Tuesday, May 22, 2018
When marriage works

When Marriage Works Well

I usually don’t like hit lists, for example “5 Ways to Have Better Sex” and the likes. It’s very tempting to read them, but because of its bullet point nature it often feels like nothing really sinks in. Today though I came acr...

Living with an Anxious Spouse

Living with an Anxiety Disorder is typically associated with a great deal of personal distress, but it can be difficult on the partners of those...

Making Love Last Forever– A Simple Way

Many couples can decrease the need for and cost of therapy, or eliminate it totally, by establishing a simple routine on their own. Regardless of life’s ups and downs, spouses who are able to communicate respectfully can increase romance, intim...

Falling In Love Again– -Rekindling the Spark in a Long Term...

Maintaining the love and affection once a relationship is well-established requires that effort. Often the responsibilities of life, work, and children get in the way and married couples forget to nurture their relationship. One may begin to feel tha...

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...

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