1. How to Steer Clear of the Dark Side to Marriage…Because There is One!

    Marriage has its ups and downs. For most, our hope is that we have many more happy and glorious moments with our spouse than negative ones. In fact, we make this vow on our wedding day- to love and cherish, through the good times…and bad. Being married is pretty awesome. You get to share life with your very best friend. A travel buddy to share vacations and holidays with. A confidant who will su…Read More

  2. The Secret to Raising Happy Kids Without Sacrificing Your Relationship!

    In honor of the Bringing Baby Home workshop that I facilitated this past weekend here in South Florida (don’t fret if you missed it and are planning to have a baby, expecting or just recently became new parents…there will be another one coming soon so check www.couples-thrive.com for more details), I wanted to share some important points that we discussed that most parents tend fall pitfall to…Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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