As a clinical sexologist, I work with couples on their intimate lives, rather than on the "marriage" meaning we look at the relationship from the core of sexual intimacy. My belief as a counselor is that if couples have lost the intimacy in the marriage, then they basically are just roommates, partners or at best "just friends". Sexual intimacy in a marriage is what makes it a "marriage"! Most people would not have gotten into marriage to begin with if there was no sexual intimacy.
DIFFERENT SEXUAL NEEDS Situations and Lessons NO. 6 Fanny lost her desire for sexual contact early in her marriage. This has become a serious problem for her husband Dennis. Although he tries not to take it personally, he cannot help feeling rejected and demeaned as a man. Also, his biological needs cause him to suffer, especially at night.
JEALOUSY SITUATIONS AND LESSONS NO. 5 Bill is very jealous of Efi and does not want her to ever leave the house without him. He is afraid that some man might approach her, and he cannot stand the idea of another man even looking at her. Although she has given him no concrete reason to fear, for some reason, he does not trust her. He feels intense fear, self-rejection and anger.
When it comes to couples therapy, Hope Springs achieves an incredibly thoughtful and realistic portrayal of this process. While television series such as In Treatment and The Sopranos have done a wonderful job of portraying what its like to experience psychotherapy, a realistic portrayal is much harder to achieve in a film.
SOME BASIC RELATIONSHIP PROBLEMS From the ebook Relationsips of Conscious Love at www.armonikizoi.com WHAT HAPPENED? We were so suited for each other, so in love, so happy together. We had so many dreams. Our first moments together were full of joy, happiness and the excitement of being close to someone who loved us and understood us.
TO COMMUNICATE OR NOT Situations and Lessons No. 4 Melina solves her problems by talking. Melina has learned to get what she wants in a very subtle ways by using her logic and debating abilities to get her husband to see things the way she does or do things in the way she would like.
One-liners may initially get a woman’s attention; however, what are you doing to keep the conversation going? I often get asked by my male client’s how they can get more dates. I often ask why first. Why do you want to date women? If you’re just focused on numbers or sex, then you’re not going to get many numbers, or go on many second dates.
5 Tips to Break the News to Your Child That You’re Getting Divorced Getting divorced can be overwhelming, add a child into the mix and now it can be even more scary. Divorce has many impacts on a child’s life, some good and some bad. It’s important to remember that as a parent your child is looking to you as being the expert. Do your research before spilling the beans.
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This guest article from Psych Central was written by Danielle B. Grossman, MFT Why do we fight with our partners? I’m not referring to small arguments that resolve reasonably quickly with a compromise. I am talking about fights that blow like a hurricane into a peaceful day and leave us broken, exhausted, and confused as we wonder, what just happened?