The Relationship Check-In

Relationships need nurturing much as a garden needs tending.  Particularly if you’re in a long term marriage, it’s far too easy to let the hustle and bustle of family, jobs, socialobligations and life in general cloud over connecting with your… Read more »

How to Spruce up Your Marriage

Sometimes, partners stay intertwined together and don’t experience difficult “growing pains.”  Sometimes couples struggle with the ebb and flow of their marriages. The classic line, “He’s changed…” may be an accurate statement.  But I would bet that “She’s changed…” and… Read more »

Happy Couples: 3 Unique Ways to Boost Happiness in Your Relationship

It’s no secret that open, healthy communication and time spent together are good ways to strengthen your relationship.  Marriage and relationship experts like me also talk at great length about the importance of avoiding the build-up of resentment, allowing each other to be… Read more »

Ask Lisa: Relationship with a Man with Kids I want Nothing to Do With

I’ve been in a relationship for 2 years with someone I am completely compatible with.  My problem is that he has 2 kids, and I have never wanted kids.  I don’t like being around kids, I have a short patience… Read more »

How to Give your Brain a Fighting Chance in an Argument

From your nervous system’s point of view, there are a fairly limited number of ways to respond to an argument.  You can find yourself in one of the knee-jerk reactions such as fight, flight, or freeze. You can roar and… Read more »

Ask Lisa: My Wife is Depressed, Angry and Drinking

I hope you can help me with this. I think my wife is depressed but she refuses to admit it or see anyone about it. She’s always in a terrible mood, has been sleeping way too much, is sharp with… Read more »

Practicing Empathy with your Partner in an Argument

Most simply stated, empathy is the ability to put oneself in another’s shoes – and also the willingness to respond to the person’s needs. It’s one of the most important components of a happy, healthy relationship. Lack of empathy is… Read more »

Ask Lisa: Trouble Letting Her Go

The girl that I had been dating ended our relationship saying that she was in panic mode. We had a very good thing going for several months. She said that she realized that she loved me but could not commit because… Read more »

Ask Lisa: Should I Pick My Man or My Career Opportunity?

I’ve been with my man for 2 years now but for the second year I been out of town at a trade school. I have the opportunity to further my education for free but I would have to go out… Read more »

Thriving in Relationships Despite a Painful Past

Making love last is a concern for anybody with a relationship history that has included disappointment, pain and loss. How do we do it differently the next time around? What starts for so many as a blissful connected loving state… Read more »