Effective Communication (Even in Conflict)
"By far, the number one goal most people come to therapy for is to communicate better (followed closely by decreasing conflict)... If y
Communication and Teamwork as Parenting Partners
How do you keep your sanity as a parenting couple? Communication, checking in with each other, and practicing gratitude may be valuable keys
Finding Joy Through Positive Perception
Practicing intentional positivity to outweigh the negativity brought more joy and harmony to these people’s lives as well as decreased confl
Getting to the Root: Relationship Tending
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.
Empty Cups and Oxygen Masks
Practicing healthier self-care and relationship-care leads to overall happiness and satisfaction.
A United Front: Parenting as a Couple in the Midst of Kid Chaos
My wife and I recently decided on a shared epitaph for our gravestone. The summation of our accomplishments in life would be expressed...
Infomercials, Autopilot, and Adam Sandler
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 Be Like Abby and Allen
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 t
Signs You're In a Troubled Relationship: Silence
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...
Signs You're In a Troubled Relationship: Loneliness
"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...