5 Signs Your Relationship Needs a Digital Cleanse

Clinton Power explores the issue of over-reliance on digital devices and how it can negatively impact your relationship.  He encourages couples to take a break to reconnect “IRL” (in real life) if disconnection is occurring. There’s no doubt that with… Read more »

Disconnection to Reconnection: When Your Relationship is Truly Healing

Intimate relationships can be challenging at times and require TLC and effort to sustain them.  And the reality is, they can get off track.  If over time this happens enough, where resentment and other negative emotions build up between you,… Read more »

Boost Your Relationship Resilience by Nurturing Your Strengths

There’s a lot known about the power of resilience to help us recover from extreme adversity.  True, a great deal of stress that can be associated with this process but people generally thrive over time, making it through incredibly challenging… Read more »

How to Repair a Relationship Rupture

Linda Graham, MFT looks at how to repair relationship ruptures and the neuroscience around it.   Researchers have discovered that even in “good enough” close relationships, we spend about one-third of the time in actual relating (attuned connection), about one-third… Read more »

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 »

The Problem with Holding Onto Hurt Feelings in Your Relationship

An ideal relationship is one where there are two lines of open communication, where both feel safe to “be” and there are no “monsters” lurking under the radar.  One type of relationship monster is one that is born out of… Read more »

Marriage: Decrease Your Arguments at the Source

Why do couples argue?  Sure, there are the issues about money, sex, parenting and other commonly discussed topics.  It’s not about stopping arguments as research has actually shown that couples who argue effectively are in better shape than those who… Read more »

Make a Mistake in Your Relationship? Follow These Two Steps

We would not be human if we didn’t make mistakes.  In a relationship, when two people are navigating the complexities of each others feelings (as well as their own), mistakes are inevitable.  How many times in life, at work, with… Read more »

Happy Marriage? Get Back to the Basics

Happy marriages require some amount of effort to stay that way.  Those who believe their relationship can sustain the dizzying highs of their honeymoon phase early tend to be disappointed when life gets in the way.  We are born wired… 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 »