When Negative Reactions Take Over

Over time, relationships evolve and change. Resentments can build up, sometimes unbeknownst to one partner or the other. For example, maybe early in your relationship, still unsure of your partner’s boundaries and desires, you let slip something personal to a friend...

Sorry, But Not Sorry

Has anyone has ever apologized to you by saying, “I’m sorry you feel that way,” or some variation like, “Gee, it’s too bad you feel like that.”   Before you feel tempted to accept this non-apology apology, know that it’s hogwash. In fact, it’s worse than hogwash...

Little Things Make Great Relationships

Yes, you want your partner to be good looking, to be strong and smart and whatever else is on your list. But there is one, more subtle factor, that is significantly important. And that is the ability to recognize your strengths and weaknesses. And when they see you...

Come On, Get Happy!

  Especially during the last couple years of pandemic stress, happiness can seem elusive. You’ll be happy sometime in the future. You’ll be happy when you can travel when you can get back to the office when you can go to a concert. You’ll be happy when you meet...

Lucky in Love? Or Do You Make Your Own Luck?

Maybe you’re lucky enough to fall in love and experience those early stages of can’t-get-enough-of-you love. But eventually, that intensity wears off and you settle into the reality of that relationship. You and your partner bring a lifetime of baggage that may...