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This Is How To Speak To Your Spouse To Strengthen Your Marriage

This Is How To Speak To Your Spouse To Strengthen Your Marriage

Joe, a married father of two, came to me for therapy because he was feeling stressed, and pressure at work was a big factor. He was the sole breadwinner in his family and acknowledged that he tended to be irritable when he got home, even though he admired his wife Carole’s warm and loving nature. […]

5 Questions You Must Agree On For Your Relationship To Last

5 Questions You Must Agree On For Your Relationship To Last

1. Monogamy. If both partners do not want the same thing, it is not a good match. In order for a monogamous or an open relationship to work, both people need to be in agreement and have the same desire in terms of their level of commitment. Compromising on this issue will only lead to enormous […]

Ways To Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

Ways To Help Your Relationship Survive During Quarantine

I’m officially in the fourth week of social distancing in a tiny Manhattan apartment with my boyfriend of almost two years, and it feels like the world’s longest sleepover in the twilight zone. Coronavirus has taken its toll across the United States, hitting our state of New York the hardest, and it’s safe to say […]

How To Understand Your Partner’s Needs

How To Understand Your Partner’s Needs

Do you want to feel that passion like you did on the first day you met? You may be ready to listen and give, but how do you know what it is that your partner wants? How does your partner best understand what you’re trying to give? When addressing lack of passion in a relationship, […]

Signs OF A Passionate Relationship

Signs OF A Passionate Relationship

1. You want to know everything about the other person. Long conversations don’t have to stop once you’ve been together for a while. There’s always more to learn – and you want to know it all, good and bad. 2. You love everything about each other. This doesn’t mean you idolize each other. It means that you […]

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

LOUD WHISPERS: Husband Material

Valentines Day is here, and in the spirit of the season, here is an old essay I wrote in 2017. I received an email from a young man who claimed I was always championing the cause of women, and he wanted to know, ‘What advice do you have for men? I am getting married soon […]

8 Ways To Be A Better Spouse

8 Ways To Be A Better Spouse

Take Care Of Yourself Being a great spouse is based on making sure your basic needs—such as eating healthy food, exercising, and getting good sleep—are being met. “I know that I am a better wife when I take care of myself. When I am not getting enough sleep, exercise, and laughter, I feel bitter and […]

How To Nurture And Expand A Relationship

How To Nurture And Expand A Relationship

Create alignment in values and outcomes between you and your partner. It’s natural and even desirable to have some differences when it comes to interests and day-to-day activities, but it’s important to ensure that you and your partner are working together in the same direction. Compatibility is all about aligning values and outcomes. Committed, successful […]

Create New Stories – Overcoming Insecurities In Relationships

Create New Stories – Overcoming Insecurities In Relationships

WHAT CAUSES INSECURITY IN A RELATIONSHIP? If your partner feels insecure, it’s because they haven’t dealt with whatever is putting them in a negative state. This could be that their needs aren’t being met by your relationship, or it could have to do with something outside your union, like their own lack of self-confidence or fear […]

To Forgive, To Love

To Forgive, To Love

We all have a certain amount of baggage from the past. The difference between those who are able to move on and prosper in future romantic relationships and those who get mired down is forgiveness. Forgiveness allows us to stow that baggage where it belongs. After all, how can you ever start out on a […]

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