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Money money money money!

If you are married and have money fights, you are normal. In marriages money is either the best or the worst area of communication. I have found that coaching couples in session to communicate more clearly about their points of … Continue reading

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The myth of the blended family

There are many challenges to being a stepparent. Many times a stepfather is frustrated at the limitations to his authority in his own house regarding the stepchildren he helps parent and often there are tensions regarding the exhusband’s need for … Continue reading

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Love means never having to say you’re sorry?

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39384763/from/toolbar Sorry! Study shows why women apologize more It’s not that men are reluctant to admit wrongdoing, the study shows. It’s just that they have a higher threshold for what they think warrants reparation.

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Hypersexuality

Many couples present in my office for therapy when one partner’s sexual behavior outside the relationship rises to the standard of what has become known as “sex addiction”. This is a link to an article by a colleague, Robert Weiss, at the … Continue reading

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Hop on Pop! Sex and New Parents

Often sex dwindles after a child is born. It’s difficult to feel sexy and sleep deprived at the same time. But another component of the drop in interest in sex for mothers is that the child is a source of … Continue reading

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Getting to that Empty Nest

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/magazine/22Adulthood-t.html?_r=1&emc=eta1 One of the most challenging tasks of parenting is to launch a child post 18 years old into autonomous adulthood. This becomes a stressful issue in marriages when parents disagree on the level of support and expectations and when adult … Continue reading

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Summer Reading

“He’s Just Not That Into You!”A classic book co-written by Greg Behrendt and Liz Tucillo about how women overinterpret men’s actions instead of take them at face value.  A must read for the single woman. And yes it is better than the … Continue reading

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Vive la difference!

I recently attended a two day workshop entitled Understanding Men, Celebrating Women. It was facilitated by Alison Armstrong the creator of an organization called Pax which offers a number of workshops with the goal of helping men and women understand … Continue reading

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Secrecy – the intimacy basher

Walls go up when secrets are kept. Have you ever known about a surprise party for a friend and reminded yourself mentally to watch what you say so you don’t blow it? You must internally restrict your natural impulses instead … Continue reading

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Turning toward vs. turning away

I listened to a teleconference recently with John Gottman, renowned author, researcher and therapist specializing in marriage. The topic was building trust. Lots of good stuff. One question I had for him at the end was to elaborate on his … Continue reading

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