Communication'

Cautiously use humor in your relationships

Cautiously use humor in your relationships

Many people find joy is using humor in their conversation with others. It is a method of bonding with those who are like-minded through affirming their mutual understanding and opinions about the subject, person, politics, religion, [...]

Using harmony in resolving couple conflicts

Using harmony in resolving couple conflicts

As children, we are taught that making errors, occasionally behaving unkindly, feeling competitive and sometimes even being physically aggressive toward siblings or other children may be a product of natural emotions that must not be expressed. [...]

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love

Ingredients for a lifetime of marital love

Given the high rate of divorce, some people assume that a lifetime of love is a hope but seldom a reality. Interestingly enough, this assumption is incorrect. The reality is that, indeed, about fifty percent of [...]

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays

Finding pleasure with each other during the Holidays

During the winter holidays, we choose to decorate the inside and outside of our homes as a show of communal celebratory mood that enhances the beauty of our homes and elevates the mutual joy of neighbors, [...]

Dealing with reduced sexual desire in couples

Dealing with reduced sexual desire in couples

One essential bonding element between couples is their initial mutual physical attraction to one another. The uniqueness of their matched draw signifies to many pairs that they have been intended to be coupled and that their [...]

Embracing Sadness as Part of Healing

Embracing Sadness as Part of Healing

We live in a culture that considers individuals’ happiness, satisfaction, joy, elation and delight as signs of health and wellbeing. Though these emotions are desirable states that are sought by all, they certainly are not applicable [...]

Marital satisfaction is up to you!

Marital satisfaction is up to you!

Some pairs who come to couple therapy to improve their relationship present a defensive stance in which they depict themselves as loving, reasonable and compromising while describing their mate as faltering in these criteria, less than [...]

The Power of Gratitude for Parents

The Power of Gratitude for Parents

Father’s Day, one of our universal, secular holidays is intended to have individuals of all ages formally celebrate their father’s contributions in raising, loving, supporting, teaching and helping mold them into the great beings they have [...]