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Couples & Relationships

No Longer Wanting to Die (excerpt from New York Times)
June 5, 2015

No Longer Wanting to Die By Will Lippinscott New York Times – May 16, 2015 After decades of therapy and in patient hospitalization, Mr. Lippincott describes his experience of being suicidal and how dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) gave him...

After “I Do”
March 19, 2015

Whether you’ve been married 5 months or 25 years, every couple has its disagreements and conflicts. Merging two different personalities is no easy task. From finances and in-laws to communication and sex, there are hurdles every couple has to...

Love Is In The Air
February 10, 2015

Valentine’s Day is upon us. Regardless of how you feel about the holiday, in one way or another, it brings our thoughts towards love. Whether you’ve been together for one month or 40 years, everyone wants to love and...

Reaching Out to Estranged Family Members
December 17, 2014

Relationships of all kinds are messy. In a friendship or a dating relationship, we simply “break up”. It’s painful but since we have rarely have to see the person, it’s easier to move on. In families, this looks completely...

4 Dangerous Communication Patterns
November 20, 2014

(That Likely Indicate a Need for Couples Counseling.) Arguments happen in all marriages, in fact, they are necessary.  Conflicts often arise because of financial stresses, parenting issues and misunderstandings. Couples must face these daily disagreements in order to operate and function effectively.  However, there...

Discernment Counseling for Couples on the Brink of Divorce
December 23, 2013

A common scenario in marriage therapy is what has been termed the “mixed agenda couple:” one partner desperately wants to work on and save the marriage, while the other partner is ready to call it quits and file for...

It’s Staring Back at You
October 25, 2012

“What we do in life echoes in eternity!” This declaration, made by the character General Maximus Decimus Meridius, is intensely depicted in the motion picture Gladiator (2000).  I have watched this movie over and over and I am still...

Stuck On Wide Open: The Hidden Dangers of Emotional Dysregulation
May 2, 2012

Emotional regulation, or the ability to manage one’s emotions, is perhaps the most dramatically visible and the prototypical feature of human personality. Many people appear to be mostly in command of their emotions at critical moments, while others appear...

Engagement – NOT The Ring-Giving Kind!
September 17, 2011

When we hear the word “engagement” in the context of a marriage relationship, we usually think about that memorable occassion where a guy gives a girl a ring to start the whole matrimonial process!  But what happens when the...

Getting a Divorce? Helpful Tips and Guidelines to Assist Your Kids
March 31, 2011

There can be such upheaval, emotional and physical, during the process of divorce for all family members. Here are some tips to assist your family and your kids, as you process and adjust to your new reality, and work...