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10 Essential Ingredients Of A Healthy Marriage

10 Essential Ingredients of a Healthy Marriage

Couples and family therapists work predominantly with people who didn’t grow up in a healthy family or home. As a result, many of our clients don’t even know what healthy marriage looks like. Here I’ll list some of the ingredients…

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Domestic Violence And Cycle Of Abuse

Domestic Violence and Cycle of Abuse

Domestic violence is much more prevalent than most people realize. It's so shameful for victims to admit that they live with an abuser that they keep silence about it. One of the most puzzling questions that a lot of people…

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Don’t Wait For The “D Word” Bomb

Don’t wait for the “D word” bomb

Many therapists run into an especially frustrating situation – when clients come to us too late: when one of the partners (more often than not it’s the wife) drops “the Divorce bomb.” And what’s regrettable is that sometimes this is…

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How To Stop Fighting With Your Partner

How to stop fighting with your partner

I recently watched (yet again!) this wonderful and touching movie with Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer – "The Story of Us." It depicts very realistically fights that couples often have: She: “You are not really hearing me!” He: “You are…

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How To Build Harmony In Relationships

How to build harmony in relationships

Love should be the foundation of a solid relationship. You love you partner, your partner loves you. This is a good start, but love is not enough. You’ll also need to master some skills to make love last and grow…

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Is Your Marriage Worth Saving?

Is Your Marriage Worth Saving?

Contrary to what many people think, the answer in the majority of cases is yes! Especially, if you have children. Children are always happier in a full, original family unit. In general, the exceptions involve cases of abuse, addictions and…

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Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

Science Says Lasting Relationships Come Down To 2 Basic Traits

What are some of the things that make marriages succeed or fail? Emily Esfahani Smith wrote a wonderful article in The Atlantic about the research that sheds the light on this issue. Here is an excerpt from the article: "Science…

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Some Thoughts About Marriage

Some thoughts about marriage

Recently, I had some thoughts about marriage. Marriage, besides other things causes a perpetual inner conflict between a desire for freedom and self-determination, and longing for true intimacy, total openness and even merging. It appears that partners are constantly looking…

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