Should Marriage Make You Happy or is Happiness an Inside Job?

Richard Nicastro, PhD looks at finding “meaning over merriment” in marriage and challenges us to monitor our expectations that marriage “should” bring happiness.  Is happiness better found inwardly first? No one gets married to ramp up the suffering in their… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Wired to Connect: Why We Can’t Live Without Love and Belonging

Linda Graham MFT looks at recent research in social neuroscience from the new book, Social:  Why Our Brains Are Wired to Connect.  Not being connected socially is literally bad for your health. The need to connect goes back to being… Read more »

How to Sabotage Your Relationships by Not Owning Your Stuff

If you’re wondering why your relationships often go awry or seem more difficult than they should be, perhaps it’s time to consider your role in this.  Ouch, “I have a role?”  Yes, you just might.  And some of it might… Read more »

When Pain Masquerades as Crazy in Relationships

“Crazy” relationship behavior might not be what you think.  If you really care about your partner but are being put off by his/her behavior, consider the possibility there’s more there than meets the eye. I don’t like using the word… Read more »

3 Ways to Make Date Night Work For Your Relationship

We’ve all heard the experts go on and on about the importance of date night to maintaining a happy relationship. In fact, researchers at University of Rochester found that watching movies and talking about them may be as effective at… Read more »

Marriage as a Safe Haven

Fawn Weaver is a believer in marriage and despite the recent media focus on marriage decline and daunting divorce statistics, has made it her mission to hear from and celebrate other happy wives worldwide via Happy Wives Club. I see and know firsthand… Read more »

5 Ways to Bump up the Romance without Breaking Your Wallet

Rachel Moheban-Wachtel, LCSW encourages couples to shift their romance focus from special occasions to a daily mindset.  She offers some affordable and meaningful ways to show each other love. No matter how long you’ve been in a relationship, whether it’s… Read more »

Do You Believe in Love? Trust Love.

Rick Hanson, PhD looks at the importance of being open to love, which is as natural as breathing and is woven into our DNA. Take a breath right now, and notice how abundant the air is, full of life-giving oxygen… Read more »