Relationship Friendship'

Keeping in Touch With Childhood Friends

Keeping in Touch With Childhood Friends

All friendships made throughout our lives are immensely essential to our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Childhood friendships are uniquely precious and valuable to us. The power of friendships has been well documented by research. An [...]

Maintaining compassion during another’s distress

Maintaining compassion during another’s distress

Those who veer from standard behavior are likely to arouse bewilderment, fear and criticism by observers. Any unanticipated conduct by another driver, passenger, colleague or acquaintance that destabilizes us and evokes fear, anger or unrighteousness, will [...]

The Social and Emotional Bonding Between Women

The Social and Emotional Bonding Between Women

The connection between women has it’s own unique style with biological, survival, and health benefits that have evolved throughout the years and are distinctively different from male bonding. Both men and women are aware of the [...]

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 [...]

How to Mend a Damaged Friendship

How to Mend a Damaged Friendship

Friendships are unique social connections with others that enhance our physical, emotional and psychological wellbeing and support us in achieving a higher level of functioning and satisfaction in life. Friendships are free, volitional and immensely rewarding. [...]

What is true teamwork in marriage?

What is true teamwork in marriage?

When people talk about teamwork in marriage they often refer to a mutually agreed upon and fair role division of household tasks, childcare and decision making process. Though these functions are part of the definition of [...]

Should you tell a friend that his/her spouse is having an affair?

Should you tell a friend that his/her spouse is having an affair?

Does becoming aware of information suggesting that a friend’s spouse is being unfaithful obligates you to divulge this knowledge to your friend? The answer requires a soul-searching analysis of several major issues, among them are: The [...]

Cultivate a deeper friendship with your spouse

Cultivate a deeper friendship with your spouse

It is with delight that some individuals proclaim, “I am married to my best friend,” and rightfully so. A bonded, supportive, loving friendship in which we are valued, respected, desired, liked and loved helps us live [...]