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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 [...]

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity

Happiness is a By-Product of Generosity

Today is Christmas Day – a precious holiday celebrated throughout the world by millions of people. The anticipatory excitement about this wonderful day of celebration including family get-togethers, sharing meals and joy with family and friends [...]

Reduce Your Holiday Stress

Reduce Your Holiday Stress

Holidays are delightful times of celebration, family gatherings with loved ones, sharing great food and relishing the companionship of family and friends. For many, it is the “season to be jolly” and re-connect with those about [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]