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Couples Counseling

How Do I Get My Husband to Be Less Passive?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 03.31.2015 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Many women complain about their husbands being passive, not initiating activities, laying around watching TV or clicking around on their computers, and overall not appearing to have much drive or passion.

The 9-Point Plan To Not Kill Your Partner While Pregnant

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 01.11.2015 | Parents
Samantha Rodman PhD

I commend you on owning that your annoyance may be due to your hormones and general feeling of discomfort, and not to your husband actually being annoying.  So, here is a quick plan to make you less likely to kill him.

11 Things Men Think About Sex -- And The Reality

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.09.2014 | Women
Samantha Rodman PhD

If I had a nickel for every time I heard a man say that "unlike most guys," he "really likes" to go down on women, I would have enough nickels to build a life size statue of a man going down on a woman. And then I would auction it off on eBay, because I have children, for God's sake.

The Surprising Key Element in Happy Couples

Dr. Shannon Kolakowski | Posted 10.08.2014 | Weddings
Dr. Shannon Kolakowski

What do you think accounts for those who seem madly in love, versus couples who don't make it or seem miserable together?

4 Unexpected Signs You Need Couples Counseling

Posted 03.12.2015 | OWN

What's normal in a relationship and what's a surprising signal that it's time to call in the professionals? By Ashley Nelson @media only...

A Case for Pre-Marital Counseling

Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW | Posted 06.22.2014 | Weddings
Elisabeth Joy LaMotte, LICSW

I recently had an interesting discussion with a panel of colleagues about the value of couples therapy. The question was this: "Can all couples, even those who are happily married, benefit from working with a skilled couples therapist?"

How To Keep That Honeymoon Phase Going Forever And Ever

Posted 03.26.2014 | Weddings

It's pretty common knowledge that the honeymoon phase doesn't last forever. At some point, the butterflies disappear, the passion starts to dwindle an...

Everything You Need To Know About Premarital Counseling

Posted 02.22.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide While you're planning your wedding, are you also preparing for your marriage? According to a survey published in ...

5 Signs You're Settling For Less Than You Deserve In A Relationship

Posted 02.19.2014 | Divorce

By Terry Gaspard for Are you in a romantic relationship or marriage that’s just not right but you’re not willing to risk endin...

30 Ways To Be A Better Spouse

Posted 02.18.2014 | Weddings

By Rick Clemons for Flowers, candy, and back rubs are all great gifts to give to your partner, but if you don't bring the compassion...

What To Do If You Find Yourself In A Sexless Marriage

Posted 02.16.2014 | Divorce

By Dr. Phyllis Goldberg for The longer a couple goes without being intimate, the more ambivalence they will feel. It's like a viciou...

'Help! He's More Into Sports Than He's Into Me'

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Differences in hobbies/interests can wreak havoc on a relationship. In fact, it is one of the top 10 reasons couples see me for counseling. So often I hear complaints such as: "He's more into his sports than he's into me" or "I'm tired of competing with his sports watching." The good news: it's fixable.

Happy New Year! I Bought You Some Therapy

Ryan Thomas Neace | Posted 03.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Ryan Thomas Neace

Part of change means acknowledging that your loved one has to want it, too. It can still be tricky, and somewhat akin to gifting a gym membership to someone who is overweight. Tread carefully!

Why Couples Fail At Marriage Counseling

Posted 07.13.2013 | Divorce

By Dr. Bonnie Ray Kennan for Another relationship bites the dust. It's an occupational hazard for a couples counselor, but still, it...

7 Signs You Might Need Marriage Counseling

GalTime | Posted 09.10.2013 | Weddings

Much like a new set of dishes that gets scratched from constant use, relationships can also show wear and tear over the years. So, how do you know if your marriage has hit a rough patch or it's something more serious... requiring professional help?

A Tai Chi Master Sheds Light on Couples Therapy

Dr. Denise Nagel | Posted 08.04.2013 | Healthy Living
Dr. Denise Nagel

When you are attached you can only see one angle and you believe you are seeing the whole thing. When you detach from the problem you can become grounded and can see all the angles effortlessly, no longer distorted by your fragmentary point of view.

Counseling Awareness Month Spurs Gender Discussion

Gregory G. Allen | Posted 06.08.2013 | Women
Gregory G. Allen

Pamela Milam was on to something that could spark water cooler discussion and since April is Counseling Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to talk about a few things counselors might be noticing in their couples counseling sessions.

5 Fights Every Couple Has To Have At Least Once

Posted 03.10.2015 | OWN

Therapists come clean on the fights that just about every loving couple has to confront -- and overcome -- before sailing into long-term romantic blis...

Love Bites: Couples Counseling Tips Before Valentine's Day

Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W. | Posted 12.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark O'Connell, L.C.S.W.

If you both can allow yourselves to be fully present and follow these steps, expecting "no guarantees" -- much, much easier said than done -- you'll feel closer to each other than any oysters, petit fours, or champagne would ever allow.

How To Be Your Own Couples Therapist

Lisa Firestone | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

When we take these steps of interrupting harmful behaviors in our relationship and identifying patterns from our past, we start a journey of self-discovery that can be both deeply painful and richly rewarding.

5 Signs You Need Couples Counseling

Posted 11.29.2012 | Weddings

By Drs. Evelyn and Paul Moschetta for Being happily married is not easy, and being in love is not a sure path to a happy relationshi...

Khloe Kardashian: When Do You Give An Ultimatum?

Dr. Jane Greer | Posted 01.15.2013 | Women
Dr. Jane Greer

Is it okay to give an ultimatum? When is it necessary to seek help?

The Conversation That Ended My Marriage

Penney Berryman | Posted 12.08.2012 | Divorce
Penney Berryman

The summer my husband and I slept in separate bedrooms and slipped into separate lives, I read "When Your Lover is a Liar" by Susan Forward. Based on the book, I held this conversation with my spouse at what would be our final counseling session.

How to Undo the Damage of Negativity

Maria Rodale | Posted 10.09.2012 | Healthy Living
Maria Rodale

by guest bloggers Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD, relationship therapists and authors Hurtful words in a relationship can be lik...

Wedding Burnout? Sure. Marriage Burnout? Not At All.

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 09.30.2012 | Gay Voices
Dr. Susan Corso

Sure, some of us are tired of gay weddings, and some of us are even more tired of gay parenting, but we'll never get tired of working on our marriages, just like anyone who's married. We're worth it. And so is marriage.