December 9, 2019

Occasionally I will get a couple in my office that have a particular problem. I also happened to get an email about this problem so thought I would address it with a video. Let me briefly describe it. You or your partner go to work every week. During this time at work...

November 18, 2019

Have you ever heard the phrase "facts don't care about your feelings."? It's often used as a way to insult someone when they talk about feelings during an argument. The problem with that statement is that it demeans the other person because they are having feelings be...

September 16, 2019

     

I have to be honest with you. I’m pretty upset right now. I don’t want to be mad, but it’s really hard to be anything else. I’ve just been reading about a fellow clinician and a pastor of a mega church taking their lives in the last week. These fathers l...

August 5, 2019

When I ask a couple what they love about each other, I get a variety of answers. When I ask a couple what their biggest challenge is, it usually comes down to one or two things. It’s either communication or lack of emotional intimacy. While these are both important thi...

November 12, 2018

Destructive communication erodes self-esteem and harms relationships. Such communication patterns may be destructive, but, sadly, plenty of people fall into the trap of indulging in them. If you and your relationship partners follow these rules and steer clear of the t...

February 19, 2018

      

People are often looking for ways to stay connected with their significant others. In the search for the right formula, they often overlook simple things to make their relationships better. Sometimes the less complicated something is the...

March 20, 2017

     I often talk with couples about what brings them together. One answer that often comes up relates to physical attraction. Some people say that physical attraction is a shallow reason for a couple to like one another. I agree that if that was the only reason a coup...

July 21, 2016

    

We all run across people in our lives that focus on more negative things than positive. Sometimes these people are so toxic in how they behave it’s often best to avoid them.

I recently had a conversation with a family member where they pointed out th...

January 16, 2016

When you get married you are instantly propelled into a relationship that can sometimes be wonderful, but for many brides is horrible. What is it? It’s the mother-in-law relationship. Over and over people don’t seem to understand why this relationship can be one of the...

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