The Truth about Men, Love and Intimacy

“I’ve been married for over twenty years. I know I’m not perfect, but I can honestly say that I do my best to be a good husband…I care about what my wife thinks of me asa husband and father.” ~Sal… 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 »

Ask Lisa: My boyfriend is spiraling out of control!

I’m 19 years old and have been dating this guy for 18 months now. We were pretty close friends for about 4 years before we started dating. We met at school and starting dating in our final year of schooling…. Read more »

It’s True. Happiness is Emotional and Relationship Health.

As an individual and couples therapist, writer, student of the dynamics of people and creator of LoveAndLifeToolbox.com, I’ve noticed a few things.  One of the things that I’ve sought to understand and guide people towards is the state of happiness…. Read more »

Being Compassionate and Rescuing: Knowing the Difference

Jennifer Lehr, MFT takes an honest look at her personal experience in a rescuer role in a relationship with a drug addicted partner.  She learns to reclaim  her own life after discovering and working with the part of her that… Read more »