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The Cycle of Abuse

Feeling like your fighting too much with your spouse? Does his or her reaction make you feel like you are solely to blame for the issues in your relationship? Or do you make excuses for his or her clearly abusive behavior to make yourself feel better about the way that he or she treats you? Maybe[…]

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What Happy Couples Do: Talk About Sex, Baby

Even in our day and age we are bombarded by images of women in lingerie on prime time television. We hear Salt-N-Pepa songs replay on the radio. Alyssa Milano often makes headlines for her activism surrounding breast feeding in public. In this context, it might be hard to imagine that anyone has difficulty discussing sex[…]

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What Happy Couples Do: They Don’t Know Each Other

“When he said that, I just knew he was wondering whether I actually had that level of experience and I got so angry!” One of the biggest problems I see with couples who come to me for therapy is one or both partners assuming they know what the other is thinking. Assumption influences how you[…]

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What Happy Couples Do: Argue

You are talking to your friend about your argument last night with your wife. After venting and beginning to feel a bit better, you ask him about the last time he and his wife argued. He can’t remember. In fact, in the past few years, he genuinely thinks they haven’t had a single fight. Sounds[…]

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What Happy Couples Do: Pick Their Battles

You’ve been married for 5 years. Your spouse comes home from work and leaves their coat on the chair even though they know it drives you nuts not to just put it in the closet. Then they bring up the furniture. This is the other argument you’ve been having for as long as you can[…]

Anxious About Your Relationship? 4 Signs It May Be Cheating

Check out my latest guest blog contribution on Anxiety.org on what constitutes cheating on your partner, which is more of a grey area than you might realize. https://www.anxiety.org/relationship-anxiety-4-signs-of-cheating?utm_campaign=shareaholic  

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4 Simple Steps To Improve Communication In Your Relationship

Are there certain things you feel like you avoid discussing with your spouse? Do you struggle to tell your partner when you feel upset, sad, regretful, irritated, or resentful? Have you noticed feeling emotionally distant in your relationship? Check out my latest blog post with one of the fabulous group therapy practice’s I work for,[…]

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There Is No One To “Complete” You

Still waiting on that perfect person to “complete” you? You might be waiting a long time. Check out my guest blogging article w/ the amazing practice I work for, Christine Fernandez & Associates, that addresses the importance of being a complete person before, during, and/or after a relationship. http://www.drchristinenyc.com/whole-person/

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Go To Bed With Your Spouse

Sex is certainly an important part of any relationship, but it isn’t the only important thing that happens in the bedroom with your spouse. Literally going to sleep in your bed together lays an important foundation for your relationship. With the busy lives we lead, it is often hard to sync up with anyone. Your[…]

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5 Skills to Improve Your Relationship

In a world where technology allows us to be reachable by anyone 24-7, maintaining an intimate relationship with your spouse is tough. You come home from a long day at work, put down your bag (or bags), maybe exercise, scarf down dinner, check and respond to work and personal emails, continue to do any work[…]