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August 13, 2019

Marriage is a long and winding journey. It can be easy to get lost along the way, and most of us only vaguely realize we are lost. The sign posts seem the same, the surroundings familiar, but slowly over the long haul the map becomes unrecognizable. There is no time to...

It’s true that the way we listen, and the way others listen to and respond to us, can have a big impact on our satisfaction in our relationships. And that without learning better listening skills, you and your partner may remain lonely and disconnected. So whether you’...

January 18, 2018

We all want to know how we can raise a kid who can bounce back, who has confidence, who recovers easily and looks on the bright side. At the same time, what the research shows is that the top two things parents really want for their kids is for them to be happy and suc...

January 7, 2018

Emotional ghosting is the breakdown and absence of communication in a long-term relationship/marriage that ultimately leads one person to end the relationship without adequate explanation or valid explanation.  I've seen this form of ghosting in couples who have b...

December 20, 2017

What's going on in marriages and committed relationships today? An increase in our expectations that our marriages/committed relationships should be doing something for us. We want our partnerships to make us feel heard, supported, seen, fulfilled, and so on. The e...

December 5, 2017

When you have kids, it is super easy for connection to decrease and other, more negative emotions like frustration or resentment to increase. I work with my clients all the time on this extremely common, but important, issue. In the best case scenario, working through...

The psychological impact of ghosting is immediate and profound. All we can think is, "what did I do?" And "what could I have done differently?" Or even "what is wrong with me?" Our instinct is not to ask, "what is going on for that p...

Using social media can be a blessing and a curse. The impact of technology on our relationships with others has been getting a lot of attention and for good reason. The impact on our interactions with partners and friends can be palpable. As humans, we have a finite am...

April 26, 2017

There are so many ways in which we use and engage with our social media: sharing pictures, following politics, social movements, catalyzing or encouraging change, keeping up with people, messaging, and checking out funny videos and memes just to name a few. But how do...

March 16, 2017

How do our friends impact our happiness? The answer is: in big ways! Read on to find out how intentionally and frequently connecting to your closest friends and confidantes can boost your happiness.

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