Managing Feelings'

How to express discontent in a love relationship

How to express discontent in a love relationship

It is inevitable that even in the most connected, loving and intimate relationship, partners may occasionally encounter a disagreeable behavior, message or attitude of the mate that may be interpreted as unkind, hurtful or insensitive. How [...]

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 [...]

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Acceptance is the Core of Harmonious Relationships

Many couples who come for therapy to improve their relationship subsequent to frequent fights, arguments and mutual frustrations wish that the therapist will side with their individual view and guide their mate in becoming more agreeable [...]

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 [...]

Is Anger Your Friend or Your Foe?

Is Anger Your Friend or Your Foe?

Getting angry is an instinctual response to the perception of impending harm or injustice to oneself or others. Anger is an emotional reaction that is accompanied by physiological responses intended to empower us to defend ourselves [...]

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 [...]

Mutual Love Does Not Always Guarantee a Happy Relationship

Mutual Love Does Not Always Guarantee a Happy Relationship

With this year’s Valentine’s Day just a week old, for many couples it seems like it’s halo has already faded. How can so many pairs profess to love each other and at the same time harbor [...]