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September 18, 2018

Hey you!  Yeah, you.  The one who wonders if you should end your relationship or not.  Why haven't you made up your mind yet?  Why is it that you feel confused?  I'll tell you.  

It's called relationship ambivalence.  It's a shift of your e...

September 13, 2018

Sick of the same ol' he said, she said fights?  Every couple has hot button topics that always dissolve into an argument.  I bet you're thinking of a few of your's right now.  

Fighting is not necessarily a bad thing.  The families and cultures we grew up...

September 3, 2018

So if you are married or in a committed relationship, most likely at some point in the relationship your wife or girlfriend has asked you to do something.  
 

"Hey hon, can you do the dishes?"  

"Will you put the kids in the bath?"

"Can you take the garbage out?...

August 30, 2018

What happens to a couple over time?  They fall into a routine.  Most of the time, it's a routine they don't even like.  And it can be BAD for your relationship. 

Routines That Kill Intimacy

Maybe when you get home, you both change into your worst clothes,...

August 30, 2018

If this is the case for you, I get it.  This feels really hard.  It's sometimes all you think about.  Being at home can be miserable.  You guys are trapped in a cycle of endless fighting or what is sometimes worse, closed-off coldness where you aren't even speaking.  I...

August 28, 2018

The science behind it all.

As I was driving my kids to school this morning, I heard on the radio that researchers have discovered another type of neuron in human brain.   What's exciting is that it's not found in other animal brains (specifically rat brains).  They call...

August 3, 2018

What's the secret to a happy marriage?   It's the little things!  Dr. John Gottman, probably the most famous marriage researcher of all time, can predict whether a new relationship will be happy or unhappy in the first 15 minutes of meeting with them.  With over 90% ac...

July 27, 2018

Want some life hacks that improve your relationship?  Of course you do!  We all want to know the secrets of happy couples.   Since I am a relationship therapist, I talk to people about their relationships every day.  I've started to notice some themes come up when peop...

June 22, 2018

It's hard to know when things are bad enough that it's time for couples counseling.   Grab a pencil and take the quiz below to find out if you should start counseling.

1.) When I open up to my partner and share vulnerable feelings I mostly feel:

A:     Understood an...

June 14, 2018

This therapy works. And it works fast.

My client just told me their friend was shocked to hear how much better their marriage is now. The friend said “but you’ve only been doing this for 10 minutes! How’s that possible?”   Obviously 10 minutes is an exaggeration.  But i...

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