Ask Lisa: My Boyfriend Gets Aggressive When Drunk

I have been in a relationship for almost 8 months. The relationship has been good when we’re together but he has always had trust issues with me whenever I’m seeing my friends or if I’m going out. Somehow I’ve just… Read more »

What’s Your Role? See Your Part.

Rick Hanson, PhD looks at the importance of taking responsibility for your part in difficult situations with others. In situations or relationships with any kind of difficulty – tension, feeling hurt, conflicts, mismatches of wants . . . the usual… Read more »

Rise in Anxiety and/or Depression in our Youth, What Gives?

According to a recent study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, more than 1 in 20 US children and teens (ages 6 to 17 years old) have anxiety or depression.  Approximately 2.6 million American children and adolescents had diagnosed… Read more »

#TheToolbox Best of Emotional and Relationship Health 2017

2017 is slipping by and throughout this year, I continue to enjoy tending to my online labor of love, LoveAndLifeToolbox.com.  This is my annual end of the year celebration of the “best of”  my emotional and relationship health content over… Read more »

Finding Your Healthy Self to Find a Healthy Other

Relationship Coach, Jenna Ponaman, shares her personal story of finding self-acceptance and authenticity within herself to be open (and finding), the best possible partner for her. Have you ever found yourself in a relationship where you try so hard to… Read more »

Lots of Friends Yet Still Feel Lonely?

Loneliness is an epidemic and research has shown that it can literally make you sick.  This is a topic close to my heart professionally as my therapy practice continues to be dotted with clients who don’t feel connected to others… Read more »

Ask Lisa: My boyfriend’s job is more important than me

I came across one of the questions which I could relate to my life while I was searching for – what to do if you have a busy partner. Actually I am in a relationship with a guy since 4… Read more »

Ask Lisa: I’m now sober but my girlfriend has unresolved issues

I am currently in a long distant relationship for a little over a year. We have been through numerous ups and downs. Our biggest issue being I used to drink too much and at the beginning when she asked me… Read more »

Ask Lisa: My boyfriend has alcohol and mental health issues

My boyfriend and I are together for 2 years . Since we moved together 15 months ago we started to argue and it was over drinking . He gets aggressive and fights with random people, it has happened around 7… Read more »

The Ultimate Romance Win

Depression sneaks up on a woman and seeps into a marriage.  This is a true story told from her husband’s perspective.  He shares the journey and one of their early victories as she started to get the upper hand on her… Read more »