Posts Tagged ‘marriage’

27 Feb

A Couples Therapist’s Guide to Enhancing Intimacy

Intimacy is at the heart of a strong relationship, and sex in a loving relationship should be the physical embodiment of intimacy that comes from a place of love and connection. Intimacy can be cultivated in many ways, such as spending quality time together, enjoying… Read More

31 Oct

What “We Need Help Communicating” Usually Means

It’s not unusual for couples to notice that they’ve drifted apart after a few years of being together. They gradually notice that they love one another but no longer feel ‘in love’ and miss the closeness they once shared. They remember that when they first… Read More

25 Oct

It’s Just Marriage

We’re quickly arriving at a moment in time when we won’t be talking about “gay marriage” anymore because there won't be a distinction between “gay marriage” and “marriage.” When the Supreme Court declined to take up the issue of same sex marriage last week the… Read More

7 Jul

Reauthor Your Sex Story

All sorrows can be born if you put them in a story or tell a story about them. ―Isak Dinesen Sex therapy clients have usually done their own research, mining the Internet and talking to friends in an effort to solve their problem before coming… Read More

13 Nov

Useful Books

There are so many books out there on the self-help shelves, that it's often confusing for people to figure out which ones to read and which information to trust. Here is a list of some of the best sources of information for those of you seeking… Read More

14 Jan

Moving Beyond the Betrayal: Why Some Couples Are Able to Get Past a Partner’s Infidelity More Easily than Others

Infidelity and affairs in marriage and our committed relationships have been around forever and will continue to be so. No couple, however happy and well suited to each other, can completely escape the possibility of it happening to them. Most affairs are conducted in secret… Read More

23 Jul

A Little Distance Can Make the Heart Grow Fonder

One of the great joys of working with couples in therapy is coaching them on strategies to remove the obstacles that are keeping them from the happy, intimate relationship they are wanting for themselves. It may sound strange but one path to greater closeness is… Read More

11 Jun

Growing Closer – How Couples Become Their Own Counselors

Of all the ways partners can grow closer to one another, the most important one is to speak and listen to one another from their hearts. One sure sign of this kind of communication is when I hear a husband say “I could see that… Read More

13 Dec

It’s Not Always a White Christmas. Complicated Families: Complicated Holidays

Family holidays used to be simpler, at least that is the myth. When family members look more alike, have similar ideas of how the holidays are celebrated, and have common expectations of behavior, food and customs, life seems easier. Today many more families are intercultural,… Read More

17 May

What to do When Your Friends are Getting a Divorce (Part 3)

In parts one and two, we touched on some ways for Ann to explore and cope with her experience of Mary and Andy's divorce. This last part will look at the possible impact on Ann's relationship with her own husband, since one of her worries… Read More