Being the best partner'
One of the great benefits of a committed relationship is the security of being loved, accepted and cherished by our mate. The knowledge that our bond is safe, secure and love-based keeps us contented and emotionally [...]
Our culture holds compassionate people in high regard. The kind teacher who helps a struggling student, the Emergency Medical Responders who rescue accident and trauma victims, Police men and women who routinely encounter human cruelty, trauma [...]
This column’s topic was spurred by a reader’s question about how to develop empathy after having been told by several dates that his non-empathic responses rendered him an unsuitable mate. It is likely that a less [...]
It is not uncommon for many couples to find themselves in adversarial positions in discussing issues of concern to one or both of them. The desire for need fulfillment, personal validation and reaffirmation of our mate’s [...]
All living organisms require attention to survive and thrive. Infants, children, adults, animals and even plants wither and wilt without sufficient care and attention. Attention is needed not only for our physical survival but also for [...]
One of the most common complaints expressed by mates during couple therapy is that one or both do not feel valued, respected, appreciated or positively regarded by the other. Why would these attributes command such a [...]
Why do some marriages survive, thrive or fail? The secrets to a healthy and satisfying long-term union between two committed partners have intrigued many individuals and researchers alike. Various psychological, developmental, relational and situational factors have [...]