Relationship Changes

As a relationship expert, one of my roles is to help folks (whether it be on an individual level or within a partnership) learn how to make change. For most people, change is hard. After all, whatever you’ve been doing is familiar and comfortable. So, even when your present behavior doesn’t necessarily get you satisfactory […]

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Holiday Tension in Your Relationships

We’re getting down to the wire of the arrival of Christmas. Every year around this time, journalists make requests for suggestions on ways to better deal with all the extra pressure of added tasks brought on by the Holiday Season. It’s hard to balance normal routines and then add in buying gifts, sending out cards, […]

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Gifts that Really have Meaning

Though Chanukah came early this year, there’s still lots of time before Christmas, and no doubt lots of stress. In last week’s blog, I offered some DIY ideas about gifts and I want to continue to speak about this topic in a more general way. The truth of the matter is that I could write […]

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Real Gifts for Your Relationship

The Holiday Season gets kicked off by Thanksgiving and for the next month and a half there are lots of traditions. Even the day after Thanksgiving is a traditional one — it’s Black Friday. What that means is it’s a big shopping day that allows the store’s finances to go into the profit margin. Unfortunately, […]

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Stress in Your Relationships at the Holiday

We are officially into the Holiday Season and many of you have already had to deal with the stress of this time of year. And there’s more to come! I’m not referring to the gift buying and all the preparation, though those are certainly fraught with tension as well. For many of you, the Holidays […]

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Communication Phrasing Important in Relationships

How often have you heard the phrase, “It’s the little things in life that really count?” Well, as a relationships expert who also tries to help people improve the overall quality of life, I certainly appreciate the meaning of that question. I started thinking about how this applies to communication with each other. So often, […]

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Empty Nest

Today I’d like to discuss a different kind of relationship — yet one that’s very important and one that no doubt creates both some of the greatest joys as well as the depths of frustration and bewilderment. It is the relationship you have with your children. So often, I’ve refer to how, as adults, you’ve […]

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Relationships in Business

The expression, “Don’t mix business with pleasure,” is a familiar one. Or, a variation of it is “It’s not personal — it’s only business.” Clearly, the attitude in our society is one that separates out the emotional aspect from the business one. I sort of wonder if this is a residual that’s left over from […]

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Cohabitation

As a relationship expert, I believe that it is my duty to stay up-to-date on whatever information is current regarding relationships. There are many ways I do so, one of which is to attend conferences where I hear important research and insights on just about any topic you might imagine pertaining to relationships. I also […]

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A Simple Attachment Tip for Your Relationship

More and more research these days points to the biological explanation of why we act the way we do. As a relationship expert, I find this absolutely fascinating! The more I learn about this area and how it affects people, the more intrigued I am. There’s an ever growing body of information about how the […]

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