Articles written by: Twin Candor

Twin Candor was co-founded by identical twins Amy Kay Cole, PhD and Anne Laptin, MS. Twin Candor provides a frank, candid take on the issues psychotherapists see daily. We are identical twins, a PhD trained psychology professor and an Ivy League trained social worker, with thriving private practices in different parts of the country. Providing psychotherapy is our life's work, and we are excited to share our insights and advice. Check us out at twincandor.com and follow us on Instagram and Facebook.

I’m Not Sure Our Relationship Will Survive the Coronavirus Quarantine
love and relationships / Love and Romance / Managing Stress / Relationships / Self-Care / Women and Dating

I’m Not Sure Our Relationship Will Survive the Coronavirus Quarantine

These are scary times. Surreal times. The unprecedented, government-recommended social distancing has grown into sheltering in place throughout much of the country. If we can set aside the health and financial fears for a moment, we’d like to address how this crisis has affected relationships. Spending a week with your […]

Where’s the Spark?! 8 Activities to Enjoy as a Couple
love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships / Women and Dating

Where’s the Spark?! 8 Activities to Enjoy as a Couple

If we had a dollar for every time a couple in therapy said, “We have nothing in common anymore,” “She doesn’t like my company,” “We’re in a rut,” “I have more fun with my friends,” then we’d be writing this from a tropical island.  Yes, relationships take work, but it […]

A Simple but Powerful Way to Connect with Your Partner Every Day
Home and Family / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships / Self-Care / women

A Simple but Powerful Way to Connect with Your Partner Every Day

  Life is stressful. After a rough day, many of us want to go home and forget about work. We want to spend a few minutes venting to an empathic partner and transition to our lives at home. It sounds simple enough, but it’s an area where couples often go […]

When Your Partner Starts Working from Home.  Or Worse, Retires . . .
Home and Family / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships / Self-Care / time management

When Your Partner Starts Working from Home.  Or Worse, Retires . . .

Oh, that feeling of having the whole house to yourself – your partner/kids/whomever has left for the day, and there is no one home to talk, witness, nag, need, or judge.  Sheer bliss. Even more so if it is a rare day off.  What happens when your partner comes home […]

You Know You’re in a Bad Relationship When…
love and relationships / Relationships / Self-Care / Women and Dating

You Know You’re in a Bad Relationship When…

Relationships are tough. Once the romance and newness wear off, you’re going to fight. We’re not against couples fighting; we worry about couples who never fight. And let’s be clear, there’s a lot to fight about: financial stress, flirty coworkers, children, stepchildren, stressful jobs, in-laws… But how do you know […]

You’re Wrong, Let’s Fight Until You Agree!
Lifestyle / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Relationships / women / Women and Dating / Worth Reading

You’re Wrong, Let’s Fight Until You Agree!

Andrea made an insightful, funny comment about her mother-in-law that, at the same time, was hurtful and thoughtless. The argument got out of hand, and they brought it up in therapy. Married eight years, Andrea and Alan led a generally happy life raising their two children. They fought occasionally over […]

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