Travel Tips While Traveling on Business

I spent the first part of my summer traveling almost every week. I started in mid-May and traveled consecutive weeks all the way into mid-June. It was tough being away from family for so many stretches at a time, but Chris helping more on the home front, along with a few summer camps for the … Continue reading Travel Tips While Traveling on Business

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Is More Sex Always Better?

Source: Public Domain Pictures According to a global survey by Durex, American adults ages 16-45 have sex 138 times per year on average, more sex than people in nearly every other country they surveyed (except France). Some therapists and self-help books encourage people to “kickstart” their relationship by having daily sex. But is more always better? Maybe … Continue reading Is More Sex Always Better?

What’s the Right Thing to Say When Someone is Grieving?

Source: Pixabay/Annie Spratt Each year, I teach a class on grief and loss to Masters students studying to become counselors. On the first day of class, I give them a simple assignment: Jot down a few paragraphs about your biggest fears and concerns regarding working with clients facing losses. The overwhelming answer I receive comes … Continue reading What’s the Right Thing to Say When Someone is Grieving?

Good Communication Is Actually Good Emotion Regulation

Couples often say that they need to work on their communication. This is what is holding them back from greater happiness. Kind of, but not really. Ironically, couples who aren’t getting along often communicate very clearly: “I don’t want to talk to you about that.” “Why would you ask me that?” “There’s something wrong with … Continue reading Good Communication Is Actually Good Emotion Regulation

Five Ways To Spike Your Love Relationship

I frequently receive inquiries and questions about articles I’ve written here about intimate relationships. For example, I’m asked for more information about why so many “techniques” to improve romance and sex tend to fail. About how to reverse the decline into a “dead zone” that many couples experience over time. How you can keep sex … Continue reading Five Ways To Spike Your Love Relationship