If you spend a little time every day thinking about what you want your relationship to be like, you can actually move it in that direction. Thoughts inspire actions, and the ones listed below can help you create some magic in ways you may have thought were no longer possible. Read More
Despite warnings you might receive about a man in your life, keep in mind that each of us can change a man’s attitude – not as in “change the man” but rather his interaction with you in a relationship. Oftentimes it simply involves unconditional love and trust.
Most men don’t want to feel like children in their marriages, and most women certainly don’t want to feel like mothers to grown men. Yet many couples fall into precisely that pattern. Here's what to do about it. Read More
The media hype about older women seeking out young men for sexual contact has about worn me down. As a relationship therapist for four decades, I have certainly defended many unfairly labeled "dirty old men," who were just guys who fell in love with younger women for their beauty, energy, and potential for having children. Read More
When we hear the word 'health', most of us think of diet, exercise, genes and . . . well that's about it. We like to focus on the first two because we have some control over them. As for the genetic factor, it's a little late to do much about that. Read More
As of two days ago, we now know the answer to this question: Is the “intensive coupling” that married people sometimes practice limited to the first few years of marriage? Do couples go back to spending more time with family and friends as they settle into their relationship? Read More
The hardest thing for even seasoned and experienced dream workers to grasp is that ultimately there is no more reason to take the dream ego's emotions literally then there is to take anything else in the dream literally. Read More
Do you find it difficult to ask for help? Doing so may positively impact your Parent Well-Being. Read on to find out how a mother of three in the U.S. Air Force learned to accept help from others during her six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Read More
A friend of mine was speaking to me today about an ancient relationship, and commented, "That was during my food-throwing years." I asked for further details.
"Melons. I specialized in melons."
"Are we talking the whole melon, or little melon balls?"
"The whole melon; I'd usually crack it over their heads." Read More
The child welfare system is designed to take care of children up until they are 18 years old. In certain cases, they might even emancipate earlier. But what happens once they grow too old for the child welfare system?
The day wore on in silence and solitude. The only distractions were the images and ideas that played across my brain's white screen of blankness. I imagined a life where I was just as sick but one in which I belonged to a family. I dreamt I had two children. These fantasies and dreams were seemingly involuntary but were destructive nonetheless. Read More
A new study published in the American Journal of Public Health provides insightful research suggesting that gay men were able to lead healthier, less stress-filled lives when states offer legal protections to same-sex couples. Read More
Marriage and other forms of long-term commitment are widely criticized these days either as an obstacle to other life goals or as irrelevant because they all too often end. Are these reasons to discount the value of commitment? I don't think so. Read More