Sometimes, I love the fresh start of the New Year. I’ve even noticed that on certain years, I've felt eager to see the previous year go. Have you been there too? This fall, I’ve been more thoughtful about preparing for next year than ever before. It’s felt good to reflect [...]
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Sexual harassment has become a focus of conversation amongst some couples in our therapy office. The recent scandals involving Matt Lauer, Al Franken, Roy Moore, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein and more have left many women and men sickened, disheartened and angry at these men’s abuse of power. Women find themselves either [...]
I texted my spouse this morning. Here’s what I wrote verbatim: “Feeling very aware of today. It was the day my mom confirmed her decision by not going to dialysis. Yesterday was the day you went to the hospital to help her make her decision. Tonight is her last meal. [...]
I found the perfect gift, not just for my partner, but for our marriage! In September, I bought this product as an anniversary gift for my spouse and we have had SO much fun with it! This gift helped us bring date night back on the calendar and the reward [...]
Question: Do you work with open relationships? Answer: Yes we offer therapy for open relationships! Click HERE to see our video response. This video is for educational purposes only. This video is not intended to be psychotherapy or a replacement for psychotherapy. We work with all types of couples, partnerships and [...]
Couples experience excessive amounts of stress. I’m not talking about relationship stress. I mean regular, every day stress. They tell me how busy they are and all the reasons why they feel disconnected with each other. The problem is, their busyness is chronic. One client said, “We are crazy busy all of the time”. [...]
A friend of mine recently said to me, "Boy, you guys just don't get a break!". She referred to the stressors my spouse and I have been managing almost steadily for the past three years. I could choose to agree with her but the truth is: I never, ever think that [...]
Do you fear intimate love? You're not the only one. We all want deep connection. Sometimes we even crave it. Yet, we find ways to block or ignore intimate moments. Want some examples? Staying single. Spending more time on tech than with our partners. Sustaining chronic conflict. Living in a sexless marriage. I could [...]
Ever wonder why you don't accept your partner's apology? Or why your partner is still upset with you after you apologize? What went wrong? Back in June, I published "Apologizing With Intention: 4 Reasons Your Apology Didn't Work" for Goodtherapy.org, addressing this very issue. In fact, the apology gone "wrong” happened right [...]
Q. My husband and I have been married almost 12 years and have 4 very young kids. We are best friends and have been since we met. Recently, my husband lost a significant amount of weight and became overall more healthy which I loved. But he also [...]