Sex in Marriage and Fear of Intimacy

Richard Nicastro, PhD looks at why “intimacy is not for the faint of heart” and how a fear of intimacy can get in the way of the quality of the sexual relationship in your marriage.  He poses questions for reflection… Read more »

Ask the Therapist: I am playing second fiddle in my relationship

I’m writing to you to get your opinion on the situation I have going on with my boyfriend.  We have been dating for a little over a year. Around the time we first started dating I noticed him texting on… Read more »

Get out the Broom…8 Ways to Spring Clean Your Marriage

For many, spring is a time of renewal and recharge, a sleepy-eyed yawn and waking up from a winter slumber of sorts.  People feel the urge to clean their homes, their cars and their work environments.  Marriages can also benefit… Read more »

When Honesty is Not the Best Policy in Relationships

I once heard a client say with great pride that she has always been “honest” in her relationships.  She told people how she felt about them and situations at hand.  For her it was inauthentic or “fake” not to be… Read more »

Wives, Is Resentment Sneaking up on Your Marriage?

Resentment in marriage can take more forms than you might realize.  Claire Hatch, LCSW looks at how resentment can creep in as boredom and how to tell the difference between this and simply being in a rut.   Feeling a… Read more »

Dating Fatigue: Take a Break for a More Positive Mindset

Clinton Power, Australian relationship counselor, looks at the benefits of taking a break from dating to reset your thinking, be self-reflective and ultimately be more open and ready for the kind of relationship you really want when you get back… Read more »

Scheduled Sex? Oh the Horror!

Richard Nicastro, PhD believes scheduled sex can be a good thing for many couples.  He challenges some of the beliefs and “shoulds” around this topic as it relates to sexual intimacy in marriage and relationships. We can all see the… Read more »

The Neuroscience of Negotiating Positive Change in Your Relationships

Linda Graham, MFT looks at how to make relationship changes by more clearly seeing your role in the dynamic and better able to tolerate what you see.  She lights a path towards the goal of relational intelligence while rewiring your… Read more »

Valentines Day: Reset Your Expectations to Enjoy the Real Meaning of Love

Valentines Day is associated with romantic love and recognition of the intimate bond you share with your special someone.  Cards, flowers, chocolates and other tokens of affections are commonly exchanged in celebration.  However, our culture has morphed this day of… Read more »

In Lover’s Lane with Different Sex Drives?

Couples therapist, Rachel Moheban-Wachtel examines the common problem of a strong relationship but differing sex drives – and what you can do to combat sexual incompatibility. While in couples therapy, something that I find myself dealing with quite a bit… Read more »