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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Dancing with Your Mate

Since relationships are so important, there are constantly studies being done to find out the qualities or tools that will help to enhance one’s partnership. One of these pieces of information is the importance of novelty. Often, it’s been suggested that to add spice to your relationship, you need to mix it up a bit; […]

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Positively Addressing Personal Issues to Save Your Relationship

After being in practice for over 25 years, I’ve met lots of couples and heard lots of stories of unhappiness. Though my goal is to help marriages survive, there are times when a relationship must end. When there’s abuse or there’s so much toxicity between the two, a relationship is better off ending. I’m happy […]

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Increasing the Odds of Choosing the Right Mate

Sadly, many find themselves alone due to divorce or widowhood. Most would prefer to be part of a couple. It’s often hard to meet someone new, and even more difficult to know whether the person you get involved with will be the right person. Though no one’s perfect, there are certain signs that can help […]

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