People bring this problem to me regularly. Recently a mother of two small children called me. She said that her husband walked out and filed for divorce after she objected to his decision to get the … [Read more...] about What Happens in a Marriage When Partners Make Unilateral Decisions Which Affect The Spouse?
You are fighting all the time and you don't stop. Your partner is lying and you know it but the lying continues. You are living with alcohol and/or drug abuse or violence. You make requests that go … [Read more...] about How Do You Know When It’s Time to Get Marriage Counseling and Who Do You Pick?
To begin with, love and cheating have nothing to do with each other. Foolish men who don't feel good enough and angry women do it. Dr. Frank Pittman, in his book, Private Lies says, "infidelity is … [Read more...] about If My Partner Cheats On Me Does That Mean I Failed In The Marriage?
My practice is probably 60% about people recovering from infidelity. No one is getting divorced. Prospective clients ask me this question all the time. I answer, "it depends." Infidelity … [Read more...] about What Are The Odds Of A Marriage Surviving Infidelity?
I see people all the time who tell me they aren't happy. This is even more prevalent since all the confinement due to the virus. People are unhappy with their marriages. They are married to partners … [Read more...] about Can I Be Happy if I just do what I Feel Like Doing?
To answer a question like this that is frequently posed to me we first must understand the reason(s) for lack of intimacy. Esther Perel describes intimacy as "in to me see." It is the ability and … [Read more...] about How To Fix Intimacy Problems in a Marriage
This was the question that my latest new client posed. Elizabeth explained that she had had enough. The straw that broke the camel's back ( not really such a straw) occurred when her mom became … [Read more...] about How Do I Connect With An Emotionally Absent Spouse?
Many people-more women than men, believe that to have sexual intimacy there must be emotional intimacy. This is not always the case. Some people actually use sexual intimacy to improve the … [Read more...] about How To Overcome Intimacy Issues in a Marriage
Emotional neglect in a marriage can be seen as anything the affected partner says that it is. It works in the same fashion as, to quote Dr Frank Pittman in his first book, Private Lies, (infidelity is … [Read more...] about What Is Emotional Neglect in a Marriage?
We are living in a new age in this country. People used to discuss their political differences openly. Now, these differences have become highly emotional. Friends and family members have become … [Read more...] about Can Political Differences Ruin a Marriage?