As a couple’s therapist, I’ve seen a myriad of relationships styles. People who come in for counseling are clearly looking to change something they see problematic in their partnership. The problems … [Read more...] about The Top 10 Relationship Success Secrets That Everyone Ought to Know
Life doesn’t always go smoothly, have you noticed that? It’s easy to feel in love and happy with your partner during times of success and relative calm. But times like that don’t come along all that … [Read more...] about Weathering the Storm – How to Survive Stressful Times Together
Generally speaking we choose to go into therapy when we can’t figure out how to make our lives work by ourselves. Maybe we’ve been aware of underlying sadness that doesn’t seem to go away no matter … [Read more...] about How Therapy Can Actually Destroy Your Marriage
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Regardless of what you may think. Sex happens in the brain. Our ability to feel desire, the things that turn us on, the things that make us reach climax all happen in the brain. So, if you want more … [Read more...] about Want More Sex? Here’s how…
When I got married I was such a happy person. My husband was gentle, kind, giving, and such a great dad. It came as a complete shock to me the first time he got angry with me. You see, I am an anger … [Read more...] about Who Are You And What Have You Done With My Partner?
How many times have you been in a situation with someone you know pretty well, maybe your spouse or your best friend, when you just couldn’t get through to them? For some reason beyond your … [Read more...] about Arguments and Fights: Why Won’t You Listen to Me?
Endless fights, arguments, and snipes late into the night... You've seen it time and time again. Everything is going great, you and your partner love each other dearly, and your relationship couldn't … [Read more...] about How to STOP Arguments and Fights from Killing Your Relationship
At 40 when I was divorced and dating I met guys who had given up intimacy. These guys had decided that since they are “no good” at intimacy, they might as well just have a good time and focus only on … [Read more...] about Intimacy – I Give Up!