Practicing Empathy with your Partner in an Argument

Most simply stated, empathy is the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes – and also the willingness to respond to the person’s needs. It’s one of the most important components of a happy, healthy relationship. Lack of empathy is… Read more »

Couples Conflict: Stop Blaming Your Partner and Own Your Role

“If she didn’t act like such a brat I wouldn’t blow up!” I hear this kind of statement in my couples counseling practice a lot – and I understand how easy it is for people to slip into blaming their… Read more »

How to Manage Difficult Emotions in Your Relationship

Did you know that mindfulness can be a powerful tool in your relationships – intimate or otherwise? Consider for a moment the last time you were significantly emotionally triggered by someone. You may have been really angry, frustrated, sad or… Read more »

5 Tips for a Healthy and Happy Marriage

A happy and healthy marriage is one of the most rewarding experiences people can have.  We are born into this world seeking to attach and bond with others so it makes sense that a quality connection can be such a… Read more »

The Ebb and Flow of Marriage

Marriages change over time.  Couples who are able to navigate the ebb and flow of their marriage typically do well over the long haul. Consider for a moment how much you’ve changed in your maturity, likes, dislikes, priorities, stressors, etc. … Read more »

Couples in Conflict: Learn to Fight Fair in Your Relationship

Conflict is a part of life – and often time relationships. The question is whether you can successfully get past the conflict and through to the other side.  Resentment is toxic to relationships and lack of conflict resolution skills can… Read more »

3 Tips to Rev Up Your Marriage

So your marriage is feeling “blah?” Rest assured, it’s perfectly normal for marriages to feel deflated and need some extra attention every now and then.  After all, we have family, social obligations, work responsibilities, dry cleaning to pick up…you get… Read more »