1. 10 Speedy Ways to Connect With Your Spouse When You Don’t Have A Lot of Time

    Couples that don’t reconnect, disconnect. It’s important to stay on top of your relationship constantly, yet with life’s hustle and bustle, it’s hard work to focus on your marriage all the time. Reality check- marriage is hard work, so don’t make excuses for not spending quality time with one another. Make it a non-negotiable. Here are 10 speedy ways to connect daily so your relationship…Read More

  2. Self-Love Is The New #Relationshipgoals

    What does self-love mean to you? Self-love is complicated. It's not always self-like. In my opinion, it's not looking in the mirror and declaring that I'm happy with every single part of me—that's unrealistic. But it is knowing that I am a complex being whose needs evolve daily, and that's a beautiful thing. And as complicated as it is to find happiness in you as a person, it’s a must end-g…Read More

  3. 5 Ways Marriage Counseling Can Save a Troubled Marriage

    Between 40 percent and 50 percent of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce, but this rate is falling -- perhaps due to the excellent marriage counseling services now available. More and more people are seeking the help of a third party before things break down. As a result of professional intervention, relationships are being rebuilt before the 'D' word is ever mentioned. If your relationship has h…Read More

  4. Before Ending Your Marriage, Take These 6 Steps

    The word "divorce" is enough to send chills down your spine. No one expects to break the vows made on a wedding day of hopeful promises and wedded bliss but many marriages do ultimately end with lawyers, court hearings and negotiated paperwork that decides -- among other things -- who gets the dog. If you have reached the point where your only option is to continue the unhappiness of being with yo…Read More

  5. Making Divorce Easier on the Family

    There is no doubt that divorce has dire consequences on individuals and families, yet those who have failed at marriage can succeed at divorce. Individuals and children affected can emerge from divorce emotionally healthy and resilient when parents make the conscientious decision to manage the divorce process in a responsible and logical manner. Dr. Robert Emery, a leading researcher on divorce an…Read More

  6. 15 Ways to Build Family Closeness This Holiday Season

    Don’t let the pressure of Hallmark’s cheery, over-the-top and in-your-face holiday campaigns fool you. For many, this time of year can take even MORE work to pull off a successful season ahead. With increased stress to get along with family members, pick the most well thought-out gift and keep holiday cheer at a maximum, it’s no wonder that some families crash and burn each time. Families ha…Read More

  7. After the Affair

    Infidelity is one of the most devastating blows to a relationship’s foundation. Couples often want to know, “Can my marriage be saved after an affair?” In his book, “What Makes Love Last,” by couples researcher Dr. John Gottman, he seeks to answer that question based on years of research on the concept of trust. Here are some of the book’s most significant findings. Before According to…Read More

  8. How to Cope When External Stressors Take A Toll On Our Relationships

    Living and providing expert couples therapy in my hometown of Fort Lauderdale, we had a big scare this past weekend when Hurricane Irma threatened to hit us directly as a monster Category 4 storm. At the very last minute however, our beautiful coast was spared and we received minimal damage. As grateful as I am that my home and city were saved, the Florida Keys were not as lucky. They felt a direc…Read More

  9. A Couple’s Satisfaction After Kids Is Determined By These Two Things (According to Research)

    Even for the most well prepared couples, having kids is a life-changing experience. Becoming parents is extremely gratifying, yet comes with a whole set of unpredictable twists and turns along the way. Research from the Gottman Institute on Bringing Baby Home found that the majority of couples (67% in fact) report a drop in relationship satisfaction for up to three years after the birth of a baby.…Read More

  10. How to Manage Money Well in Your Marriage

    One of the biggest areas of conflict in relationships revolves around money. Tough conversations can inevitably arise, as money is an unavoidable topic. When discussing financial topics like budgets, school tuition, house buying or car loans, spouses need to be able to make logical decisions while managing heightened emotions. I often recommend that couples identify with and understand their own …Read More