Author Archives: Angela Winslow

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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How does co-dependence show up in relationships

11 Signs That You Are  In A Codependence Relationship The word co-dependence was first used in the 70s to describe the pattern of coping behavior in the partner or family member of an alcoholic. I like Melodie Beattie’s simple definition: … Continue reading

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Are You Getting Married But Worrying How To Avoid Divorce

Planning a Wedding Can Be a Lonely Time The summer is wedding season. If you’re not attending one over the next few weekends, you’re probably planning one of your own. With so much ceremony and meaning packed into those 24 … Continue reading

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“45 Years” A Film looks at separateness’ in marriage

I happened to see this sweet, thoughtful movie on a long plane journey titled “45 Years” It’s a story about a couple who have been married for 45 years and are weeks away from an anniversary party celebrating their marriage. … Continue reading

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Mothers and sex

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After marriage, for many women sex becomes an obligation rather than an expression of desire, love and affection. They lose track of their own desire and pleasure, and feel like sex has become “just another thing that I have to … Continue reading

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Infidelity & Texting

Texting is one way the other woman or man enters the family.

Many couples struggle with infidelity. Affairs can happen at work, in bars, at school reunions, meetings and with your phone. Texting is one way the “other woman or man” enters the family. If trust is low, couples become aware of … Continue reading

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Stop Fighting with Relational Mindfulness

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Many couples come in asking how to stop fighting. Often it’s described as a need for communication skills when it’s really that there is too much communication going on – and it’s not the listening part of the communication process! … Continue reading

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Looking at expectations

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Condensed and edited from Andrew Goldman’s interview with Rebecca Miller, Julianne Moore, Ethan Hawke and Greta Gerwig. Wall Street Journal. EH: I see people breaking up because they just have such extremely high expectations for every aspect of their life. … Continue reading

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Stuck in a no sex relationship?

Stuck in a no sex relationship? Lack of sexual desire

A good way to stay mired in a sexless relationship is keep talking about why sex is a problem and whose fault it is. Talking about why there is no sex doesn’t make people want sex. Talking about desire does … Continue reading

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