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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...

June 12, 2018

How do you know when your marriage is save-able?

You have been fighting constantly lately.  It feels like there is tension in your house every second.  No matter what you do, it seems like you aren't getting it right.  It's ice-cold between you two.  Whenever you try to...

May 31, 2018

If you act at work the way that you act within your relationship, you would be fired.

Be honest, we all would.  

Sometimes we can act pretty stupid in our relationships.  I admit, I can get pretty sassy with my husband.  Oh, and a little demanding.  I would never sp...

May 30, 2018

This is a follow-up to my blog post on Marriage Contracts.  Read that post here.

Your relationship goes through many different phases as you age together.  It is not the same relationship as when you first coupled up.  It will also not be the same relationship as you go...

May 29, 2018

Jfd. Just bleeping do it.  The motivation will come later.  If  you wait for the motivation to be there, you could be waiting forever. 

Why?  Because there is a myth in the way our culture talks about sex.  They describe sex as a process that follows...

May 25, 2018

*Sigh.*   This is a sleepy post.   I thought about this last night, as I got up for the up-teenth time.  At some point, as I'm stumbling along the hallway I thought about how every night, from when we put the kids to bed to the time the alarm goes off in the morning, i...

May 22, 2018

One of the most effective ways to create problems within your relationship is to not spend time talking about your relationship.  Most of the people I see in my practice have spent little-to-no time talking to their partners about their expectations, desires and needs...

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