It depends. People respond to a partner’s affair in different ways, depending on personal values. Some may respond by immediately leaving the relationship without looking back. Some may believe in the concept of working through adversity together and seeing if they can make it through as a stronger couple. Some may believe that the family … More Can a Relationship Survive an Affair?
When we take a moment to notice how we manage our day-to-day, moment-to-moment moods within our relationships, it’s interesting to see that the first communication of a bad mood is usually already too late to prevent conflict. How often does your partner snap at you (or vice versa), with that moment being the first realization … More Relationships: The Mood Alert
In order to make improvements in our relationships, it’s necessary to figure out what’s not working well… and in order to figure out what’s not working well, we first have to recognize the signs of trouble (the symptoms that suggest there is an underlying issue). There are certain more obvious cues that suggest something is … More 6 Signs Your Marriage May Be in Trouble
What qualities do you look for in a partner? Charming, sweet, good smile, sexy, smart, good to their family and so on? So many people look for similar qualities in a partner, but it’s common to see people in relationships where their partner can be hurtful, neglectful, disrespectful, or downright mean at times. How did … More What Attracts Us to Bad Relationships?
It’s amazing the benefits something as simple as a Dry Erase Board can bring to a relationship. A very common complaint couples bring into therapy is how forgetful the other is when it comes to daily schedule, or necessities that need to be picked up, etc. These often serve as the catalyst for significant arguments … More Technique of the Week: The Dry Erase Board
Have you ever had one of those days where it’s clear that your relationship is more aggravating than soothing? Every relationship has its share of frustrating days. An occasional bad day is expected and normal in any relationship. Only when the negatives begin to outweigh the positives is it time to become concerned. Dr. John … More Relationships: Oh, Just a Bad Day…
There’s nothing quite like being single and looking, is there? It is one of the most frustrating situations a person can face. How many times do we want to lash out in anger when a person in a relationship tells us “it will all work out”? And we just want to scream, “No it won’t! … More I’m Single…Please Help Me!