by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC
I am a 30 something woman who has been married for 3 years. My spouse and I have always seemed like the perfect match and our relationship grew quickly, was free of drama and seemed to be “made in heaven.” There was one potential issue that we both believed was a non-issue- we come from different religious backgrounds.
by: Tammy Greene
Let’s face it, life is crazy. Trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives is overwhelming. Work, family commitments, school, soccer, dance classes, friends, health, birthday parties, holidays, babies, and so on. Sometimes we look back on the week and wonder where it went.
by: Gary Stokes
What Couples Talk About in the Emergent Marriage: Summary of Part One: Married men and women who rate their marriages as “above average” or “way above average,” spend a lot of time talking to each other about their favorite topics—family, work, plans for the future, their relationship, and other personal interests.
by: Allison Lloyd, MS, LMFT
Many of my clients explain that they often find themselves having a hard time effectively listening to their partners or to other important loved ones.
As human beings it can be easy to block your partner out (I like to call this “spacing out”), to rehearse your response instead of listening to what is being said, to pass judgment, to filter what you are hearing, etc.
by: Dr. Felicia Clark
This is part 4 of a 5-part series that teaches women how to have the relationship of their dreams instead of reacting to their divorce.
Part 1 is about activating your feminine energy so that you trigger a man’s provider/protector instinct instead of only stimulating his desire for sex.
by: Tammy Greene
If you are married and have a blended family, there is no doubt that life can feel very overwhelming. Suddenly your world has become a whole lot bigger and your responsibilities have doubled. The balancing act this can bring may leave you neglecting important areas of your life, you marriage being one of them.
by: Sharon Rivkin, MS, MFT
The healthiest and longest lasting relationships don’t just happen because a couple fell in love. The majority of strong and healthy relationships are created by using a formula composed of six vital elements. Good/open/honest communication and a willingness to change. This happens with practice.
by: Sharon O'Neill, Ed.S, LMFT
A happy divorce? That truly sounds like an oxymoron and it certainly is for many a divorced couple and family. But then, when have you heard a couple’s goal to be a happy divorce? You may think it absurd! To move toward a happy divorce may feel like you are acquiescing and no longer fighting for what is right.