#062: Will it Take a Miracle to Save Your Relationship?

#062: Will it Take a Miracle to Save Your Relationship?

When things are bad between you and your partner it may feel like you need to pray for divine intervention--a miracle-- to make things good again. Don’t fret! And don’t give up! What you really need is a relationship strategy. A strategy that will help you see your partner and your issues with fresh eyes. A strategy so effective it will feel like a miracle.


#061: Make Your Couples Counseling a Success!

#061: Make Your Couples Counseling a Success!

I hear too many disappointed couples sharing stories of how they “failed” therapy. Often, they share that they stopped counseling because there was no improvement in their situations.


#060: Why Do You Have to Be So Defensive?

#060: Why Do You Have to Be So Defensive?

This article is a must on your essential list of relationship resources. Why? Because when we mess up we whine. We pout. We dole out righteous indignation. Or we verbally punch back much too hard.


#059: Once a Cheater Always a Cheater? How to Know

#059: Once a Cheater Always a Cheater? How to Know

You’ve heard it before: “Once a cheater - always a cheater.” Maybe you’ve said it yourself a time or two. Yet now, as you struggle to cope with the aftermath of infidelity in your own relationship, you may be wondering if the saying applies to the person you love.


How to Show Remorse After Cheating & Why Saying I’m Sorry Doesn’t Cut it in Affair Recovery

How to Show Remorse After Cheating & Why Saying I’m Sorry Doesn’t Cut it in Affair Recovery

“I said I was sorry!” Tense and exhausted by the fallout of your unfaithfulness, you repeat your apologies. You’re likely anxious and upset, eager to recover and move on. Yet, the wounds of your partner remain open, the betrayal and all its consequences, remain unaddressed, and forgiveness remains out of reach. Why can’t you get past this? Why doesn’t “I’m sorry” work, no matter how much you say you are?


#058: How to Handle Partners Who Feel Uncared for and Unappreciated

#058: How to Handle Partners Who Feel Uncared for and Unappreciated

You know you love your partner. Whether you are at home cuddling on the couch or out for drinks with a couple of old friends, your love doesn’t change. Yet, your partner seems to feel cheated out of time with you when you’re not together. Have they expressed that he or she doesn’t feel like you are showing them enough care and appreciation?


#057: Can  We Change After 20 Years of Marriage? It Depends

#057: Can We Change After 20 Years of Marriage? It Depends

Any relationship that lasts more than a decade deserves special recognition. Yet, with that recognition comes the realization that just because your relationship is firmly established doesn’t mean there aren’t issues, challenges, and problems you want to address. However, many long-term couples like you wonder:


#056: Guilt After Betrayal: Helpful or Damaging to Your Healing Process?

#056: Guilt After Betrayal: Helpful or Damaging to Your Healing Process?

When I think about guilt after betrayal, I realize that it is usually associated with the betraying partner. A simple search online reveals tons of articles about feeling guilty after cheating. However, my work with couples in the healing stages following infidelity actually shows that guilt exists in both partners.



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