Understanding Your Partner’s Personality'

The key to understanding yourself and your mate

The key to understanding yourself and your mate

Even loving, committed and adoring mates occasionally get into states of misunderstanding, hurt, anger and occasionally lash out at each other, only to deeply regret such occurrences. These times of painful interactions can be curtailed with [...]

Feeling embarrassed by some of your spouse’s behaviors?

Feeling embarrassed by some of your spouse’s behaviors?

Embarrassment is a self-monitoring healthy reaction that guides us in being socially appropriate and valued by others. For some individuals this personal monitoring emotion extends to the behavior of their mate. Is it appropriate to feel [...]

How to deal with a partner who is habitually late

How to deal with a partner who is habitually late

Being punctual is thought to be socially appropriate and being habitually late is regarded as a liability in interpersonal relationships. It is obviously disconcerting to routinely have to wait for a partner who is late. What [...]

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder impacting your marriage?

Is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder impacting your marriage?

Learning to live with a permanent partner requires ongoing adjustments. When your mate has Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), both of you are challenged to an even greater degree. Yet, with knowledge, compassion and help your [...]

Prejudice gives a momentary feeling of superiority

Prejudice gives a momentary feeling of superiority

Most people sincerely state that they are not prejudiced. They disavow holding negative views of others based on their race, religion, lifestyle, opinions or affiliations. Yet, many of us are quick to judge the behavior of [...]

Understanding compulsive hoarding

Understanding compulsive hoarding

Many people will admit to having packed garages, cabinets and storage spaces full of un-used furniture, gadgets, tools, books, and boxes overflowing with forgotten objects. Others will admit to having their closets stuffed to capacity with [...]

Feeling excessively anxious? Help is available

Feeling excessively anxious? Help is available

Everyone encounters people who are prone to anxiety, worry and fearful anticipation of life situations. These “worriers” often get reassured, encouraged, debated with and eventually labeled as “negative” people. The partner of the anxious individual as [...]

How to deal with a distractible partner

How to deal with a distractible partner

Some individuals complain that their partner is unfocused, remiss about simple tasks, forgets or consistently fails to follow through on requests, is disorganized, regularly loses basic items, can’t concentrate, is easily distracted and seems to not [...]