Choose Today: Shame and Fear or Authenticity and Intimacy?

In the early years of our marriage, my husband Jason and I used to get stuck frequently in the same frustrating interaction. “We need to talk about our relationship” I would announce to him out of the blue, with urgency and anxiousness in my voice. “I’m feeling disconnected.” How do … Continue reading

Get the Love You Want, Now!

Getting The Love You Want

Take this test: Are you stuck in a pattern of constant conflict with your partner? Are you near break-up and wonder if your relationship can be saved? Are you longing for more fun, passion, and intimacy? Are you in a good relationship, but you really want a great relationship? If … Continue reading

Imago Relationship Tips: Repairing Ruptures

Repairing Ruptures

Have you ever experienced a rupture in your relationship that was intense and painful?

Changes in Relationships

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In a recent article about changes in relationship By Sara Polanchek and Sidney Shaw (Counseling Today, December 2015 – Ten intimate relationship research findings every counselor should know) I was slightly surprised by some statistics.  For example, cohabitation before marriage was reported as 60% today as compared to 5% in 1960. … Continue reading

The Dynamics of Grief When a Relationship Ends

Loss, bereavement and grief are often first associated with death. Grief counseling is not often thought for anyone who hasn’t experienced a death of a loved one. However, grief and mourning encompass so much more beyond loss that comes from death. Loss of a job, autonomy and independence, a pet, … Continue reading

Recharging Batteries: Soothing Your Overworked Partner

“Is loss of connection and intimacy an inevitable outcome of our harried lives?” asks Offra Gerstein, Ph.D., a psychologist and columnist in Santa Cruz, Calif. Not if we become aware of the impact of work, family, and stress on our relationships, she says. “Couples who are both employed outside the … Continue reading

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