Shared Connections – Weekly Round-Up

We all share connections with other people in our lives. With those connections sometimes come complications. How we navigate those complications with those we are connected to will have an effect on the outcome. I’m happy you’re joining me as one of my shared connections and hope you enjoy the weekly round-up.  Marriage can weigh a lot. … Continue reading “Shared Connections – Weekly Round-Up”



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?”



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”



Moving Forward – Weekly Round-Up

Welcome to the weekly round-up! This week the round-up includes a diversity of items and the focus is on moving forward. We move forward with understanding our teen’s behavior, moving forward with making new choices about the direction of our life and moving forward with healing our relationships. Take a moment and think about how … Continue reading “Moving Forward – Weekly Round-Up”



Quiz: Do You Need Couple’s Therapy?

As a marriage counselor, I’ve worked with all types of couples. I’ve seen the good, the bad and the ugly. And after several sessions, I’ve seen the good turn to great, the bad turn to good and the ugly turn to surprisingly wonderful. Relationships do not improve on their own. When things get tough, the … Continue reading “Quiz: Do You Need Couple’s Therapy?”



Six Red Flags You Shouldn’t Ignore

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”



Pre-marital Prescription for Love

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”



7 Secrets to a Happy Marriage

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”



How to Enjoy Life After Divorce

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”



7 Ways to Strengthen Your Relationship

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.