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Category Archives: Relationships

A Slow and Painful Death

I often witness conversational exchanges between two people where one of the individuals expresses themselves by harshly criticizing the other: “You are always telling lies” “You don’t have any self-respect” … Continue reading

July 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

Partnerships Defined – the anatomy of a good relationship

In the course of couple’s therapy I am almost always investigating the extent to which the couple is navigating their partnership. As may be imagined, the entire model of ‘partnership’ … Continue reading

March 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

Text Me Not

I read the other day that 91% of American adults now own cell phones. In fact, many of us have completely retired land lines. Why not? Cell phones allow us … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Benefits of Having a Snuggle Buddy – How 5 Minutes a Day Can Change Your Relationship

One of the things I hear A LOT when I work with couples is that “things have changed from when we were first together”. Let’s be realistic, relationships change.  As … Continue reading

January 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

No One is “Making” you….

I can’t keep track of how many times a week I talk about removing the word YOU from statements when people are talking to one another and most importantly, the … Continue reading

October 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

You Left Me…. Consequences of Feeling Abandoned

One of the more recent labels popularized by psychology pop culture is the term “abandonment”. Clients will frequently start an introductory session with “I have abandonment issues” but it’s rare … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

When Forever Feels Like A Long Time – Thoughts about Marriage

My brother recently married and with wedding season about to step into full swing I thought it appropo to share here, some of the sisterly (dusted with professional) advice that … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Be Happy – Set Boundaries!

Each of us has a set of values, hopes, dreams, and a ‘code’ that we would like to live by. Some of us are conscious of it, others ‘feel’ it, … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · 6 Comments

Master the Art of Allowing

BrittneyBush / Foter / CC BY-NC-ND For quite some time, the word “allowing” has been prominent in my thought process and I often talk about it when conducting couples therapy … Continue reading

August 19, 2013 · 3 Comments