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
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?
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?
As much as people like to claim that Facebook is on its way out, there seems to be no end in sight for its popularity. One of the reasons people continue to use this platform as a tool to connect is that they can remain in touch with a wider range of people than they … Continue reading Why the Lonely Stand to Lose the Most from Facebook
Divorce can become one of the most stressful, emotional, traumatic processes you will experience. We are all different so we may experience different feelings, but no matter who you are or who wanted the divorce, you can still feel like your life is upside down. Your feelings will be all over the place, up and … Continue reading Coping With Divorce
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
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