The Importance of Validation in Your Relationship

The Importance of Validation in Your Relationship

When your partner comes to you about a frustration, do you find yourself trying to fix their problem?  Does this result in them becoming frustrated with you?  You were just trying to help, so why did you receive such a negative response?  If this pattern feels familiar, your partner is likely looking for validation rather… Continue Reading

What your Therapist REALLY Thinks About You

What your Therapist REALLY Thinks About You

When you go to counseling, your therapist is mandated to keep what you talk about confidential. So people sit on our couches and tell us their deepest, darkest secrets. They tell us the most embarrassing things they don’t want anyone else to know about. I’ve heard stories about incest, abuse, affairs, and illegitimate love children nobody… Continue Reading

Talking to Your Spouse About Money

Talking to Your Spouse About Money

I was recently asked to be a guest presenter for a webinar for investors on the psychology of money. Everyone’s heard money (along with sex and kids) is one of the most common causes of arguments in marriage. So as you can imagine, the conversation got pretty exciting as everyone told stories about conversations they’d… Continue Reading