As a marriage and family counselor I am always dealing with issues of sexuality, infidelity, and betrayal as well as intimacy, honesty, courage, and integrity. A rash of recent public scandals – from Tiger Woods to David Letterman, from Sen. John Ensign to Gov. Mark Sanford, to the suspected shenanigans of Jon Gosselin of reality TV's Jon and Kate – might make it seem that sexual infidelity is sweeping the land. Many of my clients want to know how to prevent an affair. Here’s what I tell them.
I love sharing my stories with you because they are real life examples of what most of us go through in some way or another. This week, I am telling you about a woman I spoke with that went through an emotionally abusive relationship AND is a strong, powerful woman. She has given me permission to share this with you, in hopes that it is a starting point for you to come to the same realization that she did.
Oh, how I wish I could spend just a few minutes with smart, beautiful Maria. I'd love to share a little hard-earned wisdom from one betrayed wife to another.
PAIRS Essentials for Couples Couples who are married or not are invited to attend this class. In this class you will learn the tools you can use for the following problems or feelings: Feeling Disconnected Sense of Growing Distance Attempting to Resolve Problems under Stress Wanting to Feel Care About and Loved Upsetting Reaction to Partner's Behavior Feeling Emotionally Overwhelmed To Ask for a Behavior Change from Your Partner
So you’re past the first phases of a relationship. You’ve met the man, or woman, you’re attracted, they like you, you like them, you’ve had some banter back and forth, a few dates, maybe some kissing and touching. You feel ready to take the relationship to the next level. Or maybe you’re in a committed relationship and you’d love to spice things up a little. There is a handy little tool, right in the palm of your hand, which can help you achieve that. And no I’m not talking about th
The path out of this relational trap is to first take on an approach of zero negativity: for both parties to commit absolutely to refraining from put-downs, negative comments and behaviors. It's imperative that both members of a couple make a strict commitment to this approach. Not just temporarily, but always.
Dating Ups And Downs Dating is a process a lot of us really can live without. It’s an emotional roller coaster that can drive you to drink four year-old bottles of Mike’s Hard Lemonade from the back of your refrigerator. There are so many ups and downs of dating. Here is my top 10 list of the most frustrating dating ups and downs and how to feel better about them:
Does anger belong in your relationship, or better yet, in your life? Is it Okay to express anger or is it a deadly sin? Depending on culture, religious beliefs and personality, you will find different answers, but make no mistake, anger is a controversial topic.
The film "The Sessions," starring Helen Hunt, is inspiring a lot of curiosity. People keep asking me, "What exactly is a sexual surrogate?"
10 Ways to Help Your Child Make Friends © Judy H. Wright, www.ArtichokePress.com Nothing touches the heartstrings of a parent or teacher more than the plaintive cry “nobody likes me” or”I don’t have any friends.” We wish there were something we could do to insure the child will be, if not the most popular, at least included in the games on the playground.