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Keep Your Relationship Strong and Healthy With Three Relationship Tips For Less Conflict

Keep Your Relationship Strong and Healthy With Three Relationship Tips For Less Conflict

When couples fall in love, the feelings and emotions can be all-consuming, powerful, and uplifting. Couples often focus on planning for a future together and go through all the joy of the “firsts” they get to explore together hand in hand. This is an example of the beginning stage of a relationship, and it won’t

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Relationship Struggles: Is this normal? (You might be surprised to learn how relationships "operate")

Relationship Struggles: Is this normal? (You might be surprised to learn how relationships “operate”)

Have you ever had a moment in your relationship where you asked yourself, “Is this normal? Is this how relationships are supposed to work?” Or, imagined that the grass must be greener and other people have smoother, more stress-free ease between them? Maybe you’re talking with your partner, and you suddenly experience an automatic response

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Mental Health and Sexual Health are Connected. (Does Your Therapist and Doctor Know?)

Mental Health and Sexual Health are Connected. (Does Your Therapist and Doctor Know?)

Do you and your therapist feel comfortable discussing sexual health and sexual pleasure in your therapy sessions? If not, do you know why? The answer may surprise you! Here’s a long-running joke among sex therapists that gives you a glimpse into what’s going on: Client: “Doctor, you know there are just some things I don’t tell you.” Doctor/Therapist: “And

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Is Your Partner Emotionally Available? (Beyond Valentine's Day)

Is Your Partner Emotionally Available? (Beyond Valentine’s Day)

Love is in the air, restaurants are booking to capacity, flowers are delivered, and romantic movies fill the big screens on this magical love-filled day where partners connect on the deepest emotional levels. Is this how you’ll spend Valentine’s Day with “your person” or “your soulmate?” Are you with that one person with which you share the deepest emotional connection? Do

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The Best Relationship Advice to Stay Connected During the Holidays: 7 Expert Tips For Couples

As a therapist, people often ask me if I can share relationship advice about what it takes to have a healthy marriage or a healthy relationship. So, I began thinking about the best relationship advice for couples of all relationship phases – married couples, long-term couples, newly dating couples, struggling couples, and so on. While all couples

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Family, Politics and the Holidays: 6 Tips to Avoid Family Stress and Enjoy the Holiday Season

Family, Politics and the Holidays: 6 Tips to Avoid Family Stress and Enjoy the Holiday Season

The Holidays are here again, and this time of year often brings on a large variety of emotions. While it might be exciting to see family you don’t see often, it may also cause stress and anxiety. However, you’re probably still wishing for a holiday season filled with love, joy, and peace, creating memories filled with

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