Rules of Engagement on Family Matters

In last week’s posting, I discussed the often thorny situation between a couple and the extended family. Just as I’ve learned in my 25 years of private practice that there are two sides to every couple story, there are also two perspectives to the in-law story. Being an in-law, myself, I’m very sensitive to this […]

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Family Matters and Your Relationship

As a relationship expert, I’d say one of the biggest challenges for a couple is trying to bridge the differences between them. Though the two of you can be the same race, the same religion, and even from the same neighborhood, you’re still going to have differences because you’ve been raised in different families. Too […]

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Positive Focus in Your Relationship

As a relationship expert, one of my biggest concerns about successful partnerships is that people have the wrong expectations. I truly believe that if more couples knew what to expect in marriage, there’d be far less divorce. Here are some of the main points I consider to be more realistic: Don’t expect someone to change, […]

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Healing From a Broken Heart

Since relationships are important to us as humans, when one ends, it’s difficult on many levels. This is true even if you’re the one who initiated it. You’re now facing the world alone, perhaps a sense of rejection or dashed future fantasies … and you may not have even seen it coming. However, there are […]

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Emotions of Love for Couples Can Return

February is considered the love month by many since Valentine’s Day is this month. Though you may be in a relationship, as a relationship expert, I also know there’s a real good chance you feel disconnected and lonely. The feelings just aren’t what they should be. You probably wonder, “Why you feel this way” and, […]

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Relaxation not Stress for a Good Life

No doubt life is hectic; however, there will always be stressful situations. The bad news is that you can’t do anything about that. But, the good news is that stress is “in the eye of the beholder.” So, how you react will make all the difference … to your mental and physical health. Additionally, how […]

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Change Bad Habits to Improve Relationships

At the New Year, all sorts of resolutions are made. Unfortunately, by the end of January most are not kept. The question then becomes, “Why?” The simple answer, of course, is that doing something differently is difficult. However, I also think that for most individuals, your behaviors are ones you learned a very long time […]

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Making Positive Change in Your Relationship

Sometimes, life seems so complicated especially when it involves your relationships with other people. How should you act? What should you say? Should you continue to do what you’ve been doing? Is what you’ve been doing or saying the best way to go about what you’re hoping to accomplish? If someone means something to you, […]

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Help for Individual Marriage Counseling Therapy

In life, no doubt there are times you’ll experience challenges. Sometimes, these are merely bumps in the road. At other times, there’s the need for greater emotional support. For many individuals, having a mate that you are close to or a good social network will allow you to work through these concerns. However, there are […]

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Marriage and Relationship Counseling Advice

In today’s post, I want to address the subject of help. Yes, hopefully, all my posts are about help; but this one specifically is about offering you help about getting help. After all, when you need assistance emotionally, it’s unlikely that you’re clear thinking. The other general point I want to make is that there’s […]

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