs.
To put it in a nut shell, can applying philosophy to relationships help solve problem?
I believe we do it all the time.
To establish a set of rules or principles to live by is very virtuous and somewhat frowned on in today’s society.
But to be curious and want more out of life has given me license to see the sense in being more philosophical about relationships.
I am not advocating philosophy as a way to practice living with your significant other, but philosophy has much to give to us all in one form or another.