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.

The Seven Best "Anger Questions" to Ask Yourself

Are you in a relationship characterized by too much distance, intensity or blame? Here are the seven best and four worst anger questions to ask yourself.

The 9 Rules for True Apologies

I've been studying apologies--and the people who can't give them--for over two decades.

Five Ways Writing Can Make You Braver and Happier

These writing tips can show you where you want to go, and how you can get there. Start by picking one challenge from the list of five.

Save Your Marriage: Take the "One-A-Day-Challenge"

Once couples move past the “Velcro” stage of the relationship, Zen-like tolerance of a critical partner is a rare commodity.

The 8 Signs of a Growth-Fostering Relationship

Is your relationship good for you? Check out these eight signs of a growth-fostering relationship.

How You Can Escape the Pain of Rejection

Rejection sucks. No one intentionally signs up for it, or escapes it, for that matter. Here's my deep thoughts and best advice.

The Saddest Happiest Most Inspiring Boring Cancer Story

This is a story about cancer, a double tragedy, and remarkable sisterhood.

The No. 1 Most Powerful Way to Melt Shame

Shame is a profoundly debilitating emotion. No one should have to fight it alone.

Should You Trust Your Therapist or Yourself?

Sometimes the decision to find a different therapist or counselor is an act of strength and courage.

What To Do In Your Marriage When You're Doing Too Much!

Is your partner totally unresponsive to fair requests that he or she do more? Stop the old fights and try this.

Can an Adult Survivor of Sexual Abuse Become a Good Mom?

No amount of therapy or recovery brings us to the place where it’s as if the painful events of the past never happened.

Why 'I Love You' Isn't Enough

If you want a better marriage, follow this simple rule that you once knew and surely have forgotten.

Reading This Just May Save Your Marriage

The feeling is gone. You don't like your partner's personality. Should you give up?

When Fighting Gets Ugly, No Rules Apply but This One!

When your partner says “leave me alone,” do it.

The Real Reason You Can't Stop Hating Your Ex

Do you still feel angry and "done in" by that person who harmed and betrayed you?

Have Kids? Be Kind to the Grandparents

How you treat your parents and in-laws is the legacy that you leave your children. They are watching you.

Don't Let Being Judgmental Ruin Your Day

The amount of time you spend ruminating about someone else’s bad or misguided behavior is an excellent measure of your own level of stress and self-esteem.

A Surprising New Definition of Bravery

Do you think you're living a small, fear-driven life? If so, read this.

How to Find Happiness When Very Bad Things Happen

“Whee!” says the snail riding on the turtle’s back! Everything is a matter of perspective.