Dr. Margaret Paul - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Relationship Coach, Sex Educator, Speaker/Presenter - Pacific Palisades, CA
Advanced Member

Dr. Margaret Paul (PhD)


Contact information

Email me

Phone 310-459-1700

Fax: 310-459-1727


What If I'm Spiritual And He Isn't?

When my ex-husband and I met 50 years ago, neither of us were on a spiritual path. About eight years into the marriage, after our third child was born, I started searching. I knew something was missing from my life—some kind of inner peace and Read More

Lying as a Form of Control

All of us, as we were growing up, learned a myriad of ways to try to have control over getting love, avoiding pain and feeling safe. One of the ways we might have learned is to lie. We all had many ...

Read More

Relationships: Accepting The Challenge Or Accepting Loneliness

"I'm lonely and I want to be in a relationship, but relationships are too hard. I feel like I don't want to work that hard," Karen told me in a phone session. I replied, "Are you ready to fully accept the Read More

Is It Okay To Say No To Sex?

Adele wrote in asking the following question: "If I don't want sex with my partner, is that a form of control from me? Therefore, should I have sex ...

Read More

Why Focusing On Fairness Won't Get You Far In Your Relationship

"Love has nothing to do with fairness. Love is Love." — Susan Page, Why Talking is Not Enough "It's not fair!" How often have you heard this from young or adolescent siblings? I grew up as an only ...

Read More

    No comments

Dr. Margaret Paul

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues

Couples/Marital Issues




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:


Marriage Educator

Relationship Coach

Sex Educator


I offer my services:


Via Skype

I am fluent in:


Articles by Dr. Margaret Paul
Om Girl

What If I'm Spiritual And He Isn't?

Are you worried about your relationship because you are on a spiritual path & your partner isn't?

Hug Text

Lying as a Form of Control

Did you learn to lie as a child to protect yourself from rejection? Are you still doing this?


Relationships: Accepting The Challenge Or Accepting Loneliness

Is the fear of getting hurt keeping you from accepting the challenges of loving a partner?

Problems In The Bedroom

Is It Okay To Say No To Sex?

While the answer to the title question might seem simple, discover the subtleties within this idea.

Flirty Talk

Why Focusing On Fairness Won't Get You Far In Your Relationship

It's easy to see when something is unfair but focusing on this other feeling is more productive.

Check Out My New Book
Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child
Inner bonding is the process of connecting our ...
By Margaret Paul
Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You? (Second Edition)
Arguing with your spouse about the checkbook? ...
By Jordan Paul Ph.D., Margaret Paul Ph.D.
Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child
Erika Chopich and Margaret Paul show how ...
By Margaret Paul, Erika J. Chopich
Healing Your Aloneness Workbook
This book teaches a profound six-step process ...
By Erika J. Chopich, Margaret Paul

Dr. Margaret Paul

All Specialties

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Family Support, Health/Wellness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Sexuality, Spiritual, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness