After an Affair: 5 Musts for Marriage Repair

When an affair rocks the security of your marriage, it can be a disaster. Emotions like anger, denial, confusion, betrayal and bitterness can, in an instant, replace what you may have thought to be a loving relationship. The damage is undeniable. Much...

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Power Play: What to Do About Inequality in Your Relationship

Some relationships reflect differences in expression, ability, or effort. It’s possible to view these differences just as brief chapters in your larger, mutually loving story. However, there are other relationships which remain unbalanced for too long and aren’t fair; ever. In those...

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How to Maximize Small Gestures and Fleeting Moments in Your Marriage

Blow me a kiss from across the room Say I look nice when I'm not Touch my hair as you pass my chair Little things mean a lot Give me your arm as we cross the street Call me...

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Sex Therapy for Sex Addiction

Almost everyone was exposed to the Tiger Woods sex addiction scandal back in 2009. That amazing example of a media circus brought our attention to the fact that yet another well-known sex addicted celebrity had been unfaithful to his...

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Reality Check, The Distressing Truth About Divorce

Couples often come to my office for counseling when they are just about at the end of their patience with each other. They have either been arguing uncontrollably, been distant and avoidant or perhaps just tired and bored with their...

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Men, Sex, Midlife Crisis and Male Menopause

Midlife is a normal developmental stage that all men get to experience. It is at this time, somewhere between 40-55 years of age, that both psychological as well as physiological changes take place. It is often at this time that a...

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Affairs, Cheating and Infidelity: Truth and Myths

The Reality of Infidelity You can either be shocked by an infidelity, become devastated and make hasty decisions about what to do or try to understand why it happened and learn from it. Although it is obviously very difficult for the...

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Why Do People Cheat and Have Affairs?

Infidelity…unfaithfulness... cheating.  Most people can immediately relate to the meaning of any of those terms. Essentially they mean that a partner or spouse is having or has had an affair. An affair can be sexual or emotional. It is a...

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How to Cope After Discovering an Affair

You have learned that your partner has had an affair. It is a hurt unlike any you have ever experienced. How do you handle it? The Beginning Once an affair has been discovered, the aftermath can be very ugly. If there...

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