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?
It is very difficult to live with someone who is depressed. Knowing the cause of the depression makes it somewhat easier. Living with someone who is chronically unhappy makes the whole family … [Read more...] about How Do I Manage When My Spouse Is Depressed?
I just received a call from a woman seeking “marriage counseling.” I asked, as I always do, “how did you decide to call me”? She responded as many people do. “I’m just going down the list to see who … [Read more...] about What Does Marriage Counseling Consist Of?
Failing To Make Emotional Contact When Dating Real communication is important but can be difficult to master. This is why, without it, some people circle the dating world forever without ever getting … [Read more...] about Why Some People Fail To Make Emotional Contact In Dating
I am asked all the time what the success rate in my office is when the presenting problem is infidelity. The answer is 100 percent. It is also 100 percent for the other problems that people bring. … [Read more...] about How To Repair a Marriage After Infidelity
Sometimes people call me to ask for marriage counseling and explain that their partner is not interested in help or in saving the marriage. Often these people have children who are still at home. How … [Read more...] about How To Save A Marriage If Only One Is Trying
Many people believe that marriage is about loving. They ask themselves, "am I still in love with my partner?", if the answer comes back in the negative, a divorce may be in the making. In fact, … [Read more...] about Can My Marriage Be Saved? I say YES!!!!
Ed Friedman, a family therapist and well known religious leader, now deceased, was known to say, the people who date and the people who marry bear no resemblance to each other. The best it is going to … [Read more...] about When Couples Keep Fighting Before Marriage. Is It Still A Good Idea To Get Married?
I am asked all the time if couples therapy is effective, I respond easily, ‘ Most definitely!’ However, at least two ingredients must be present. 1) The person providing the help must understand how … [Read more...] about Is Couples Therapy Effective?