Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend’s job is more important than me

I came across one of the questions which I could relate to my life while I was searching for – what to do if you have a busy partner. Actually I am in a relationship with a guy since 4… Read more »

5 Soothing Tips for Making Up after Conflict

Not many people actually enjoy conflict. Whether it’s a fight with a friend, a rift with a co-worker, or a blowout with your significant other, conflict hurts. But the alternative is lingering grudges, endless speculation, suffering, and sometimes divorce. Conflicts… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: I’m now sober but my girlfriend has unresolved issues

I am currently in a long distant relationship for a little over a year. We have been through numerous ups and downs. Our biggest issue being I used to drink too much and at the beginning when she asked me… Read more »

17 Must-Have Conversations with Your Child

Life coach, Mark Chernoff, breaks down some important life truths that can shape how children view themselves and their place in the world.  Parents, no matter how old your child (or adult child), it’s never too late to help them integrate these… Read more »

5 Steps to Create Positive Change in Your Relationship

You love your partner.  And sometimes you make mistakes that hurt your partner.  Some of those mistakes might be from patterns similar to what was modeled to you in your family of origin and the mistakes are inadvertent.  Or sometimes you are simply… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend has alcohol and mental health issues

My boyfriend and I are together for 2 years . Since we moved together 15 months ago we started to argue and it was over drinking . He gets aggressive and fights with random people, it has happened around 7… Read more »

The Under the Radar Relationship Killer

Researchers are doing a great job raising awareness about harmful things couples say and do in a relationship. For example, we now know from the work of Dr. John Gottman that there are four communication patterns which predict whether a… 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 »

The Ultimate Romance Win

Depression sneaks up on a woman and seeps into a marriage.  This is a true story told from her husband’s perspective.  He shares the journey and one of their early victories as she started to get the upper hand on her… Read more »

10 Characteristics of Successful Relationships

People seeking couples counseling seek change to a relationship dynamic that isn’t working in some way.   The problems can include poor communication, lack of emotional safety, resentment, trust violations and many other issues.  It might even be that the… Read more »