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 »

#TheToolbox Best of Emotional and Relationship Health 2016

Another year is soon to be in the rear view mirror and I’m here to celebrate the “best of”  in LoveAndLifeToolbox.com in 2016. The following are the three most popular emotional and relationship health articles, as well as helpful tools you can add to your… Read more »

Give Your Marriage the Gift of Reconnection Over the Holidays

Happy Holidays from LoveAndLifeToolbox.com!  It’s no secret that a happy marriage or long term relationship can be the cornerstone of your life, the foundation in which you build a family, aspire to your goals and dreams and have a port… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: My boyfriend is spiraling out of control!

I’m 19 years old and have been dating this guy for 18 months now. We were pretty close friends for about 4 years before we started dating. We met at school and starting dating in our final year of schooling…. Read more »

It’s True. Happiness is Emotional and Relationship Health.

As an individual and couples therapist, writer, student of the dynamics of people and creator of LoveAndLifeToolbox.com, I’ve noticed a few things.  One of the things that I’ve sought to understand and guide people towards is the state of happiness…. Read more »

Deconstructing Bickering in Relationships

Richard Nicastro, PhD examines why couples fight and proposes that bickering isn’t always the way it seems.  Might bickering in relationships sometimes be…fun? “You missed the exit.” “Did not.” “Did too.” “Do you want to drive?” “That’s not fair. You know… 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 »

Ask the Therapist: I hurt my boyfriend and now he’s backed away

Recently me and my boyfriend started college. On the first day he suddenly changed. He didn’t even wait for me but seemed to have more time for my friend. We’ve only been there for two days and yet I feel… Read more »