In: couples

Lucky Marriage
January 21, 2015

What is a lucky marriage? Last week we were talking to a man who has had a year of challenges in…

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Friends and Family Don’t Understand – Bipolar Communication Problems
July 23, 2014

Sometimes those without the challenges of bipolar neurochemistry simply “don’t get it” – how moods can shift abruptly and dramatically, and often without…

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Seeing the Other – Kelsey
June 11, 2014

“I see you.” That is one of the many profound concepts in one of my favorite movies, Avatar. “I see you.”…

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Helping Your Spouse
February 27, 2014

You have gotten help for your depression. You have seen a therapist or psychiatrist and spent long hours working to understand…

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Cling Less and Love More
May 22, 2013

Right in the midst of working with a young woman who has been struggling with how to accept the possibility that…

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The Big Fight
April 25, 2013

How is it that so many couples end up having knock down, drag out fights?  How can seemingly rational people end…

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New Spouse by Friday
April 3, 2013

I’ve been working with a very successful attorney who has been struggling to find a way of staying in his marriage for…

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Creative Tension
March 10, 2013

I was inspired to write today’s post after watching a video sent out by a colleague as her “Valentine’s Day gift”…

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Hot Button Issues in a Relationship
March 6, 2013

Dealing with a partner with emotional or psychological issues is tricky. We spent some time today trying to figure out an…

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Mistrust in Action
February 24, 2013

I was talking to one of my clients, a very bright and wonderful woman, mother of a delightful young girl, and…

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The “Pause” Button
February 17, 2013

Do you know the feeling of desperate urgency in a conversation with a close friend or romantic partner? The sense that you have…

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The Cycle of Disappointment
January 26, 2013

Today’s post revolves around the universal desire to find one or more other people who is perfectly attuned to our needs,…

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Mismatched Energy
January 11, 2013

The wife of one of the people I work with sent me a short note saying that her husband was energized…

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Body Work
January 9, 2013

Several months ago a young attorney who I have been seeing for a couple of years came in and, reluctantly, told…

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Who’s to Blame?
January 4, 2013

“Is it my fault?” This is one of those questions that seems to easily dominate conversations between people in a romantic…

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Relationship Fear
January 4, 2013

I have been working with a couple of young women who seem to be unable to move beyond a recently ended…

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Attachment
December 27, 2012

For most of us there is nothing more important than the quality of our closest relationships. In sometimes frustrating ways, many…

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To Tell or Not – Part 1
December 3, 2012

One of the hottest topics on our forum, and one that led to a request for a blog post ,is the…

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A Little Romance
December 1, 2012

This week we spent some time with a couple of people who, in different ways, have become “addicted” to romantic relationships. One…

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Family Scapegoat
November 26, 2012

I had a conversation with two women today about their relationship with their husbands and children. They often find themselves feeling…

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