What would you say if I told you that you have all the answers to solve your relationship frustrations with you at this very moment? What would you say if I told you the biggest sex organ was not between your legs but between your ears? Pretty crazy, huh? Not as much as you’d think. […]
Dr. Sue Johnson, renowned psychologist, therapist, author, and presenter postulates that throughout time, love is continually transformed. Before modern society as we currently know it, families lived off the land, working farms, and lived in small, close knit community villages. The main reason for marrying during this period of time was to inherit more land, […]
1. Protect Your Status The first step Dr. Richardson-Quamina recommends in preventing an online affair is to protect your relationship status. We all remember the pivotal scene in 2010’s “The Social Network” when Jesse Eisenberg’s character realizes that the one thing that will make his online platform completely ready for use: relationship status. When you […]
“You can’t make me go!”
That’s something you’d expect to hear from your toddler not your spouse, yet I hear it all the time. Rather, I hear that’s what my client hears all the time.
One of my favorite movies is “Gone Girl” the 2014 psychological thriller starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. The movie is based off the 2012 book of the same name, written by Gillian Flynn, which chronicles the relationship between the two main characters and the aftermath which ensues following Amy’s discovery of Nick’s extramarital affair. […]
Communication is key. If you Google search communication tips, you’ll find dozens of websites with ideas and advice on how to increase your communication. Perhaps that’s what lead you here. The desire for improved communication in any relationship is strong. Before we dive into my top 5 tips for improved communication, let’s take a minute […]
1. Want It The number one tip for saving your marriage is that you, and your partner, have to WANT to save the marriage. It sounds counterintuitive, and you may even say, “I wouldn’t be reading this article unless I wanted to save my relationship”. The truth is, we’re human and we lie. We lie […]
I’m sure you’re probably wondering, especially if you aren’t a smoker, how taking a cigarette break can help your relationship. As a couples counselor I’ve come to learn that couples who stay consistently connected throughout the day and week have more satisfying and longer lasting relationships. This information is also supported by current research in […]
Being a teen is wicked challenging as it is. It’s a period of life that is filled with emotional, mental, physical, social, and sometimes, spiritual changes, challenges, and turmoil. Between all of the dances, sports, hobbies, social difficulties, who to trust, who not to trust, social media, balancing your life, and feeling that adults don’t […]
I know you are probably reading the title and asking yourself, “Where did I miss the original 15 ways to make my relationship sizzle?” Guess what you haven’t! If you like this fun list of ideas and want more at the end of this blog just click on the hyperlink to get an additional 15 ways, 30 in all! We always love to hear your feedback, so feel free to let us know how these ideas made your love life sizzle this summer.
1. Have a day with no agenda – the only 2 things on it should be the 2 of you.
2. Check out a live band or….
As a couples counselor my work is profoundly rewarding. I love being the catalyst that reignites a spark between the couples I work with deepening their connection, love, intimacy, friendship, understanding and compassion for one another. The majority of the work I do is…
I bet you have often wondered how your relationship with your mate impacts your children. I am sure it has crossed your mind multiple times especially during a family crisis, feelings of depression, or maybe because of the tension that you are trying to shield your kids from. Whatever the reason, let’s talk about it because if you are a parent I am sure you have wondered about it from time to time. As you can imagine family psychology stresses that your relationship with your partner is extremely important. Gone are the days and the beliefs that…
I’m sure you’re curious to know what the heck a frog has to do with a domestic violent relationship. As a therapist I struggled for years trying to comprehend and understand why someone would stay in a domestic violent relationship. I really didn’t get it. I didn’t get or understand…
February is the month of “love”, filled with red, white, pink, flowers, chocolates, expectations and often letdowns and disappointments. Valentine’s Day focuses on the couple, however not everyone is in a relationship and those who are may feel like they nurture their partner on a regular basis and don’t need the…
Turning Towards, Away, or Against
With every interaction in our relationships with people, whether our significant other, colleague, or friend, we have 3 choices for how we will respond. We can choose to “turn towards” them, responding positively. We can “turn away”, react by ignoring, avoiding, or…