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Couples Therapy

Watch Matt Damon Totally Lose It During 'Couples Therapy'

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 07.29.2016 | Entertainment

Sometimes laughter is the only response to deal with the pain. We’re guessing that’s what’s happening here. Since he has a new Jason Bourne movi...

Do You And Your Spouse Both Drink? Why It Could Matter For Marital Bliss

The Huffington Post | Abigail Williams | Posted 07.21.2016 | Weddings

According to a new study, the couple that drinks together stays together. The findings, published in The Journals of Gerontology, suggests there may b...

A Woman Finds Her Voice and Loses Her Depression

Amy Begel | Posted 07.20.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

As a family and couples' therapist, I have the opportunity to work with many women who consider themselves depressed. Often these women see this as a purely personal struggle, believing they have a "chemical imbalance". They often feel burdened and alone, and responsible and/or guilty for their depression.

The Unexpected Lesson I Learned About Pleasuring My Husband

Pam Costa | Posted 07.06.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

What I really learned is that the absolute most effective way to turn on my partner is to be confident and enthusiastic. Seriously, this woman was so INTO what she was doing and so INTO her partner that it would still would have been hot if she was slathering his cock with peanut butter while reading him the federal tax code.

What A Couple On The Brink Of Divorce Looks Like

Amy Begel | Posted 06.15.2016 | Divorce
Amy Begel

One of the many pleasures of my family therapy practice is when family physician students come to my office to observe. As a long-time teacher in family medicine, I have the ongoing opportunity to share what I know about couple and family dynamics with these young family doctors-in-training.

5 Ways Babies Create Strain in a Marriage

Moshe Ratson | Posted 06.06.2016 | Parents
Moshe Ratson

The feeling that you get at the arrival of a little bundle of happiness in the family is indescribable. Whether they are grandparents, uncles and aunt...

What Your Girlfriend Wants You to Know

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Continuing in the "What Your ... Wants You to Know" series of Conversation Catalysts created to help stimulate you having positive and long overdue co...

3 Things You Need to Know Before Seeing a Relationship Therapist

Isiah McKimmie | Posted 05.19.2016 | Women
Isiah McKimmie

Last week I received an email from a new client. It read: "I saw your posts on Facebook a year ago, and I'm finally ready to come and see you..." I...

Stranger Role Play and Girl Boners

Pam Costa | Posted 05.16.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

Stepping out of the dark street and into the darker bar, I scoped out the scene. It was so weird going into a bar pretending to be a single woman. My stomach started to get butterflies as I looked at everything with new eyes. Where should I sit? What should I do?

How Partnering Deepens Your Love

Maria Rodale | Posted 05.09.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

by guest blogger Pam Fullerton, psychotherapist and writer Do you ever feel lonely in your relationship? Do you crave a deepened connection with your...

Why People Cheat

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 05.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Cheating is pervasive. I've seen it with clients over the years and it is a steady presence in the news cycle. We see it with professional athletes ...

The Question That Reveals if Divorce is Inevitable

Chris Maxwell Rose | Posted 04.28.2016 | Divorce
Chris Maxwell Rose

Let's face it: stress is one of the biggest enemies of the libido. By simultaneously slaying stress and cultivating the intimacy of affectionate touch, couples massage is a powerful technique for all couples - whether you are still deeply in love or on the brink of a divorce.

Millennials: Here's How Premarital Counseling Affects Your Future Children

Liz Higgins | Posted 04.27.2016 | Healthy Living
Liz Higgins

Why is it, then, that many young couples are still hesitant to engage in the premarital process? It is, after all, contributing to the longevity of your marriage, and to the mental and emotional health of your future children. It is, in my eyes, THE most important cause you could invest in.

What I Learned From my Summer of Masturbation

Pam Costa | Posted 04.27.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

Though we all learned pretty quickly that an orgasm a day was a tad too ambitious, we've all seen significant increases compared to last year and have been enjoying ourselves immensely. So while my 2015 "summer of masturbation" never materialized, I do have some early takeaways from my 2016 "year of orgasms."

Reasons for and Against Divorce

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 04.15.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

There are some good arguments for couples staying together, and there are a number of reasons that make a strong argument for divorce. It might be a good idea to look at what are thought to be strong arguments for and against divorce.

Can Movie Night Replace Couples Therapy?

Ellen Huerta | Posted 04.11.2016 | Women
Ellen Huerta

A little while ago we shared research that found that couples who Netflix together stay together. But can the perks of therapy be had without leaving the loveseat? According to a University of Rochester study, yes.

A Woman Betrays Her Sex and Tells Men What We Really Think About!

PJVIncent | Posted 04.06.2016 | Women

Polish the gem of love and respect, in us and you'll earn a love as solid as a diamond and a warrior that will stand in the gap for you and with you all the days of your life.

5 Secrets Of Extraordinary Couples

Valerie Kolick, MA | Posted 04.06.2016 | Weddings
Valerie Kolick, MA

Solid couples adorn themselves, their family members and each other with kindness -- leaving little room for resentment and negativity. They add more positive interactions throughout the day and support one another through gratitude, admiration and laughter!

What Do We Mean By Honesty in a Relationship?

Maria Rodale | Posted 04.05.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Maria Rodale

As always, remember that this is very hard work, so be kind to yourself, as well, in this very challenging relational work!

Who You Callin' a Sexpot?

Pam Costa | Posted 04.05.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

I recently had some girlfriends over for brunch. I hadn't seen one of them in a long time and while we were eating quiche, she looked up and said "So, how did you become such a sexpot?" I was so surprised that I choked on my mimosa.

When to Leave and When to Stay: How Do You Know When the Relationship Is Over?

Psyched in San Francisco | Posted 03.24.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Psyched in San Francisco

As a psychotherapist (and friend and colleague and daughter), I often find myself musing on this question: How does one make that decision -- to stay and fight or finally relinquish a romantic relationship?

How Group Therapy Is the Live Pitching of Psychotherapy

Robert Kuang | Posted 03.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Robert Kuang

Josh Jonas is a native of Huntington in Long Island, New York. He currently is assistant director at The Village Institute for Psychotherapy in Manhat...

A 3-Step Formula That Will Boost Your Sex Life Today

Dr. Jeff Kane | Posted 03.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Dr. Jeff Kane

Remember, the more you fertilize your relationship the greater the connection you will feel and the faster you will want to drive home after you get off work!

When Couples Fight Through Kids

Amy Begel | Posted 03.17.2016 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

Our kids closely observe the grown ups in their lives, feel the spoken and unspoken distress, and try to help.These little magical-thinkers seem to believe in their power to effect change; in my experience, they take their responsibilities seriously. Of course, lacking qualifications, their efforts usually backfire. But recognizing their cry for help is often a useful beginning.

How can I get my partner to want more sex?

Pam Costa | Posted 03.07.2016 | Women
Pam Costa

In the last year of blogging about my struggles with sex in my relationship, the responses from readers have basically boiled down to two questions......