Q. My wife and I are both in our 60's. She has no interest in sex or romance. We haven't been romantically involved in years. I have considered having relations outside of the marriage and have even discussed this with her. I'd like to stay married and [...]
As CEO of The Center for Intimate Relationships, I have experienced a whirlwind of events in the last few weeks! So many good, juicy developments in the works for you, I cannot wait to share as these programs unfold! But more on that in a future blog post. Readers have been [...]
Q. I’ve felt lonely in my marriage for a while. I’ve told my husband that I need to feel connected, that we need to do things together. Share an interest, go for a walk, talk, etc. I’ve told him for years that I need more than a buddy or [...]
Q. I am not able to let go of my husband's affair. What will it take to move on and really let go? A. This is probably one of the most popular questions I get asked when meeting with couples who want to heal from an affair. For most [...]
A reader recently criticized my article posted on Goodtherapy.org, Could Your Marriage Survive an Affair? back in November 2014. She began her response with: I resent this article so much that I would rip it up if it were actual paper. I am so tired of people who have never been [...]
I am not an advocate for infidelity. Infidelity can cause permanent injury to a loving relationship (yes, a loving one). It usually results in devastation, upheaval and deep trauma. All members involved are victims of the affair – the betrayer, their affair partner(s), the betrayed and sometimes children. Many of [...]
How timely was it that as Goodtherapy.org published my article on infidelity, Ashley Madison released the names of the "cheaters" from their database? The article has received many shares for which I am grateful. Infidelity is one of the most devastating experiences for couples and some of the most challenging work for [...]
A website reader recently asked me a question through my Q&A page, "What to do with husband who wants to claim independence by having friends of the opposite sex, yet serially gets caught in emotional affairs?" Click here to read my response and to learn about emotional affairs.
Q. What to do with husband who wants to claim independence by having friends of the opposite sex, yet serially gets caught in emotional affairs? A. You raise an important subject that many spouses like yourself deal with. Access to the internet has increased affair statistics, where emotional connection is as [...]
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?"