Relationships

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 […]

6 Rules for Dating After a Breakup
Law of Attraction / love and relationships / Love and Romance / Mental Health / Relationships / Self-Care / Women and Dating / women and sex

6 Rules for Dating After a Breakup

By almost all accounts, dating after a breakup is unnerving. Brutal by some accounts. For many women, particularly married women, they believed the burden of dating was behind them. We can’t even guess how many of our clients have focused their therapy sessions on the challenges of dating after a […]

Creating Trust and Understanding in All Your Relationships
Communication / Relationships

Creating Trust and Understanding in All Your Relationships

Relationships of all kinds are often perceived as very delicate things, that require extra effort to maintain. However, a relationship can also be something that can provide security and can also be long lasting despite many trials. Building trust and understanding in any relationship is important for a number of […]

I Love You, Honey, But Don’t Touch My Phone
love and relationships / Relationships / Women and Dating

I Love You, Honey, But Don’t Touch My Phone

One of the newest and most challenging issues in our work with couples is cell phones and related privacy. The issue of passwords, ‘friends’, texts, social media and privacy comes up frequently. Are you allowed to have your partner’s password? Should you be able to see their texts? Will playing […]

The 3 Arguments We See in Couples Therapy
love and relationships / Relationships / women and sex

The 3 Arguments We See in Couples Therapy

Sex. Money. In-laws. That’s what we see couples arguing about in therapy. And it isn’t unusual to see couples with more than one of those struggles. When it comes to sex, differing libidos wreak havoc. Some couples wildly disagree on how often they should have sex. The frequency of sex […]

When It’s Essential to Get Mad at Your Partner
friendship / love and relationships / Relationships

When It’s Essential to Get Mad at Your Partner

By Amy Kay Cole, PhD and Anne Laptin, MS, LCSW Our clients tend to be very nice. Sometimes excessively so. Most people were raised to be nice. Who doesn’t want to be considered a nice person? About ten years ago, people were driving around with bumper stickers that read “mean […]

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