We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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April Eldemire LMFT
Anger on its own isn't necessarily a problem. The problem is when the emotion assumes full control over your behaviors and actions.
What is a "true narcissist"? And if we know someone who is, what do we do?
Social media is definitely a double-edged sword. On one hand, it helps us connect to loved ones. On the other hand, it can lead to destructive feelings of isolation and loneliness.
Shared goals help couples shift perspective and visualize a future for their relationship that engenders hope and inspiration.
With so many difficult problems in the world, it can feel like you're shouldering these burdens on your own. Here's how to talk about them with your spouse.
Is your new baby keeping you up at night and straining in your marriage? You're not alone. A few adjustments can help you and your spouse be a strong team.
The introvert falls for the extrovert. The one who loves to save marries the one who loves to shop. Are these relationships destined to thrive or doomed to fail?
While feeling angry at your spouse isn't inherently bad, anger can have a negative impact on your marriage if it's not dealt with well.
No matter how long you've been with your spouse, it's important to have a clear understanding of intimacy in the bedroom—or wherever your shared sex life takes you.
One-sided relationships are simply too imbalanced. Here are three things you can do to shift to a more equitable partnership.
Relationship boundaries aren't restricting. They provide the freedom to express your needs and values while honoring the needs and values of your partner.
It's tricky sometimes to get in the mood when you're not feeling frisky. So how often should you and your spouse have sex? As often as it takes for you both to feel satisfied.
Have you ever felt that you're "going crazy" or "losing your mind?" While subtle, this could be gaslighting, an extremely detrimental relationship dynamic.
The adage "Money can't buy me love" has a lot of truth to it—at least to a point.
Even as we step out of quarantine life, we still have many family and parenting uncertainties up ahead. A few family adjustments can go a long way.
If a relationship is like a garden, then a couple’s shared vulnerability is like fertilizer, or manure. Icky at times, it helps a relationship grow and thrive.
Couples in quarantine, we see you. And no matter what is going on in the world, it’s never the wrong time to work on strengthening your relationship.
Is too much negativity creeping into your relationship? This common tendency is a relationship killer. Learn how to be more positive for the health of your relationship.
Do you ask yourself often if you've found the right one? A few key questions can provide clarity on moving forward or putting on the breaks.
Creating a secure relationship bond is possible with the right therapy approach.
Finding forgiveness for hurt, betrayal, or disappointments is a necessary step for a strong future together.
Is your relationship negatively affected by a partner with a mental illness? Learn how to navigate the symptoms and behaviors together.
So damaging are these behaviors in a relationship that they’ve earned an ominous nickname: The Four Horsemen.
Learn how to recognize the warning signs and navigate a healthier relationship.
Tired of your partner jumping to solutions when you just need to vent? Learn the art of validation and understanding.
Self-love is not always "self-like," but it is necessary in order to show up authentically to the one you love.
We’re taking the term “friends with benefits” to a whole new (but completely platonic) level.
More and more couples are seeking the help of a third party before things break down. As a result, marriages are being rebuilt before the ‘D’ word is ever mentioned.
Does alcohol play a part in the fights you have with your partner? A few small adjustments can help manage its effects on your relationship.
April Eldemire, LMFT, is a psychotherapist who specializes in marriage and couples issues, new-parenthood transitions and blended family dynamics.