Friday, December 14, 2018

A Clean Slate

Marie and Luke were in unfortunately familiar territory in this fight. Mostly they got along okay; but then something relatively small would happen and it would seem to set off a bigger fight. It was if the fight was about something bigger than what t...

In the Time It Takes…

I want to, have to, let those who use infidelity as “self-medication” or revenge know the affect your fleshly selfishness is having on your spouse, significant other, or partner. If you’ve followed this blog, you know that I try to be...

Lovers (the Movie), Boredom, and Where Are You?

As a couples therapist, I have an interest in things that have to do with couples.  A new movie, Lovers, is about a long-time couple in which both people are having affairs but their own relationship starts to sizzle again.  There was a revie...

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...

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...
Saying it Silently Packs Most Punch

Saying it Silently Packs Most Punch

By Marcia Naomi Berger, MSW, LCSW Do you know how little weight your spoken words can have in a relationship? We might think that what...

Five Questions to Ask Oneself When a Relationship Ends

Every person reacts differently when a relationship comes to a close. Some do not want to even think of another relationship and others want to start (or already started) a new relationship ASAP. So, the big question, when are we ready? Are we ever rea...

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...

It’s Not You… It’s Them

Protecting yourself against people who drain you isn’t easy. You know who I’m talking about, right? They can be fun at times, but when you get home after hanging out with them, you’re tired - exhausted even. Sometimes you feel bad abo...

How Do I Know When It’s Time To Leave

How Do I Know When it’s Time To Leave? Maybe you're on the fence about leaving a relationship. Worry and fear keep you up at night. You wonder, what will happen if you leave? Will the kids be ok? Will you be okay on your own? These questio...

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