Do You Speak the Language of Love?

Your brain is your most important sex organ. When you think about what you desire and try to understand what your partner desires, you can increase satisfaction with your relationship both in and out of bed. But you have to talk about it, and that is the difficult...

Has the Pandemic Put Your Marriage at Risk?

Alicia and Trevor’s marriage was humming along before the pandemic. They were both constantly busy. He went to the office every day, played team sports on the weekend—hockey in the winter, softball in the summer. She was more of an introvert, working from home,...

Why We Stay Loyal to a Narcissist

Why do we stay true to a narcissist? Why do we continue our fealty to someone whose behavior is reprehensible? Why do we persist being loyal to someone who’s abusive? If you’re berating yourself for loving someone who is not good to you, remember this: It’s not your...

Finding Hope in 2021 New Year’s Resolutions

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that the best-laid plans of anyone can go awry. No one can predict the future and that was never more true than in 2020. We learned that life can change precipitously and almost instantly. We learned that what control we thought we...

Happy Pandemic Holidays

We already know how the holidays are fraught with possibilities for depression. And this year, on top of everything else, we have a pandemic to deal with—fear of getting the virus, quarantining in place, family members who don’t agree with your take on how to handle...

Listen to Your Partner’s Anger

Listening to your partner is a key factor in a successful relationship   Many of us try to suppress our anger. Some of us, particularly if you’re a woman, were taught that being angry is not acceptable. It’s not something nice girls do. So you tamp down your real...

Feeling Depressed During Covid-19 Holidays?

The holidays are often a time when people struggle with depression. This year, in the midst of a pandemic, you may be more susceptible than ever. On top of that, if you become depressed you may also experience anxiety since the two often go hand in hand. It’s a double...

Survive and Thrive During Covid-19 Thanksgiving

There’s no doubt the holidays will be more challenging this year. You may be mourning the loss of traditions, traveling to see family or family coming to see you. There is a real feeling of loss this Thanksgiving. These are difficult times. If you are feeling lonely,...

You Know You’re Codependent When . . .

You’re in a relationship with someone you love, and, as in any relationship, there are times when you give more than you receive. That’s the up-and-down of loving someone. It’s normal. But when you are constantly walking on eggshells, trying to please, that’s a...