Power in your family

Power in your family

Last week, you and your partner discussed the members of your respective families. Now it’s time to dig a little deeper. Power in Your Family After discussing the members of your nuclear family, it is important to think about how your family handled power. Every...
Honey, can we talk?

Honey, can we talk?

Throughout my writings, I have discussed how people get stuck in a cycle of avoiding sex and why that happens. I have also offered some tools to make communicating with your partner easier. But sometimes just beginning the conversation is the hardest part. Broaching...
Empathize first

Empathize first

In last week’s blog, I discussed ways to improve your communication with your partner. But good communication does not end with starting the conversation. It is equally important to know how to deal with difficult conversations, instances where one or both of you is...
Communicaton is the gateway to intimacy

Communicaton is the gateway to intimacy

Unfortunately, many couples struggle to communicate. They either fail to discuss issues of importance at all or hide behind manipulative questions and misrepresentation. When I work with clients struggling with communication, I generally offer three pieces of advice:...