Money problems can be tough on a relationship even in normal times. But with the coronavirus threat bringing on shelter-in-place and a paralyzed economy, this period is anything but normal. Many families are facing loss of income. And some people … Read more
At the root of many relationship misunderstandings is the use of different “love languages,” how you express love to another. For some, physical affection is their love language; for others, doing chores or buying gifts may be their way.
Consider … Read more
It is rare to find a couple who connect quickly and carry on with a healthy, happy relationship. Most of us carry some baggage from childhood, family relationships, or past romantic relationships which can affect how we show up in … Read more
“Trust the process.” “Keep the faith.” These aphorisms have become commonplace, but do they have validity in our lives? How exactly do we “trust the process”?
Trust is, for the most part, developed in early childhood. The infant learns whether … Read more
“Gaslight” is a movie which was released in 1944, the story of the systematic, gradual psychological manipulation of a wife by her husband to cover a murder the husband had committed. One of his many techniques was to dim the … Read more
“Forgive and forget.”
“To err is human, to forgive divine.”
We’ve all heard these aphorisms, but what is behind these simple words? What is the true meaning of forgiveness?
Forgiveness is not an action so much as a state of … Read more
Anger is a secondary emotion. When you see the face of fury know there is an underlying unresolved rooted issue, a sense of dissatisfaction with what is. Humans express anger to cover more vulnerable feelings of fear, offense, hurt or … Read more
What does it mean to be a friend, to have a friend? Is friendship merely social, having someone to have fun with, to avoid loneliness? Or is it deeper?
When two people interact on a regular basis, what quality is … Read more
Last month we discussed the importance of having supportive guidance during a divorce process. Let’s address the steps that may precede divorce – obtaining support to decide if a marriage can be saved.
Almost all of us carry wounds from … Read more
It is common in our Western culture to get caught up in dualistic thinking: black or white, right or wrong, you or me. We take a position that is in opposition with another position–and then feel “right and justified” in … Read more