You may wonder how childhood trauma affects adult relationships. Do you fear that your past shows up in your current relationship? Maybe statements like: “I don’t know how to trust, it’s not safe”, “I don’t know when to reach out, I don’t want to be a burden to anyone”, [...]
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Question:My wife feels fat and disgusting and won't have sex again until she feels good about herself. Won't exercise or stop snacking though. All she has is a little belly but feels her whole body is gross.Answer:When your partner is in a negative place or disparaging about themselves, [...]
How do you find the time in a busy life for sex and intimacy? In Episode 11 of the Busy to Balanced Podcast, I share some of the detractors of and solutions to intimacy issues in many relationships. We dive into topics such as: How to become confident in [...]
Does your partner struggle to receive a compliment? Do you struggle with accepting them? Do you dismiss compliments? When you allow yourself to take a compliment in and integrate it into your being, you participate in intimacy. A personal share… For the last couple of years, I’ve been part [...]
Wouldn’t it be great if you and your partner just got along all the time? Great fantasy! The reality? Conflict will show up even in the least expected moments. Rather than wishing conflict away, focus on doing conflict well. Successful couples are those who move through conflict maturely because conflict is inevitable. Conflict will [...]
Do you laugh at yourself? Or, do you take yourself too seriously? Laughter can be THE best medicine. A good sense of humor can strengthen your relationship with yourself and others. If you’ve ever been to therapy, you know some sessions are hard. Other sessions not so much; perhaps [...]
Your sex life doesn’t sit in a vacuum. In a long-term relationship, good sex is dependent on many things. If there is any part of you that thinks sex should “just happen” - organically, naturally, fluidly, spontaneously, at will - well, you will be sadly disappointed. I wish it [...]
Are you living in a sexless marriage? Perhaps you’re one of those couples that from the outside everything looks picture-perfect, but you carry a secret that no one knows about. You and your partner don’t touch each other, you don’t get intimate with each other, and you don’t have [...]
When you think of being attractive, what do you think of? Do you think of your body? Or, do you go within? If you're wondering how to feel beautiful and confident, stay with me. We often get caught up in the outward appearance of beauty. We’re bombarded with images through [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn more about something or get help in an area of your life, but the topic felt taboo? Perhaps even the title of this blog, How to Overcome Sexual Inhibition made you hesitate to open it. What would your coworkers think if they saw [...]