Relationships are like roller coasters, they all go through their highs and lows. What can make for even more low periods than normal is stress. Stress can take an incredible toll on two people that are committed to each other and turn it into a rough experience. Stress can come … Continue reading
There may be times when you think that you are talking with your significant other, when they may feel that you are talking at them. Effective communication can really help to get your point across whether it is in a normal conversation or an argument. The first step in getting … Continue reading
Happiness is an elusive topic that has been studied and contemplated by many throughout history. While there are many theories and ideas of what it means to be happy, I decided to focus on the relational aspect of happiness in this blog. As an Imago relationship therapist and someone who … Continue reading
Wondering what you can do to improve your marriage or committed relationship, even if your partner is resistant to change? Check out this video with Harville Hendrix, Ph.D., as he explains how it takes only one person to make a relationship better.
Define “stress.” Most people would define stress as an overall negative feeling. What kind of feeling, exactly? Stress might feel like: anger worry sadness being overwhelmed despair shock exhaustion pressure busyness irritation fear distraction confusion etc… In other words, stress is an actual, definable emotion, not just a vague, … Continue reading
I watched the supper bowl half time show. Beyonce was just fantastic! She is such a celebrity!I have always been curious about our fascination with celebrities. Maybe we try to attach our identity to theirs to feel successful, beautiful or powerful. It is fun to dress up like a celebrity … Continue reading
In my work as a couples therapist, I often have couples complain to me about their partner’s anger management issues. As a mother myself, I never knew how angry I could get until I had children! Chronic anger can erode and break relationships and has a huge long-term physical, emotional, interpersonal, … Continue reading
I recently celebrated a friend’s 50th birthday by attending the musical “Menopause.” The group of us laughed so hard that tears were streaming down our cheeks. At the end of the play the audience was invited up to the stage for women to unite around this season of life. SEASON … Continue reading
My latest blog I wrote for Pamela’s Punch, Vindication: Why We Feel The Need & What We Can Do About It, explores how vindication and healing go together. Why is vindication so important in being able to move on? How can we move forward even without vindication or justice?
The title of Byron Katie’s book, Loving What Is, speaks for itself. Instead of wanting what is not, we can learn to accept and even love what is, which Byron Katie calls reality. It is human nature to want more. We think more is better and that more will fulfill … Continue reading