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Will Being Myself Make My Partner Leave? [EXPERT]
Does your relationship need a little TLC?
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Will Being Myself Make My Partner Leave?

Peggy had been married to James for 14 years when she first consulted with me for help with her relationship and her anxiety. "I can't stand being in this marriage anymore. We have two wonderful children and I don't want to break up this family, but I'm miserable and anxious much of the time. I feel like I'm always walking on eggshells and I can't be myself."

"Why Doesn't My Boyfriend Trust Me?"
My boyfriend is overly insecure with me. What can I do?
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"Why Doesn't My Boyfriend Trust Me?"

I need some relationship help. My boyfriend is overly insecure with me — he doesn't trust me at all and he's had these trust problems since the day we met.

Why Your Parents' Divorce Doesn't Predict Your Future [EXPERT]
Marriage is a lifelong commitment; knowing that is half the struggle.
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Why Your Parents' Divorce Doesn't Predict Your Future

While experts say that the risk of divorce is 50 percent higher when one spouse comes from a divorced home, and 200 percent higher risk when both of them do, adults don't have to let their parents' divorce dictate their futures. While the numbers may appear against them, research shows that adult children of divorce can learn skills that help them to be great marriage partners. In fact, some even argue that children of divorce have happier marriages, based on the findings from a 2011 PEW Research Center report.

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Are you a firm believer in the old adage: "Once a cheater, always a cheater?"
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Who Is More Forgiving Of Cheating: Men Or Women?

Though many people wouldn't forgive a partner for cheating under any circumstances, many of us, for various reasons, would at least begin to go in that direction. Many experts, including those on YourTango, have helpful advice on how to move toward reconciliation, and how to understand why cheating occurs.

How Having Faith Can Help You Find True Love [EXPERT]
Got faith?
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How Having Faith Can Help You Find True Love

After a lifetime of working on myself, I have made a profound discovery. I have become overly self-sufficient. I trust and believe in myself, but there is something bigger, better and more delicious available and sometimes, my need to be overly independent can compromise that. I am suggesting that there is more to life than trusting ourselves.

5 Kinds Of Trust Every Marriage Needs [EXPERT]
You promised to love, honor and obey ...
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5 Kinds Of Trust Every Marriage Needs

A happy marriage rests on a foundation of unquestioned trust. If you want your marriage to be all it can be, you must know how to create this kind of trust. Most couples think of trust exclusively in terms of being sexually faithful, which is essential, but there's more to it.

Deepen Intimacy By Disclosing Infidelity Respectfully
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Deepen Intimacy By Disclosing Infidelity Respectfully

In a recent study, at the University Of Notre Dame, Anita Kelly, a Psychology Professor, reported that when peoples lies went up during the week, their health went down. Conversely, she reported that when people’s lies decreased, their overall health improved. This is amazing news, connecting our emotional life with our physical wellbeing. Anyone who has ever attended a 12 step meeting knows that addiction and lies go hand in hand.

What's Left Unsaid: How To Say It To Your Ex [EXPERT]
Writing a letter to your ex is a great way to get your feelings off of your chest.
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What's Left Unsaid: How To Say It To Your Ex

This left her with unanswered questions. Why was he still moving? Why wasn't he asking her to get back together, even if it was long distance? How could he love her and then leave her?

Kenya - A Journey in Negotiation
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Kenya - A Journey in Negotiation

This blog post features us negotiating through a real conflict in our life. Ellyn really wanted to go to Africa to participate with a non-profit strongly supports. Pete didn’t want to go. And he had a lot of very good reasons! It’s a bit disarming to share our own personal journey. But it underscores our commitment to differentiation in our lives and the lives of our clients. We deeply believe in the material we teach and its value for couples’ evolution. We practice what we preach, and we’re willing to let you know where we struggle.