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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A psychologist at a Chapman University (Southern California) and his research team have just published a study looking at sexual satisfaction- or dissatisfaction of heterosexual couples in long term relationships, and what helps to sexual passion alive. Specifically, the research team found that sexually satisfied men and women engaged in more intimate behaviours, such as…

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    Do you want a marriage that’s filled with passion, excitement and mutual respect?   The key to experiencing the type of marriage you’ve always dreamed about is effective communication.   At the foundation of every intimate relationship is communication. The greater the depth of communication, the stronger the bond is between you and your spouse.  …

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8 Tips to Create a More Loving Relationship Your relationship with your partner has the potential to be the most fulfilling experience in your life. However, there are snags that can happen at every step of the way. No one ever said that relationships were easy! The good news is that if you stay proactive, you can…

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      How do you know if the difficulties you have in your relationship are becoming severe enough that you need to seek out the help of a Relationship Coach or therapist? The 6 signs are: You’re frequently arguing  without any positive resolutions.   You’re feeling disconnected from your partner, alone or shut down.  …

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