1. 10 Ways to Love Your Spouse

    A couple came in to see me the other day and said outright, “We’re in such a negative place right now. We know we love each other, but lately we’ve been feeling like we don’t particularly like each other.” Building an air of negativity in your relationship is more common than you think. Most couples go through periods of emotional disconnect, often with thoughts of hopelessness and despa…Read More

  2. How to Handle Fighting in Front of the Kids

    I remember being pregnant with my son and making my husband and I both promise that we would never raise our voices in front of our baby. I wanted to protect him from our fights as much as possible, as I remember all too well my parents’ blow-ups in front of me and my siblings. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was uncomfortable, anxiety provoking and downright ugly to be around. I was desp…Read More

  3. Why Remote Therapy is the Wave of the Future

    Life is fast-paced and constantly changing. Most days, we’re just trying to stay afloat and ride the waves of life instead of crashing recklessly to the shore. Add kids, family commitments and extracurricular activities to the mix and you’re just scratching the surface on how to manage it all. With life as busy and hectic as ever, it’s no wonder that often times our work, personal life and m…Read More

  4. 3 Bonuses That Working Out Together Brings to Your Relationship

    So it’s the New Year, and if you’re like most of us, then you’ve probably made a resolution to step it into high gear and lose all of that extra weight gained over the holidays. Don’t feel guilty; I’m sure the extra pounds were well worth it. If you’re trying to decide which gym to join or what workout to begin, don’t forget to include your other half. Exercising not only improves yo…Read More

  5. 5 Habits to Ditch in the New Year for Your Relationship to Thrive

    Old habits are hard to break, especially when they creep into your relationship. It’s bad enough to acquire negative patterns in our own lives, much less bring additional unhealthy ones into the lives of the ones we love. If you’re looking to rid your relationship of destructive tendencies and make 2016 your best marriage yet, try ditching these 5 habits that are detrimental to your relationsh…Read More

  6. 5 Ways to Stay Connected After Baby

    If you’re a new or expectant parent, you’re probably relishing in all of the joys, excitements and memories your new baby will bring. You’re also probably fretting over the changes and challenges that will occur from your little bundle of joy too. No one prepares us for the relationship struggles that happen after a baby arrives. We don’t realize how taxing sleep-deprivation, uncertain par…Read More

  7. The Best Rule of Thumb for Relationship Repair

    Have you ever been in a fight with your loved one and said things you didn’t mean? I know I have. It feels right to say how you feel in the moment, but feelings are fickle and can wear off quickly. After the dust settles and the damage is done, you end up realizing that many of what you felt was said in haste, and oh, how you wish you could take it all back. For those of us who can be hot-temper…Read More

  8. 5 Secrets to a Happy Marriage, Starting Now

    Marriage is a beautiful journey, yet sometimes has its setbacks. If you’re feeling like your marriage needs a serious reboot, check out these 5 secrets to getting your marriage back on track and thriving right away. 1. Be honest, even when it might be embarrassing to do so “If you have maxed out a credit card or two and find yourself hiding the bills each month, you can bet it’s going to com…Read More

  9. Is Venting about your Spouse Just Another Form of Bashing?

    I was working with a client recently who asked me what I thought about “spouse bashing” and the effects it had on relationships. I thought this was a great question, and as I pondered the notion of male/female “gripe sessions,” I began to wonder how helpful, or hurtful, they could be. On one hand, I support the need to vent and receive additional support, but on the other hand, I thought a…Read More

  10. Why the Selfie Should be Your Least Favorite Word in the Oxford Dictionary

    The Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year for 2013 is the “selfie.” A “selfie” is defined as a photograph that one has taken of oneself, typically one taken with a smartphone or webcam, and uploaded to a social media website. While the poses itself seem fairly harmless, albeit slightly annoying and unflattering, the premise behind the selfie puts our world at, yet again, another human dis…Read More