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A Surprise Lesson From My Relationship

Chris Tompkins | Posted 02.14.2017 | Queer Voices
Chris Tompkins

Thank you for all you've brought to my life, Awareness. I'm truly grateful for what you've shown me and help me change.

Some Couples Invest in Their Future in Ways Other Than a Diamond Ring

Nathaniel Sillin | Posted 01.18.2017 | Weddings
Nathaniel Sillin

What does an engagement ring look like? For many people, my wife included, the answer is a diamond ring. While that's a concept that didn't became wid...

How Many Diapers You Change Could Tell A Lot About Your Sex Life

Greater Good Science Center | Posted 01.03.2017 | Parents
Greater Good Science Center

By Erica Reischer A common complaint of couples that come to my office for counseling after becoming parents is a lackluster sex life, typically a ...

These 3 Stories Are All-Too-Relatable If You Share A Bed With Someone

Katy Osborne | Posted 12.22.2016 | Healthy Living

Sleeping with someone (and we do mean sleeping) can be, well, a challenge. Oftentimes it’s hard-fought compromise: you’re too hot, he’s too cold...

He Cheated, And I Married Him Anyways

Joey Schleicher | Posted 12.16.2016 | Women
Joey Schleicher

There it is. The ugly truth in black and white. That elephant in the room I am trying to let go and forgive him for daily. He cheated.

What Couples Therapy IS, And What It Is NOT

Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC | Posted 11.30.2016 | Divorce
Dr. Nikki Martinez, Psy.D., LCPC

The most important component to a successful experience in couple's therapy is when two people both willingly enter the process, and are both working towards a mutual goal of repairing their relationship.

8 Gross Things Every Couple Does When No One's Watching

The Huffington Post | Brittany Wong | Posted 11.28.2016 | Divorce

Real love isn’t always pretty ― and sometimes, it’s just plain gross. As the BuzzFeed video above points out, couples who are comfortably in lo...

Think Children Will Save Your Relationship? Think Again

April McCormick | Posted 11.29.2016 | Divorce
April McCormick

During that first year, we were working partners. This sad cycle carried on for at least a year before I started to realize how far apart my husband and I had grown.

'I Can't Bring Myself To Empathize With My Wife'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 11.21.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Here's my question: I find myself -- sometimes reflexively -- angry and resentful to the point that I have difficulty doing the things you suggest, i.e. empathetic and validating responses. A quite literal physical response.

Preview 2: Conscious Coupling at the Denver Film Festival

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Opening the 39th Denver Film Festival with the red carpet presentation of La La Land on Wednesday (8 p.m., Nov. 2) will allow film geeks the chance to...

Denver Film Festival Preview: Welcome to the La La Land of Opportunity

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.02.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Tracy and Hepburn. Bogie and Bergman. Fred and Ginger. Liz and Dick. Butch and Sundance. Thelma and Louise. Sebastian and Mia? Finding the rare per...

Pursuers And Distancers: One Email From 52 Emails To Transform Your Marriage

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 10.28.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

If you find yourself thinking that your partner is an extreme pursuer or distancer, but you're not as extreme, look more carefully at yourself. It is highly unlikely to be the case. Extreme pursuers and distancers tend to find one another, and neither generally feels a spark with people who are in the middle of the spectrum.

Worlds Apart: Maintaining Personal Relationships As Political Opposites

Derek Flood | Posted 10.24.2016 | Healthy Living
Derek Flood

This election cycle has been characterized by an unprecedented amount of polarizing discourse and outright hostility. There are strong feelings of ala...

The Problem With "The Nice Guy"

Amy Begel | Posted 10.20.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

One fascinating aspect of my work as a couples/ family therapist is that it gives me an intimate view into the current cultural dynamics of couples. For the last twenty or so years, over half the couples I see contain the "nice guy" with his frustrated wife.

Be Kind To Your-Bed Sharing Partner: Eight Suggestions

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

There are a million different things you could do to be kind, and you are possibly the world's expert on what your partner would consider kind. But here are eight suggestions. Possibly they will just reinforce what you already know, or maybe they will give you fresh ideas of things to try.

Moving In Together: It’s Not Always 50/50

Natasha Koifman | Posted 10.25.2016 | Weddings
Natasha Koifman

Some couples make a very conscious decision to move in together with lots of discussion, negotiation and planning before the big “move in” day. Th...

It's Okay To Sleep Apart

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 09.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

hey want desperately to get a better night's sleep. And they think things would be much better if they slept apart from their partners. But they are also afraid of what sleeping apart might cost them. So they keep on sharing a bed, hoping that tonight will be much better. But usually it is not.

3 Basic Choices To Empower Our Relationships

Mario & Diane Cloutier | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living
Mario & Diane Cloutier

When it comes to our relationships, we seriously think that we have to be very cautious about the subtle effects of the "endless choices society" we live in. We think it's time for all of us to make basic choices that will empower the relationships we cherish.

Watch These 3 Couples Get Super Candid About Bedtime

Brittany Nims | Posted 09.19.2016 | Healthy Living

Bedroom quirks: every couple has them. (No, not that kind!) She hogs the covers; he snores like a freight train; you both prefer to take cuddling off ...

Sting And His Wife Are Still In The Honeymoon Phase 24 Years Later

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 09.16.2016 | Fifty

We’ve been rocking out to Sting’s music for ages but in a sweet interview, the singer revealed the one thing that rocks his world. “Somebody sa...

There’s A Scientific Reason That Doing The Deed Makes You Sleepy

Katy Osborne | Posted 09.15.2016 | Healthy Living

Your partner is out like a light after a roll in the hay. Biology, not chemistry, may well be to blame. There are lesser-known “love hormones” ―...

Couples Reveal Their Fondest Memories Together, And It Gets Emotional

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.09.2016 | Weddings

It’s not often that couples sit down face-to-face and candidly share their most intimate feelings. Six couples ― some that are dating and others ...

When One Bed Partner Is Trying To Read And The Other Is Trying To Sleep

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 09.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

In some couples I interviewed for my Two in a Bed book, both partners often read in their shared bed before going to sleep. But it was more common for only one partner to read in bed before falling asleep, and in that there could be problems.

The "Needy Woman"/Detached Guy Couple: It's Not What It Seems

Amy Begel | Posted 09.06.2016 | Women
Amy Begel

It was hard to guage the state of Nora and Charles' relationship when they first sat down on the couch. ( An initial glimpse into a couple's energy often says a lot about where things are at). I hadn't seen them for several months due to traveling and other scheduling issues.

Elderly Married Couple Committed to Dressing Exactly Alike

The Cut | Posted 09.01.2016 | Style
The Cut

(Photo: Courtesy of Twitter/AnthonyGargiula) By Gabriella Paiella Research already shows that long-time married couples become biologically alike, b...