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 »

11 Secrets of Happy Couples

When you see the words, “happy couples” what comes up for you?  You probably know a few of them.  They may be friends of yours or a couple you’re aquainted with – and they always seem to be happy.  What’s… Read more »

3 Tools for Your Marriage Toolbox

Marriage should not be easy.  Holding this belief system can put undue stress on married couples who then also might be more inclined to give up when times get rough. The good news is that most people are willing to put… Read more »

Have You Watered Your Relationship Garden?

As many of us prepare to gather our most important relationships together to celebrate Thanksgiving, I’d like to share with you a few thoughts on creating the best possible relationship between you and your partner.  For those of you who are currently… 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 Power of Behavior in Relationships

From the time we are born, relationships are one of the most important things to all of us.  Consider how much infants need their parents or primary caregivers.  The need to attach to others is there from birth. Our behavior has the power to… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: Uncomfortable with my Boyfriend’s Relationship with his Female Friend

I’m 36, and I’ve been dating a 29 year old man for a year and a half now.  There are a lot of nuances that I don’t have time to recount, but my basic problem is this.  My boyfriend has… Read more »

Healthy Relationships: Assessing the Emotional Safety

Couples seek relationship counseling for numerous reasons. As a professional who works with many different couples, I’ve noticed one common denominator. Their relationships lack in varying degrees of “emotional safety.” Typically, the couples who present as the most hostile, distant, angry,… Read more »