Thursday, February 23, 2017

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...

Accepting Loss is a Part of Being Free

Loss is difficult to process. It's painful to let go of our cherished relationships and beliefs. Most of us resist loss at all cost. We hold on to relationships that may have run its course. We hold on to behaviors that don't serve us any more, and get...

What Is Lust?

Lust may be experienced as intense desire, ardent enthusiasm, or unbridled sexual longing. This passionate craving is attention directing and a motivational force as is the experience of any emotion. When untethered, lust can lead to actions that may...

Longing and Vulnerability

We can experience longing for something we had and lost, or we can long for something we never had in the first place. A person may already have a partner but long for something more, or maybe different, that he or she believes will bring fulfillment...

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me

The Gamble of Being Unapologetically Me   I believe writing this article is similar to writing the directions to solve a Rubik’s cube or giving someone the cheat codes to a complex video game. If you’ve ever used a cheat code or go...

When Your Spouse is depressed

Dealing with a depressed spouse is not easy. The burden that is carried by one partner often migrates over to the other, and in the end both people may feel depressed and hopeless. According to a study by EAP consultants https://www2.usgs.gov/huma...

Your Parents or Partner: Who Are You Married To

  Before I became a couples therapist, I looked at conflicted couples (and my own conflicted relationships) and saw pain, insecurity, desperation, and little hope. Today, I see conflicted couples (and my own marital challenges) as golden opport...

How Being Yourself Makes Your Relationship Better

You may have noticed that today’s dating scene is full of people attempting to be what everyone else wants them to be so they are acceptable, datable, and lovable. This may be your roommate, your best friend, your brother or sister, or even you...

Break-ups: Do Men Hurt as Much As Woman?

Does Women or Men experience the same pain? Mary Lamia, Ph.D.   Are women more woebegone than men when a romantic involvement ends? As a psychologist I have my own views on the subject. Nevertheless, I decided to consult other pros about the qu...

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,...

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