Latest Relationship Advice Articles

Could Your Need for Control be Ruining Your Relationship?

All of us seem to have a craving for power. We are all driven to get control over the situations we find ourselves in, and mostly, over our partners. We think to ourselves –...

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The Little Known Secret to Getting What You Want From Your Partner

Men are from Mars. Women are from Venus. Really! He leaves his things on the floor and then gripes about the house being a mess.  He doesn’t seem to get it that I want him to...

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When Fairy Tale Romance Goes Bad…

Here we are in the 21st Century. We have cell phones, Internet, microwaves and electric cars. We have more information than we can possibly absorb about everything from digging ...

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Attracting the Relationship You Want Instead of the One You Left

Unless you have been hiding underneath a rock you have heard about the Law of Attraction in the past couple of years. Since the movie “the Secret” came out it seems that...

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Empathizing With a Wife Beater?

Jim was a thirty-something man who was involved in a violent relationship. He was not proud of his part in the violence and had been attending an anger management group. He felt...

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The Top 10 Relationship Success Secrets That Everyone Ought to Know

As a couple’s therapist, I’ve seen a myriad of relationships styles. People who come in for counseling are clearly looking to change something they see problematic in their...

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Rock Star Syndrome – Are You In Love With Him or the IDEA of Him?

Every little girl grows up wanting to be a beautiful princess. So is it any wonder that young girls are so attracted to rock stars, movie stars, and pop idols? After all,...

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Is It EVIL to Say I Love You with No Intention of Getting Married?

I love you! Love you too! I love you more! No, I love you more! AAAAAhhhh! Stop it! You hear it every day… people casually throw these magical words around like there was no...

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How Well Do You REALLY Know Your Partner? 1000 ‘Must Ask’ Questions for...

How compatible are you really with your partner? Down deep, where it really counts? How would you know? Just because you like the same types of foods and pets certainly does NOT...

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Emotional Competency Builds Healthy Passionate Relationships

Explore the Logic of Passion Emotions are the primal bonds of our relationships. They are authentic, immediate, intimate, passionate, and memorable. They provide a window into...

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Weathering the Storm – How to Survive Stressful Times Together

Life doesn’t always go smoothly, have you noticed that? It’s easy to feel in love and happy with your partner during times of success and relative calm.  But times like that...

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How Therapy Can Actually Destroy Your Marriage

Generally speaking we choose to go into therapy when we can’t figure out how to make our lives work by ourselves. Maybe we’ve been aware of underlying sadness that doesn’t...

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