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The Peanut Gallery

The Peanut Gallery

“The problem is my friends and family don’t like him.” That is how I started a recent conversation with a client. Honestly, that is how I’ve started many conversations with clients. Here’s the rub, that really is a problem.

J'adore Facebook !

J'adore Facebook !

In the dating marketplace, Facebook is your friend! In fact, it could be your best friend… Here are three undeniable reasons for loving Facebook:

Sister in Law Puts You Down

What makes your sister in law think she has the right to put you down? Why does she have to pick on you, when you've never done a thing to her? Your sister in law, who never thought you were good enough to marry her brother, snubs you at every opportunity, saying things like "You have gained a pound or 2, haven't you," or "What a lovely dress, did you get that on sale? It looks like last year's fashion." She carries herself as if she's far better than you, is overtly condescending, and in general makes you want to scream! When you complain to your husband, he laughs and says "Oh, hey – don't take it so seriously, that's just the way she is." Argh, no help there. How do you deal with her?

The Death of Romantic Love

The Death of Romantic Love

I’ve been working on my new book and it’s thrown me back into the time I left my partner in 2007. As I re-read what I’ve written so far, it occurred to me that we had a ridiculously long honeymoon phase in our relationship. For most couples, the honeymoon lasts a few months to a few years. For us it lasted sixteen years. Once the honeymoon phase is over, a couple is faced with a power struggle. That power struggle can last a few months, or it can last the rest of their lives, depending on how each person deals with it.