Bond through life passages'

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Psychologists, researchers, therapists, mental health professionals and others have sought to identify the essential emotions and behaviors necessary for creating a secure and healthy love relationship. Many theories have evolved and studies conducted to decipher the [...]

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

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 [...]

Lifelong Attention Secures Happy Unions

Lifelong Attention Secures Happy Unions

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 [...]

The benefits of being coupled in later years

The benefits of being coupled in later years

Our culture idolizes youthfulness, high energy, productiveness, quick wit and fast-paced life. It also delights in young couples and families. We may not be fully appreciative of the exceptional benefits of later life love to seniors [...]

Keep the Spark Through the Years

Keep the Spark Through the Years

Our culture romanticizes the process of falling in love, committing to each other and living happily ever after and is saddened when this beautiful tale does not last for some pairs. Is there a way to [...]

How to assess your sex life

How to assess your sex life

Many people wonder how their sexual frequency and satisfaction compare to others. Pairs who do not see eye-to-eye about their sexual life may seek some normative standards by which to gauge their own practices. How can [...]

Postpartum depression is physiological and treatable

Postpartum depression is physiological and treatable

Suffering from any form of depression is difficult enough, having a postpartum depression, though common and hormonally based, is profoundly upsetting to young mothers, babies and husbands. Understanding the nature of this depression may alleviate additional [...]

Managing the seasons of your marriage – Part II

Managing the seasons of your marriage – Part II

The periods of emotional fluctuation within marriages can be likened to the seasonal changes of nature. They are both normal, cyclical and serve the purpose of balancing nature. Each season has its own function in facilitating [...]