You're enjoying your romantic relationship then suddenly a disagreement unfolds and you find yourself immersed in intense feelings and thinking, "Oh goodness--this feels really awful!" How do you get back to the love zone that you were just enjoying? Conficts are a natural part of relationships and are a bound to happen at some point. Yet, they don't have to be a source of angst or deterioration in the relationship. These three tips can help you sail through those more choppy waters and return to the love zone more quickly.
There are times when friction between two spouses or an unmarried couple can be so intense that the only wise, mature choice is a separation. When two people truly want to work out their differences but can't, my clients and I call this type of separation an intermission.
We have all dated someone with an addiction, whether you knew it or not. But once you find out about the addiction, do you continue to date this person or do you run for the hills?
As much as I value marriage and family, I often wonder if we are not fooling ourselves as a society that the institute of marriage is the defining factor or that the term marriage needs to be redefined itself. There are an overwhelming number of individuals that hit a wall in their marriage when the couples are in their forties. There is almost a biological time cap that is happening to marriage in this day and age and that is after a period of time the marriage moves into a comfortable friendship and is no longer sexy or even fun.
In an ideal world, we’d all have a job we loved. The alarm would go off at 7am and we’d jump out of bed, keen to get to work and get on with the day. We’d proudly tell strangers what we do and relish the extra-curricular networking, dinners or tasks required to grow in our careers. But in reality, very few of us can admit we’ve hit the jackpot when it comes to the day job.
At the beginning of each school year, your kids have a chance for a fresh start. And you, their most important teacher, are key to their success. Here's are five ways you can help them succeed.
For people with lower back pain, just the thought of sexual activity can induce fear instead of excitement. Sex is supposed to be pleasurable, but when it's associated with physical pain, sexual activity stops. And when that happens, relationships suffer.
What is this boredom all about? I've heard hundreds of tales of woe around boredom in my practice as a psychologist. I can sum it up by saying that most of the time the boredom stems from a core problem.
Are you frustrated by your “broken picker?” Learn how to navigate the tricky space between picky and selective using these four tips! If you are sick of attracting men who are emotionally unavailable, it’s not because you have a “broken picker!” More likely, you are not listening to what he says (many women have selective hearing and interpret everything he says based on what they want), not listening to your gut, or jumping into a relationship so fast it makes it hard to get out when you know it’s the right thing to do.