When you think about couple’s counseling, does it involve the following scenarios? You spend sixty minutes talking about how it was great in the beginning but now [insert long list of complaints], while the therapist nods their head. They then suggest a weekly appointment for the next six months. Your partner spends the entire session…

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Working through an affair is tough. It takes tremendous energy and vulnerability on both sides. Drs. John and Julie Gottman have developed the Trust Revival Method, with three defined stages of treatment: Atonement, Attunement, and Attachment. The effectiveness of this model is being studied in a randomized clinical trial. I’ve watched hundreds of couples try…

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    Handling conflict is one of the biggest challenges of achieving a healthy relationship. Balancing the power and respect for each other’s autonomy are things that will challenge us. It’s clear that relationship conflict happens because expectations aren’t being met. Each person comes into a relationship with their own expectations which are based from…

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  Once уоu’vе learned that уоur ѕроuѕе hаѕ hаd аn аffаir, уоur lifе will nеvеr bе thе ѕаmе. But that dоеѕn’t mеаn that there is nо сhаnсе оf rеbuilding your relationship аftеr an аffаir. If уоu’vе rесеntlу lеаrnеd thаt your ѕроuѕе wаѕ not fаithful, you аrе in gооd соmраnу. Stаtiѕtiсѕ nоw ѕhоw thаt hаlf of…

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Physical contact is a powerful way to convey positive emotion and nurture your partners spirit.. there is simply no better way to communicate: “You’re not alone”, ” You’re important”, “I’m sorry” or “I love you”. Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW is an internationally renowned relationship expert, best-selling author, marriage therapist, and professional speaker. Among the first in…

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