How To Have a Successful Relationship: 9 Do’s and Don’ts

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I have come to believe that there are certain qualities in most good relationships. Having these qualities doesn’t guarantee that your relationship will stand the test of time, but these can be a good yardstick for measuring the authenticity (and … Read More

7 Common Communication Mistakes Couples Often Make and Some Solutions

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Communication is one of the most common reasons couples end up in a therapist’s office. Good communication is a vital part of a good marriage, and it plays a big part in keeping relationships together. On the reverse side, poor … Read More

5 Things You May Be Doing That Can Ruin A Romance

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Some of you may remember the song “McArthur Park” from the psychedelic 1960s and redone again in 1978 by Donna Summer. It was written by Jimmy Webb and originally sung by Richard Harris. The singer tells the listeners that he … Read More

Some Marriages Can’t Be Fixed – Create A New One

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This title sounds weird, doesn’t it? Especially coming from a marriage counselor. Often clients call on me to save their marriage and fix what is wrong. It occurred to me that using that word, fix, is about as productive as … Read More

Keeping The Love Alive – Never Stop Dating Each Other

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Are you still in love? Are you still actively dating your partner? Often, I hear from my counseling clients that they love their spouse but are not “in love.” Such sad statements are becoming more prevalent. I then ask them … Read More

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