Get out the Broom…8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Marriage

A very popular post last year about this time, this piece on spring cleaning your marriage deserves a repeat performance.  I think we all need reminders such as this to put the focus back on our loved ones.  Enjoy! For… Read more »

When Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Relationships

I once heard a client say with great pride that she has always been “honest” in her relationships.  She told people how she felt about them and situations at hand.  For her it was inauthentic or “fake” not to be… Read more »

Wives, Is Resentment Sneaking up on Your Marriage?

Resentment in marriage can take more forms than you might realize.  Claire Hatch, LCSW looks at how resentment can creep in as boredom and how to tell the difference between this and simply being in a rut.   Feeling a… Read more »

Dating Fatigue: Take a Break for a More Positive Mindset

Clinton Power, Australian relationship counselor, looks at the benefits of taking a break from dating to reset your thinking, be self-reflective and ultimately be more open and ready for the kind of relationship you really want when you get back… Read more »

Scheduled Sex? Oh the Horror!

Richard Nicastro, PhD believes scheduled sex can be a good thing for many couples.  He challenges some of the beliefs and “shoulds” around this topic as it relates to sexual intimacy in marriage and relationships. We can all see the… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Negotiating Positive Change in Your Relationships

Linda Graham, MFT looks at how to make relationship changes by more clearly seeing your role in the dynamic and better able to tolerate what you see.  She lights a path towards the goal of relational intelligence while rewiring your… Read more »

Valentines Day: Reset Your Expectations to Enjoy the Real Meaning of Love

Valentines Day is associated with romantic love and recognition of the intimate bond you share with your special someone.  Cards, flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affections are commonly exchanged in celebration.  However, our culture has morphed this day of… Read more »

Being Compassionate and Rescuing: Knowing the Difference

Jennifer Lehr, MFT takes an honest look at her personal experience in a rescuer role in a relationship with a drug addicted partner.  She learns to reclaim  her own life after discovering and working with the part of her that… Read more »

In Lover’s Lane with Different Sex Drives?

Couples therapist, Rachel Moheban-Wachtel examines the common problem of a strong relationship but differing sex drives – and what you can do to combat sexual incompatibility. While in couples therapy, something that I find myself dealing with quite a bit… Read more »

Got Resentment in Your Relationship? Learn to Let it Go

Claire Hatch, LCSW looks at resentment in relationships and ways to begin the process of sweeping it away by seeing interactions with your partner differently. “He thinks I’m stupid and he has to school me!” Lena said. “Sometimes I just have… Read more »