From Dirty Fight to Clear Communication: How to Fight Fair During Conflict With Your Spouse

From Dirty Fight to Clear Communication: How to Fight Fair During Conflict With Your Spouse

A very common complaint that brings couples to counseling is wanting to know how to communicate better and fight fair. Couples always want to discuss an issue in an assertive way that allows both partners to feel understood and validated without it ending up in some big fight. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it? Well, it is in your… Continue Reading

Is Make-up Sex a Real Thing?

Is Make-up Sex a Real Thing?

Make-up sex. You want it to be a real thing. You may have even experienced it and believe it to be a real thing. But is it really better than any other sex? Science says, YES! Research found that the arousal state achieved during an argument can be transferred to sexual interactions, leading to a better… Continue Reading

7 Mother’s Day gifts that will improve your relationship

7 Mother’s Day gifts that will improve your relationship

Mother’s Day is around the corner and we all have someone special in our lives we want to celebrate. Whether you and your partner have human children, furry babies or a turtle your partner plays the role of mommy to them and you appreciate her for that. The stores are full of special offers and… Continue Reading

5 Keys to Unlock Assertiveness in Your Relationship

5 Keys to Unlock Assertiveness in Your Relationship

Assertiveness is an effective way of communicating which is half-way between aggression and passivity. With passivity, you tend to “people please” then develop resentment down the line because you didn’t stand up for yourself. With aggression, you force your  partner into defensiveness and bring out their resentment towards you for making them do what you… Continue Reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: 3 Tips on How to Show More Respect To Your Spouse

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: 3 Tips on How to Show More Respect To Your Spouse

More often than not when couples find their way to my office their number one complaint is dissatisfaction in the way they communicate with one another. I would go as far as to say 95% of couples I meet with are unhappy with the way they talk and/or disagree with each other. While I don’t… Continue Reading

Communicating is Hard: 4  Tips to Make it Easier

Communicating is Hard: 4 Tips to Make it Easier

Communication. You do it everyday with countless people. So why is it when it comes to communicating with the person that is closest to you – something inevitably goes wrong? As a marriage and family therapist I have met with many couples and the number one complaint I hear from them is…poor communication. Poor communication… Continue Reading

Are My Expectations Too High in My Marriage?

Are My Expectations Too High in My Marriage?

We often have ideas of what a relationship “should” look like. These expectations usually come from role models, life experiences, as well movies, books. Sometimes we even scroll through our social media and see couples who make it all seem so perfect. But as we all know, movies and books are fictional and hardly based on… Continue Reading

I’m in a one sided marriage….what do I do?

I’m in a one sided marriage….what do I do?

Marriages start with a lot of expectations, dreams and plans. We usually fall in love with the person that makes us laugh, holds our hand through tough times and share our vision for the future. But things change with time, as they should –  and it is not always a good change. All of the… Continue Reading

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