SAD During the Holiday Season?

My daughter caught me by surprise recently with an interesting mental health, self-diagnosis.  “Mom, I think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder.” She explained that she had noticed her mood ...

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Attachment and "Communication Issues"

Many couples experience challenges that they call “communication problems.” What I have found is that every couple describes the essence of their communication problems differently.  When a new ...
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Connection Ritual for Couples

If you find yourself feeling disconnected from your partner and longing to know what’s going on inside for them, a connection ritual can help. There are many reasons we miss each other day to ...
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Making It Last

The other day, my husband and I were watching TV, the NBA Finals if I’m not mistaken, and a commercial for a new show came on. The show was called The Proposal; the tagline? “A love story in 1 ...
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Is Sexuality Fluid?

We are living in a society that is more open to things than ever before. Men are physically changing into women and women into men. Black and white answers, regarding sexuality, no longer exist ...
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Turning Toward Your Partner

Turning towards your partner in times of conflict, or stress for comfort and support is a key factor in maintaining closeness and a secure bond in relationships. When things get tough in a ...

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The Mates We Choose...

In response to a commenter on a recent blog, I’d like to explore the notion of choosing the same “bad for me” mate. 
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Attachment for Grown Ups

In my work, I talk about attachment, emotions and how they affect relationships.  My clients regularly tell me that they are unfamiliar with the term attachment or the definition they have is ...
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Feel... Deeply

Recently, I went onto Facebook to catch up on pop culture and check in with people I rarely speak to in “real” life.  I ended up focused more on the many video segments posted by friends showing ...

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How shame interferes with relationships...

Many believe the differences between guilt and shame are minor.  Some will even use the words interchangeably.  Though the definitions may be close and the distinctions in the written form seem ...
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