Posts Tagged ‘relationships’

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

9 Oct

Her Last Boyfriend Was an A**hole

Council for Relationships’ Staff Therapist, George James, Jr., LMFT, discusses how to support a girlfriend who once was in an abusive relationship in Men’s Health Magazine. 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

14 Oct

Should We Have More Sex? Part 1: Let’s Talk About It

As a sex therapist and educator, I am frequently reminded that our society remains seriously ambivalent about sex. The dominant culture of our time is both fascinated by and repelled by sex. We are bombarded with sexual images, videos, lyrics, billboards and entire TV shows… Read More

10 Jun

Including Yourself in the Equation

Staff Therapist Wanda Sevey, MDiv, MFT is skilled at helping individuals, couples and families with communication and relationship skill building; LGBT issues; reducing and coping with stress; sex issues for couples and individuals; recovery from affairs; and anxiety and depression.  When things go well for us at… Read More

8 Oct

Humility

As human beings, we naturally have strengths and weaknesses, distorted perceptions, and a lack of full understanding of the “truth.” All people are clearly flawed. Once you understand this, you have a good dose of humility, and humility is one of the keystones of healthy… Read More

24 Sep

To Do or Not To Do

Non-doing has nothing to do with being indolent or passive. Quite the contrary. It takes great courage and energy to cultivate non-doing, both in stillness and in activity. - Jon Kabat-Zinn We humans are problem-solving creatures, capable of sorting through complex problems. We have survived… 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