Sweating ALL the Small Stuff: A Sign of Relationship Woes?

The dishes. When was the last time he touched the dishes? He just sets his dirty plates on the counter like he’s waiting for a maid, a housekeeper, a house elf to happily rinse and place them neatly in the dishwasher. This annoys you. It fills you with rage. It may even anger you enough … Continue reading “Sweating ALL the Small Stuff: A Sign of Relationship Woes?”

Making Good Decisions – Weekly Round-Up

Who else is glad that spring is finally here? I know I am. Spring is such a wonderful time when the world around us starts to awaken from the winter slumber. I’m glad you’re joining me for the Weekly Round-Up. Today’s focus is about making good decisions. Making good decisions about who we want to … Continue reading “Making Good Decisions – Weekly Round-Up”

5 Myths about Relationship Counseling

When you hear “going to relationship counseling,” the phrase is often followed up by a this-can’t-be-a-good-thing feeling. There are preconceived ideas about who goes, what it means and what happens during a counseling session such as: “If you need to go to someone to help you fix it, you’re a failure”; “The relationship must be … Continue reading “5 Myths about Relationship Counseling”

Why I Love Couples Therapy

You have a love story. We all do. And while we cannot write every word of our love story, we can control how we react to the plot’s twists and turns. That’s life, that’s love: The ups and downs are uncontrollable, but it’s up to us how we ride those waves. This is what I … Continue reading “Why I Love Couples Therapy”

The 4 Cs of Love

Love is alive. It is a living, breathing entity that you need to nurture continuously. It must be fed, explored, kindled over and over again. And without care, the love in your relationship can become an unspoken word and unfelt emotion. Without attention, love can fizzle or fade. I know that sounds harsh, but this … Continue reading “The 4 Cs of Love”

Does Your Relationship Need a Tune-Up?

Things were going well. No, they were going great. Magical, even. You and your partner were happy — really happy. There was no tension, no jealousy and only small arguments that ended quickly and usually with laughter. Life and love just seemed smooth, calm and easy. Your happily ever after had begun. But now it … Continue reading “Does Your Relationship Need a Tune-Up?”

Leaving Your Relational Baggage At the Door

We are collectors. Throughout our lives, we collect opinions, passions, memories and insights. We internalize these collections and they become a part of how we act and react, what we say and how we say it, and the decisions we make. By the time we are adults, we have collected decades’ worth of life-changing experiences. … Continue reading “Leaving Your Relational Baggage At the Door”

Love You At Your Best and Your Worst

“I’m selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can’t handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don’t deserve me at my best.” ― Marilyn Monroe A good reminder that when someone loves all of you, they … Continue reading “Love You At Your Best and Your Worst”

A Relationship Is Like A House

Relationships, like houses, take work and need updating every once in awhile. If you’re having difficulties in your relationship, it doesn’t mean that it’s the end of the relationship. It might just mean that you need to do some repairs. 

Flaws Hinge You Together

“I no longer believed in the idea of soul mates, or love at first sight. But I was beginning to believe that a very few times in your life, if you were lucky, you might meet someone who was exactly right for you. Not because he was perfect, or because you were, but because your … Continue reading “Flaws Hinge You Together”