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 [...]
Infidelity can rip a marriage apart. But not all marriages end. For the couples who emerge stronger and closer, we must ask: What are these couples doing right? If you want to know, check out my latest article as a Topic Expert for Goodtherapy.org, "Could Your Marriage Survive An Affair?"
I would love to say that therapy saves all relationships from separation. It does not. Some couples soar through the process reaching high levels of satisfaction, others settle for the status quo and still others decide to call it quits. If you have both decided that it's time to end [...]
On a show called Story Corp of National Public Radio, a mother shared her life story of how her young adult son was shot and killed by another male. As her narrative unfolded, she spoke of her incredibly deep sorrow. She attended the court hearings daily in an attempt to [...]