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  • [Read Article] It's the little things: Everyday gratitude as a booster shot for romantic relationships

    Our busy lives sometimes feel like they are spinning out of control, and we lose track of the little things we can do to add meaning to our lives and make our loved ones feel appreciated. A new article in Personal Relationships points the way to the m

    Published: Thu June 17, 2010

  • [Read Article] A Simple Exercise to Increase Trust in Yourself

    Instead of developing mistrust only for the person who hurt us, we often begin to be suspicious of every person from that point on. Out of protection to avoid getting hurt again, we carry our unpleasant memories of that original person with us and dis

    Published: Wed January 27, 2010

  • [Read Article] What to do if your Spouse Won't go to Counseling

    The scenario of one spouse recognizing that therapy might be useful to look at a troubled relationship while the other is resistant has several possible explanations.

    Published: Tue April 12, 2011

  • [Read Article] Why Karen Could Not Lose Weight

    Karen was a 46 year old overweight woman. She had been overweight for as long as she could remember. She had read every diet book and tried every diet in the market for decades with no result. South Beach, Atkins, Jenny Craig, Vegetarian, Dissociate

    Published: Thu January 28, 2010

  • [Read Article] Why Men and Women Cheat

    Affairs: Why Men and Women Cheat Dora said, “I thought we had a good marriage. I don’t understand why he had an affair.” Jacky said, “I know we haven’t been spending much time together recently because of work and the kids, but I’m shoc

    Published: Mon September 05, 2011

  • [Read Article] Falling in Love

    Being in love is that time in which we idealize the other person. We see in them the person we want them to be, not the person they really are. This occurs partly because people fall in love before they really know each other. We project onto the othe

    Published: Mon February 01, 2010

  • [Read Article] NICE Men vs. DRACULAS-Women want DRACULAS, not just NICE men!

    I really enjoy working with couples. It’s fulfilling and challenging to help couples make needed changes that bring more connection in their lives. Much of the challenge, however, is that the dynamics within a relationship change as often as sand

    Published: Thu January 14, 2010

  • [Read Article] Recognizing Child Sexual Predators, Protecting Your Children

    Child sexual abuse is a significant problem in our society. Many studies have estimated that an alarming 12 to 25% of girls and 8 to 10% of boys experience some form of sexual abuse prior to the age of 18 years. Other studies have suggested that these

    Published: Fri January 15, 2010

  • [Read Article] Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

    Emphasizes the role of thinking in how we feel and what we do. CBT stresses the fact that thoughts, rather than people or events, cause our negative feelings. CBT is a structured collaboration between therapist and client and ofter call for homewo

    Published: Mon July 06, 2009

  • [Read Article] Is It Selfish To Want to Be Happier?

    Every now and then, in the midst of the headlong thrust into the next thing on our schedule, we all take a deep breath and pause for a moment of reflection. Ahh...What comes up? If we are honest with ourselves it’s probably a familiar yearning. "I

    Published: Mon July 06, 2009