Happiness'

Validating Others is a Win-Win Practice

Validating Others is a Win-Win Practice

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 [...]

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 [...]

Rekindling a Lost Love

Rekindling a Lost Love

It is common for people in midlife to begin reviewing their life-path, assessing their past choices, decisions and actions as a way to better understand and accept their present emotional, vocational, social and interpersonal state of [...]

Kid With, Not About, Your Mate

Kid With, Not About, Your Mate

Some individuals are in a habit of pointing out their mate’s errors, faults and faux pas in the presence of family, friends or even acquaintances. This recounting of a loved one’s foibles is hurtful to the [...]

The Value of Play in Adult Life

The Value of Play in Adult Life

The busy life of most adults requires excessive expenditure of focused energy to provide for one’s needs and the wellbeing of the family. Many adults claim that the stress is so acute that it precludes opportunities [...]

How to Reduce Our Pain and Suffering

How to Reduce Our Pain and Suffering

Most people experience some physical and emotional distress in their lives. These experiences also render many individuals helpless, depressed and feeling victimized. Are there ways to help sufferers reduce their misery and increase their comfort? The [...]

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 [...]

Knowing When to Trust Others

Knowing When to Trust Others

The need to know whether or not to trust others is basic to our safety and security. In business, friendship or love, the capacity to differentiate sincerity from falsehood is essential to making effective life choices. [...]