Happy Marriage: An Often Overlooked Way of Connecting Couples

There are so many ways for couples to connect and nurture their marriages.  I’ve written a lot about how to create emotional safety, adult attachment, how to avoid or work through a build up of resentment, build empathy, communicate effectively… Read more »

Valentines Day: 8 Simple Ways to Make Your Partner Feel Cared For

With Valentines Day approaching, many couples are considering ways to demonstrate their love and affection for each other.  What meaning do you attach to Valentines Day?  What are your expectations?  I subscribe to the notion that it’s less about “quantity”… Read more »

Money Conflict in Marriage / Relationships

There are a number of common issues that come up for people in their relationships / marriages – and a big one is money.  Attitudes and meanings attached to “money” differ and typically originate from family of origin experiences as… Read more »

Are You in an Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

Do you feel like you have to “walk on eggshells” around your partner? Are you afraid a lot of the time in your relationship? Is your self esteem being slowly eroded? It’s possible you’re in an emotionally abusive relationship. Emotional… Read more »

Couples Assessment: How Strong is Your Relationship Foundation?

In my couples therapy work, I’ve noticed there are certain aspects that determine the strength of a couple’s relationship foundation – that is, the relationship’s ability to stand strong in the face of the things that life throws out, be it normal… Read more »