Warning Signs Your Relationship is in Trouble

It’s not like the movies. Relationships don’t usually break up during a big dramatic scene; they are distressed little by little over time until both partners feel a complete disconnection.  As a counselor, I meet couples when their relationship has… Read more »

Ways Couples Hide from Intimacy

Richard Nicastro, PhD explores the sneaky but effective ways couples can hide from intimacy. Emotional intimacy isn’t for the faint of heart. It takes courage and faith to open your heart to another, to let down your guard and take… Read more »

20 Relationship Tips: Give Your Relationship the Attention it Deserves

Let’s face it: there is a staggering volume of marriage/relationship help advice out there. Any Internet search on the topic will give you page after page of relationship “How to’s” and “What not to do’s.” Depending on your perspective, this… Read more »

Extreme, Everyday Love

Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW, looks at ways couples can boost their relationship happiness level by incorporatating daily habits in intimacy. A relationship is like a plant: it needs regular attention to stay healthy. Does your plant have enough sunlight, water,… Read more »

In the End, Your Relationships Truly Matter

I was deeply moved by a piece I stumbled upon on CNN’s Belief Blog called, What people talk about when they die.   As a psychotherapist for individuals and couples – as well as a writer about topics related to emotional and relationship… Read more »

Your Early Relationship with Mom and Your Intimate Adult Relationships

“The ability to trust, love, and resolve conflict with loved ones starts in childhood — way earlier than you may think. That is one message of a review of the literature in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal published by… Read more »

The Truth about Men, Love and Intimacy

“I’ve been married for over twenty years. I know I’m not perfect, but I can honestly say that I do my best to be a good husband…I care about what my wife thinks of me as a husband and father.”… Read more »

How to Repair Your Marriage

You are not alone if you feel disconnected from your spouse.  You are also not alone if your marriage is “OK” but there’s a bit of a gap that has the potential to grow if unattended.  Marriages require work to keep… Read more »

How to Encourage Your Partner to Take Better Care of Themselves While Strengthening Your Relationship

You are on the fit track, eating healthy, and working on being the best you can be. You would love nothing more than to have your partner on this journey with you. In fact, when they aren’t on the same… Read more »

Parents, Do Your Children Know?

Much of  what shapes our beliefs about self, others and the world stem from the quality of attachment to parents and primary caregivers.  It impacts self-esteem and the secure base in which we learn to explore the world.  According to… Read more »