Thursday, February 23, 2017

The Boys in the Boat—Good Marriage Advice

By Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW What does a great marriage look like to you? A couple living in harmony for a lifetime of romance,...

How Gratitude Can Make You More Attracted To Your Partner

In relationships, the tendency to criticize and search for shortcomings in our partner can often supersedes all other thought processes. Unfortunate, really. Or…perhaps, an opportunity to rediscover our partner in a new light. Taking the time to...

The Honor of Trauma Bonds

I may get some flak for my perspective. However, at this point I’ve dealt with this topic to the point that I think I’ve had enough. There is an underlying system of spousal/partner abuse I have observed with many of the couples I see. For ...

Why My Husband is NOT My Other Half

“My husband doesn’t complete me.”   Words once spoken through my own gritting teeth, I now say to my own husband. And he gets it.   I cannot let him hold that responsibility. Through lots of time, education, and my own &...

What My Husband Wished He Had Known Before We Got Married

The other day, over coffee and a Duolingo break, I asked my husband “what are some things you wish you had known about marriage…before we got married?” Yes, I went there. Even though we have been together for years (nearing a decade...

Having Privacy Vs. Keeping Secrets In Relationships: What’s The Difference?

Having Privacy Vs. Keeping Secrets In Relationships: What’s The Difference?   One of the most common areas of couples’ struggles is determining how open and transparent they want to be, and will be, in their relationship. There is of...

Overcoming Infidelity: Reconnecting and Rebuilding

The summer of 2015 the breach of the Ashley Madison cheating website left many marriages affected and even allegedly led to five suicides in the United States and Canada. It left many couples wondering, “Can a marriage be saved after an affair?&r...

Should I Keep a Secret from My Spouse?

Should I Keep a Secret from My Spouse? By Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW   If you think you need to confess every one of your secrets to your spouse, think again.  In a good marriage, we can be ourselves more with our partner than with any...

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