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

He Said/She Said: Is it My Fault My Husband Doesn’t Want Sex?

He Said/She Said: Is it My Fault My Husband Doesn’t Want Sex?

Dear Aaron & Rachel, This is a little embarrassing to say but I feel like my husband is uninterested in me sexually. We’ve been married for almost ten years and have two kids together. Our sex life has always been pretty good until about a year ago. There wasn’t anything big that happened, it has… Continue Reading

Handle with Care: The Delicate Art of Explaining Divorce to Your Children

Handle with Care: The Delicate Art of Explaining Divorce to Your Children

Statistically about 50% of marriages will end in divorce. Even though you didn’t start your marriage thinking this would happen to you, here you are and your happily ever after has come to an end. You’ve tried everything you could to make it work. But all efforts point to the same result: life as a… Continue Reading

Find the CURE for CRITICISM in Your Relationship

Find the CURE for CRITICISM in Your Relationship

During my time as a developing couples therapist, I have seen criticism happen between partners more often than not. Dr. John Gottman, a well known researcher for marital success and divorce prediction, found that criticism is one of the “Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” that can predict a relationship’s failure. Which means that if you… Continue Reading

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