Determine Your Direction – Weekly Round-Up

When life gets hard or confusing, it might difficult to know what to do. It’s important to remember that you are the one who determines the direction of your life in even in the face of adversity. Getting what you want and creating a life you love takes courage. And remember, courage isn’t about not … Continue reading “Determine Your Direction – Weekly Round-Up”



Couples Therapy with Suntia

You need help. Someone to mediate. Someone to translate. Someone to help you explore how things went wrong in your relationship — and how things can go right once again. However, you are anxious about putting your time, emotional energy and the future of your slowly crumbling relationship into someone else’s hands. I get it. … Continue reading “Couples Therapy with Suntia”



Being Present and Aware – Weekly Round-up

Now that the holidays are behind us, I hope you are starting to feel like life is returning to it’s normal routine and that 2017 is turning out to be a fantastic year so far. It’s time again for my weekly round-up where you can catch up on some of the articles I’ve posted on … Continue reading “Being Present and Aware – Weekly Round-up”



Do You Deserve Better?

When you’re happy and your needs are being met, you feel content, fulfilled and secure in your relationship. But if your mind starts to wander and think about if you deserve better than what you’re getting, then it likely means that you do deserve better. Your needs matter. Your partner’s needs matter too. If you … Continue reading “Do You Deserve Better?”



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?”



The Upside of Infidelity

Yes, you read that correctly: If your partner strays, all hope is not lost. There is a silver lining to infidelity. You may find that difficult to believe. Many people tend to see infidelity as a relationship’s death sentence… or at least, the beginning of the end. I assure you, cheating does not have to … Continue reading “The Upside of Infidelity”



How to Get Your Man Interested in Couples Therapy

You are ready for couples therapy. Things in your marriage need to get better soon, and you need help. You know that you cannot do it alone. But your husband seems horrified at the idea.  He avoids the topic whenever you bring it up, and you have endured more than a few eye rolls. You … Continue reading “How to Get Your Man Interested in Couples Therapy”



Why Therapy Works: One Couple’s Story

I hear a lot of excuses about why couples don’t think they need a therapist to help fix their relationship woes. And yes, they are excuses. Because, at the end of the day, seeing a therapist means a couple is willing to do whatever it takes to save their marriage. No “buts” or “ifs” or … Continue reading “Why Therapy Works: One Couple’s Story”



Confronting Your Partner About Infidelity

You suspect your partner is cheating on you, and you can’t keep it in any longer. The suspicion and paranoia are all consuming. You are scared, hurt and very, very angry. However, before you unleash your accusations like a pack of blood-sniffing wild dogs, you must prepare yourself. You need a plan. When most people … Continue reading “Confronting Your Partner About Infidelity”



Why Date Night Won’t Save Your Marriage

When there is trouble in a relationship, it is common for couples to look for solutions within something comfortable and easy: A night out. You dress up, you make reservations, and you splurge on a nice bottle of wine. Whether it’s an attempt at putting some spark back into the marriage or smoothing over a … Continue reading “Why Date Night Won’t Save Your Marriage”