Bond through life passages'

How to improve your couple connection during stressful times

How to improve your couple connection during stressful times

Shared joyous life events provide an opportunity for couples to deepen their connection. How they deal with difficult life challenges is often a greater gauge of their bond to each other. Emotional intimacy often blossoms when [...]

Enhancing couples’ connection throughout each others’ lives

Enhancing couples’ connection throughout each others’ lives

Committed couples who stay together for a lifetime experience many transitions. The nature and depth of their connection changes with life’s phases and can be enhanced by combining all the emotional and behavioral elements toward greater [...]

Sharing is a good relationship practice

Sharing is a good relationship practice

From early childhood we are told that we must learn to share our toys and belongings with others. We are also coached to associate sharing with being a good person and friend. Interestingly enough, as firmly [...]

Career and/or motherhood? The woman’s dilemma

Career and/or motherhood? The woman’s dilemma

Today, young women who are planning their lives wonder whether their personal goals may compliment or conflict with their future roles as wives and mothers. The past forty years have provided many conflicting ideas and research [...]

When your partner is hospitalized

When your partner is hospitalized

Part of my professional experience includes many years of working with medically hospitalized patients and their families. It was only after I recently assisted my husband through surgery, setbacks and recovery, that I felt the emotions [...]

Menopause – the misunderstood life-stage

Menopause – the misunderstood life-stage

Menopause is a maligned, normal developmental stage in a woman’s life. It is misunderstood by both women and men and thus seen with dread and helplessness. The medical description of menopause is: “The transition period in [...]

Partner also faces huge challenges when spouse is ill

Partner also faces huge challenges when spouse is ill

“For better and for worse” means just that. In every marriage there are happy times and sad times, joyous moments and painful ones. When a partner is diagnosed with a serious or chronic illness, both mates [...]

Tips for dealing with depression

Tips for dealing with depression

Our culture promotes youth, energy, competence and productiveness. We admire those who are self-confident, positive, enthusiastic and hopeful. Depression inhibits all these attributes. The term depression is often misused. Some people call themselves depressed when they [...]