Let’s Talk About Sex

There are times when stress and jobs and kids and mortgage payments suck the joy, the passion, the sexiness out of life. And out of your relationship. You fondly remember those years when sex and romance was just, well, natural. There was kissing, cuddling and make-out sessions that lasted hours. It felt like heat and … Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Sex”

Forgive & Forge Ahead

We all make mistakes, and we all endure the mistakes of others. Carelessness, forgetfulness, callousness, selfishness, disrespectfulness — all the nesses. And while these are usually errors in judgement, accidental blunders or misunderstandings, they can feel hurtful, cruel and malicious for those on the receiving end. That’s why forgiving is so hard. And that’s why … Continue reading “Forgive & Forge Ahead”

Make Your Love Last

Your relationship is pretty good. You still make each other laugh, you still cuddle, you still feel loved. However, even in seemingly happy relationships, couples get stuck. Maybe it’s been a slow fade or a quick switch, but you and your partner are on two different pages (of two different books in two different languages), … Continue reading “Make Your Love Last”

How to Improve Your Relationship With the Help of Self Love

Have you put your relationship before everything else? Have you lost yourself in love? The first step to turning the relationship of your dreams into a reality starts with being true to yourself. Some relationships can feel like a slowly rising tide. Only when you are completely immersed in water do you understand you are … Continue reading “How to Improve Your Relationship With the Help of Self Love”

3 Reasons Relationships Fail

Attitude is everything. You’ve heard this before. Your middle school basketball coach probably even said it during a pre-game speech, or maybe it was the mid-level manager at your very first job. But have you ever applied that motto to your relationships? If you haven’t, well, it’s time to start. When I see couples who … Continue reading “3 Reasons Relationships Fail”

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?”

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”

Wake Up And Stop Settling

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”

Strength to Speak Up For Yourself

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. 

Taking a Time Out to Resolve Conflict

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”