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?”
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”
Freedom takes courage. When I sat down to write my new book, A Single Woman’s Wake-Up Call, I thought a lot about how challenging it is to be set free from the things that bring you down, that keep you chained up, that cause you to stay stuck in the past. It is so difficult … Continue reading “Wake Up And Stop Settling”
How do we find our inner power? We find our voices and we use them. Accept that your voice and your opinion is important and matters in all conversations even when others might not agree with you. Find your strength in understanding the power of your own voice.
Marriage doesn’t come with a one size fits all handbook that outlines the specific steps that couples can take for how to resolve conflict in marriage. One method that can be successfully leveraged when conversations become heated is the “time out” method. By taking a time out, the hopes are that both parties will “take … Continue reading “Taking a Time Out to Resolve Conflict”
In every relationship there comes a point to decide if you’ll go beyond casual to committed or end it and move on. In other words, fish or cut bait. Perhaps you’ve been there more times than you can count, thinking you’re starting a great relationship, only to discover they weren’t the right one. Rather than … Continue reading “Six Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore”
This is such an exciting time – sharing your news with others elicit hugs, happiness and congratulations. There is so much to do before the big day! And it’s going to be a wedding like nobody’s ever seen. The dress, the cake, the party… Hold on! Bridezillas and outrageous dress shopping makes for entertaining TV, … Continue reading “Pre-marital Prescription for Love”
The wedding was off the hook – people still talk about the beautiful ceremony, the amazing reception and the picture perfect pair you made. Among your friends and family, you are THE couple – the one that will make it: in love, happy and strong. It’s easy to coast along on that high for the … Continue reading “7 Secrets to a Happy Marriage”
You have come to the heartbreaking decision to end your marriage. Regardless if you or your partner made the first move, it is now your move to position yourself to not only recover, but thrive after this major life event. Whether you have been married only a short time, or built a lifetime together, taking … Continue reading “How to Enjoy Life After Divorce”
You’ve decided that you are a couple – dating exclusively – maybe even talking marriage. Great relationships take effort and attention. Despite the fairy tales we heard as children, true love is a product of honesty, kindness and respect. To be one of those couples who care, keep these tips in mind.