This Valentines Day Learn to Speak Their Love Language

Joy Nordenstrom, love coach and matchmaker, speaks to couples and singles about the importance of understanding love languages.  For Valentines Day, you can make use of this information in how you honor your sweetie (or potential love interest) in a way… Read more »

In Marriage, It’s Hugs Before Business

Keith Miller, LICSW shares an intimate look at his marriage to demonstrate a common occurrence for many couples; a focus on life logistics to the extent that one or both feel like a business partner.   The other day my wife seemed… Read more »

Improve Your Connections

How do you rate yourself as a partner?  A friend?  A parent?  Can you and those you care about benefit from improvement in the connections you have with them? Relationships are like a dance, a two-way street.  Like any system,… Read more »

2014: “The Toolbox” Best of Emotional and Relationship Health

2014 was a big year for LoveAndLifeToolbox.com after it’s redesign and relaunch at the end of 2013.  The positive feedback is much appreciated and I look forward to continuing to provide quality content and helpful tools by myself and others in the field… Read more »

The Link Between Self-Acceptance and Emotional Intimacy

Richard Nicastro, PhD examines how a lack of self-acceptance can hurt your relationship.  He offers ways to get a better understanding of yourself, so you are better equipped to turn towards your partner. The Power of Emotional Intimacy Intimacy is all… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: She says she loves me but is married and dating others as well

I am over 60 and a healthy male now living an almost retired life. My relationships were always based on respect and a clear understanding of expectations…Three years back I met a woman in a public place where we frequented… Read more »

Married Sex Can be Great Sex

Richard Nicastro, PhD takes a deeper look at married (or long-term relationship) sex and some of the unique reasons it can be so satisfying.  He encourages couples to understand their ruts and look for opportunities for change. You might have read about—or… Read more »

Too Independent in Your Relationship?

Jennifer Chappell Marsh, MFT explores independence vs interdependence in relationships and what secure attachment looks like. Many of us have heard the saying, “At the end of the day, you only have yourself to fall back on…” We are taught from… Read more »

Learn How to Ask for What You Need in Your Relationships

Jennifer Lehr, MFT looks at the problem with “sucking it up” in relationships.  Positive connections and inner peace will more likely come from learning that it’s ok to ask for what you need. We all have emotional survival strategies that… Read more »

5 Steps to Create Positive Change in Your Relationship

You love your partner.  But you’ve made mistakes.  Some of those mistakes might be born out of old conditioning and patterns learned in your family of origin and what was modeled to you.  Or perhaps you just have been insensitive…. Read more »