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Why people risk all for an affair

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I work a lot with couples who are recovering from an infidelity. Inevitably the question comes up “How could he/she risk all that we’ve built together for an affair?” Many therapists immediately turn to the marriage/relationship for reasons to explain … Continue reading

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Codependence 101

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Codependence in couple relationships is a favorite topic of mine. It is one of the most common, unhealthy relationship patterns and underlies both major and minor struggles in the relationship. It is also at the heart of parental struggles to … Continue reading

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Esther Perel on avoiding Kitchen Sinking during arguments

I recently ran across a blogpost by Esther Perel on how to avoid ‘Kitchen-Sinking’ during arguments. Esther is a brilliant therapist and I am familiar with her work on sex and power in relationships. It was wonderful to find her … Continue reading

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Research On Divorce Effects

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Sometimes individuals who are contemplating divorce come in to get perspective on whether taking this step is reasonable for themselves and their children. There is a great amount of research on divorce and children, all pointing to the same stubborn … Continue reading

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You Talk About Everything—Except Your Sex Life

Sex problems in a relationship are more common than you’re thinking. You’re nestled in separate corners of the sofa at the end of another relentless day, binge-watching “Ladies of London” (which he likes more than you, but he’ll never admit … Continue reading

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When Porn Comes Between a Marriage

Recovering from a porn addiction together How fast porn can consume us. It’s like a skinny little flame finally finding its way into a big pile of drought-dry kindling. A couple months ago, you pulled up a site, so unassuming. … Continue reading

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Nurturing squashes desire

What is the difference between love and desire? Love and desire relate and conflict. Love is: When you care, worry, feel responsible for someone. You want to minimize threats, reduce the distance, and nurture them. Desire is: an expression of … Continue reading

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Wordless Connecting

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Many young couples especially those with small children struggle to maintain closeness- and no wonder! The priority is taking care of the kids as it should be. Often whoever comes home last for work is faced with a tussle of … Continue reading

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How To Save Your Marriage In 3 Hours

How to Save Your Marriage in 3 Hours

Saving your marriage doesn’t require long-term treatment. What brought you here were tiny fissures in your relationship that gradually spread into cracks. They formed so subtly, grew so slowly that they were almost imperceptible. But they’re obvious now. You haven’t … Continue reading

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How Love Can Kill Desire

What is the difference between love and desire?

What is the difference between love and desire? So many couples come in with stale sex and relationship boredom – they feel ample love but desire has suffered. The reason for this is that love and desire conflict. “Love is … Continue reading

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