The #1 Surprising Rule for Making Your Stepfamily Work

If you want your marriage and stepfamily to grow stronger, consider this rule to be your spiritual practice.

The Formula for the Good Enough Apology

The formula for a good enough apology seems pretty straightforward. Why is it so easy to get it wrong?

Here's the Apology You Should Never Make!

Sometimes the only good apology is getting out of the other person’s space.

Want An Apology? Don't Make This Big Mistake.

if you're not getting the apology you need and deserve, consider this.

Don't Marry Your Future Ex-Husband

Here is my difficult but wise dating advice for women.

Cut Down the Advice-Giving and Lift Up Your Marriage

If you’re a first-born with a younger, same-sex sibling, you may be especially prone to wanting your partner to do things the right way, which is your way.

Why Couples Fight

A dysfunctional marriage is any marriage that has more than one person in it. Here's why.

Why Speech Anxiety is a Sign of Integrity

Why speech anxiety is a sign of fundamental integrity.

Why Women Over-Apologize: How and Why To Stop It!

What drives women to over-apologize? And why you need to get a grip.

Have A Difficult Partner or Parent? Learn this One Technique

Stop confronting that difficult person, and stay on course with this important rule.

The Tragedy of a Failed Apology: Don't Make This #1 Mistake!

Here's a story of a high stakes apology gone wrong—and how to get it right.

The #1 Challenge For "Best Friends"

Why do we get riveted on some limitation of a good friend, or how she is screwing up a relationship?

What Are Your Anxiety and Fear Trying to Tell You?

Fear is a really tricky emotion. Here's what your anxiety may be trying to tell you.

The Moment I Was Transformed Into a Champion Worrier

When I was a fearless young person, I had no clue that I would one day turn into a champion worrier.

The Cure for Fear, Grief, and Death

When Anne Morrow Lindbergh’s infant son was kidnapped and murdered, only this story helped her.

A Heart-Rending Story of Courage in the Face of Loss

Bella lost her baby. What she did with her anger, grief and shame is remarkable.

In Praise of Female Friendship

Novelist Alice Adams puts it most succinctly: “I think women know how to be friends. That’s what saves our lives.”

The Six "Caring Words" that Block Intimacy

You want to empathize. But these six words can leave your partner, friend, or sister feeling terribly alone.

Relationship-Saving Advice for the Distancer in Bed

The desire for sex easily goes into hibernation for couples. Here's what to do.

A Surprising Ingredient for Lasting Relationships

You'll be surprised by this key ingredient to make your marriage work.

An Unforgettable Zen Story About "Letting Go"

You do not need to forgive a bad action that the other person hasn't repaired. You do need to move on.

The Top 9 Reasons I Hate Anxiety

Here are the top 9 reasons I hate anxiety--and you should too!

The Number #1 Rule for Fighting With Your Partner

Here's the number 1 rule to stop fighting that is going nowhere and even making things worse.

The Number One Complaint of Married Men (and Some Women)

Here's what men can't tolerate from women--even if they truly appreciated it at the early stage of the relationship.

The #1 Most Important Fact to Know About Your Anxiety

Anxiety can operate like a silent thrum beneath our awareness. We may not recognize the mischief that anxiety is making for us right now.

Distant Partner? Don’t Try to Make a Cat into a Dog

You may have paired up with someone who is a private person—who doesn’t want to debrief after every dinner party or talk in detail about the symptoms of his stomach flu

The Number One Challenge in Any Relationship

A bottom line position is something you just can’t fake or pretend or borrow from your assertive best friend.

A Few Thoughts On How to Face Suffering and Death

People do fear death, because death ends a life—a monumental fact—and is therefore different from other anxiety-provoking events.

6 Simple Public Speaking Tips That Saved My Life

Writing books forced me into a public speaking career that I never would have signed up for. These 6 tips saved my life.

Don't Let Anxiety Wreak Havoc on Your Self Esteem

Anxiety tricks you into believing that you are lesser and smaller than you really are.