Gifts with Real Meaning

The full swing of the Holidays has begun. As such, there are probably lots of concerns that arise especially in the gift giving area. With everything else you do, how are you possibly going to make time to get gifts? What can you possibly buy that’s not going to break the bank? And perhaps, the […]

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Holiday Time … Again!

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and it’s generally considered the official marker of the Holiday Season in the United States. It’s that time of year again! It’s supposed to be the time of year that brings joy and sentiments of good wishes. However, what most people experience, instead, is a great deal of stress […]

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The Catch-22 of Being a Caretaker

I think most of you would agree that nothing is life is all black or all white, though for many people, it feels like there is only one side to a situation. Rather, most things in life fall into a gray area. Of course, when people only see one aspect of a situation, I believe […]

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Small Things Add Up in Your Relationship

As a relationship expert, understanding the nuances of how people behave, especially in response to one another is particularly fascinating to me. When people come to my office, most of them are able to tell me what event(s) has molded them or upset them. These are usually the big events … the ones that are […]

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Empowered Relationships Through Team Accountability

In today’s world, most people still want to be part of a couple and to benefit from the joys of sharing a life with someone. Perhaps, one of the changes that many don’t think about is that as part of a couple there is now an accountability factor. The upside of this is that you […]

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Take Care of Your Relationship for Your Children’s Sake

Though there are a great many options and variations available today in the way in which people live out their lives, for the most part, the norm is still to get married and have children. I don’t think that the old rhyme of “First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes ____ with the baby […]

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Warning Signs to a Long-term Relationship

If you live in the Northeast as I do, spring has finally arrived. I don’t know about you, but I find that there’s something magical about this time of year — everything seems to take on a more positive glow. Trees blossom and birds sing. Maybe that’s why people come out of their literal and […]

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Help for serious relationship concerns

Do you recall how it feels when you first fall in love with someone? Those feelings are remarkable, like a natural “high,” the kind of stuff you wish could last forever. And then for many reasons, those feelings go away. For some, the relationship ends. For others, it continues but in a more committed way. […]

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Women and Men Process Differently Part 2

In last week’s post, I spoke about women needing to be aware (or needing to remember) that women and men process information differently. Males tend to do so slower. Therefore, a woman may get frustrated or feel like a man is non-responsive when, in reality, he’s still taking the information in. Having simple information like […]

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Women and Men Process Differently Part 1

I always find my work with people so fascinating because, though there are so many commonalities, there are also a variety of specifics that each person or each couple brings in. Recently, I realized that there’s something that needs to be spelled out regarding how people in a relationship interact with each other. More and […]

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