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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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You Want A Different Life: What Are You Doing About It?

You’re sitting at your desk at work thinking about your life. You were never this type of person until the beginning of last year. Your thoughts swim as you continue wondering how you got here. 3 months go by. You find yourself in the same position, at the same desk, thinking the same thoughts. Feeling[…]

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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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Top 8 Relationship Problems Every Couple Faces

Relationship problems are very common among couples. Whether your relationship faces the axe or overcomes the hurdles and takes the smooth ride depends on how you handle the problems. On that note, it makes sense to understand the various types of relationship problems  and be prepared to handle the situation better when the problem arises[…]

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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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Top 3 Relationship Killers

Check out my contribution to a prominent UK relationship advice website! Top 3 Relationship Killers You Need To Avoid – Tips From 62 Famous Experts Tip #1 – Not communicating One of the first things I always ask someone in individual therapy when they tell me about something that upsets them about their partner or[…]

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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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 How Do You View The World?

Two people are in the middle of the exact same, seemingly boring and rote situation. Their phones have started buzzing because they got a message from someone. Both of them get up to look at their devices to see what the text says. They both look briefly, put the phone down, and resume what they[…]

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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[…]