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6 Signs It Time to Break with a Friend

People come in and out of our lives. Not everyone is meant to be a bosom friend forever. And that’s okay. Sometimes a friendship serves its purpose and we hang on just because we find it hard to end it. Make new friends and keep the old, as they say. But the old don’t always deserve our undying loyalty. As…

When Sex Isn’t Fun Anymore

Pleasurable sex is an important part of a good relationship, enhancing your life and that of your partner. Many couples start out having great sex, but time can take a toll. Often, couples just accept this waning of enjoyment when they might be able to make a few changes to improve their sex life. If your sexual well-being has suffered…

When Fantasy to Him Is Icky to You

Maybe he’s got some sexual preferences that sound awful to you. Or maybe your fantasy is abhorrent to him. Everyone has different ideas about sexual pleasure. The erotic psyche is complex and seldom do two people have the same desires. What is great for him might leave you cold. Do you have an obligation to give his ideas a try?…

Break the Cycle of Stressful Relationships

Chances are good there’s someone in your life who gets under your skin. And not in a good way. Maybe you have a family member who manipulates and takes advantage of you. Or maybe your boss only cares about short-term, bottom-line results when your job requires a long-term effort. Or perhaps you have a passive-aggressive friend who goes behind your…

What Kind of Procrastinator Are You?

Most people procrastinate from time to time. It’s human nature to put off unpleasant tasks. But when you do, you spend time in a state of angst with a cloud hanging over your head. Even if you push away the thought of what you need to do, it’s still there, in the back of your mind, bothering you subconsciously. And…

Are You Too Sensitive?

If someone tells you you’re too sensitive, beware. They could be the bull in the china shop who stampedes over your feelings and then expects you not to mind. Or they could be the manipulative toxic person who is trying to control you. Or they could actually be trying to help you achieve an emotional balance that will make you…

6 Small Bad Habits to Break

Some behaviors are simply not good for your mental health. Sometimes just a few small adjustments can make a big difference in your life. You don’t always have to make a herculean effort to get yourself feeling significantly better. There may be just a few tune-ups you can make to better your mental health. Here are some behaviors you might…

Fights About Money Are About So Much More

Arguments about money are seldom just about money. They’re about values, insecurities, hopes, and dreams. They’re about what we learned about spending and saving in our original nuclear family. We inherit our attitudes about money from our parents long before we ever connect with our partner. Sometimes we’re not fully conscious of our beliefs. It’s worth exploring our underlying attitudes…

Separate or Joint Bank Accounts? Who’s Happiest?

Money may not be the root of all evil, but it certainly is the root of many arguments. On top of that, if you argue with your spouse about money, chances are your relationship will suffer. Of course, if you are constantly under financial constraints, that’s tough on any relationship. So making enough money to live comfortably is important to…

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