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Respect your partner’s primacy in your life

Respect your partner’s primacy in your life

When couples in distress come to therapy, some present their ongoing uncertainty about being loved, respected, honored or even about their ability to sustain the interest of the mate. This stance of dubious significance collides with [...]

How to Perk-up a Wilting Relationship

How to Perk-up a Wilting Relationship

Everyone who has been fortunate to fall in love remembers well the feelings of excitement, enthusiasm, invigoration and elation he/she felt at the time and how thrilling every aspect of the new connection felt. The intoxicating [...]

Develop Healthy Marital Skills

Develop Healthy Marital Skills

Most physical, intellectual, social and emotional interpersonal human skills are learned with the exception of few instinctual, pre-programmed survival and self-preservation tools. Our culture educates and prepares children and adults for life skills to survive and [...]

The Challenge of Sustaining a Love Relationship

The Challenge of Sustaining a Love Relationship

From ancient times to the modern era people have known that belonging to a group enhanced their chances of survival and thus bonded with others to form “communities” of shared resources, talents and skills. Those who [...]

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Don’t Despair-Repair Your Relationship

Individuals who no longer experience the reciprocity of thoughts, feelings and emotional connection with their mates often conclude that their partner has changed, their union has become flawed or permanently damaged, and their original love has [...]

Improve Your Communication Skills

Improve Your Communication Skills

Some married couples lament that their spouses no longer understand them, their motives, intentions or feelings. This common complaint distances mated couples from each other and creates a culture of separateness, aloneness and isolation that sometimes [...]

Is shared love a gift or an accomplishment?

Is shared love a gift or an accomplishment?

Today is Valentine’s Day, Lovers’ Day. All humans desire, wish for, dream about and even pray to find a deep, rewarding and sustained love connection with someone special in their lives. Is love a gift we [...]

Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

Feeling a Loved One’s Pain – Drama or Reality?

When people report feeling the pain of a loved one, is it solely a romantic or dramatic exclamation or does it actually reflect an authentic physiological reaction supported by scientific findings? For centuries, romantic stories, ballads, [...]