February 22, 2018

"By far, the number one goal most people come to therapy for is to communicate better (followed closely by decreasing conflict)... If you feel you need some guidance in navigating conflict in your relationship, we would be happy to consult with you."

How do you keep your sanity as a parenting couple? Communication, checking in with each other, and practicing gratitude may be valuable keys to success.

Practicing intentional positivity to outweigh the negativity brought more joy and harmony to these people’s lives as well as decreased conflict in their relationships.

You've got to clear out the stuff that's not important, prioritize and care for what is, and continually keep an eye on it.

Practicing healthier self-care and relationship-care leads to overall happiness and satisfaction.

February 27, 2017

My wife and I recently decided on a shared epitaph for our gravestone. The summation of our accomplishments in life would be expressed thusly: “They accomplished morning sex in spite of three children running around the house”.

In the therapy world, we talk about an ide...

January 23, 2017

One of my favorite infomercials is for the Slap Chop. (No, I’m not compensated for this, nor do I necessary endorse this product.) If you don’t know what this product is, please visit the website here: www.slapchop.com. It’s a simple gadget to make slicing and dicing d...

January 9, 2017

Abby and Allen (fictitious characters, of course) are on the road to disaster if they keep heading down the same path. What can they do to turn around?

August 19, 2015

In my last blog post, I addressed lonliness as a sign that you may be falling into a troubled relationship. Feeling lonely while in a relationship with someone signals that you have disconnected somehow and are struggling to find the spark that initially brought you to...

July 28, 2015

"We used to be best friends and now we hardly speak."

"It's like we're just roommates living parallel lives."

"I feel more alone now than when I was single."

"We are so disconnected. He/she just doesn't get me anymore."

 

I hear these things often when I work with couples w...

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