Thursday, April 18, 2019

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...

Sex and The Older Couple

In 1962 Helen Gurley Brown created a publishing hit with Sex and the Single Girl, a work of non-fiction that advocated for women’s financial independence and sexual experience prior to or without marriage. It sold 2 million copies in 3 weeks, cle...

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...

I Love Him Most of the Time

Blake Lively loves Ryan Reynolds all the time, despite what she says. Blake Lively was quoted as saying: “I am in love with him most...

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...

Why Are Toilet Seats Such a Big Deal?

Probably as long as there have been sit-down toilets, women have been trying to get men to put the seat down when they’re done.  Women can get pretty exercised about the subject and men often blow it off as unimportant.   Within any giv...

“Mundane” is not “Insignificant”

The courtship had been romance-novel perfect.  There were grand gestures – he filled her apartment with long-stemmed red roses; she packed a gourmet picnic basket and drove him to a secluded beach.  He picked her up after work one ...

Why is it so hard to end an unhealthy relationship?

My last article pointed out 50 reasons why people stay in unhealthy relationships. Research shows that it is hard to end an unhealthy relationship....

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...

Heads Up, People. Literally.

I spend a lot of time talking about phones with my clients, especially my younger ones. We’re either discussing the nuances of phone culture - sexting, Snapping, Finsta rules, cyber-bullying, ghosting…..or they show me pictures of their pe...

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