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Emboldened by Email: Walking the Talk

Is email good for relationships or not? Does it foster connectedness? Does it allow for the confessional moment which face to face contact inhibits? OR does email (as well as its cousin, texting) provide a constant distraction from being present with one another?

Is Offline Sexier?

Maureen Dowd in The New York Times refers to Pinter's Betrayal as an example of the impossibility of conducting an affair today. Not so. Electronic acuity is required but its nimble execution may be even more painful to the unsuspecting partner.

Mad Men: A Timeless Existential Social Drama

“Mad Men” has appeared everywhere from Sesame Street to Modern Politics showing the immense appeal it has to our society. But, what is it about this show that disturbs us at a psychological level?

How Patients Lose When Psychologists Are Not Involved in Medical Care

Health care costs are exploding and one silent factor in containing costs is rarely mentioned: the underutilization of psychological services.

Cyberspace Betrayal

Is sexual betrayal more upsetting when it's discovered virtually? Does electronic capability encourage infidelity? What is considered infidelity in online behavior? Every therapist is dealing with these troubling questions every week in her office as online contact increases with new forms and new capacities.

Online Couples Therapy: Gaining Data, Losing Connection

Online couple therapy endorses a view that relationships can be represented as numbers and graphs.  Rather the heart of good couples therapy is to capture the special and unique bonding between two individuals, their signature histories and struggles.

FIGHTING ONLINE AND LOVING IT

More and more couples are fighting online on Facebook.  Their friends and many experts disapprove.  I think there is a benefit to calling on the couple's friendship community for support, normalization and feedback.