Category Archives: Dating

Contempt – Relationship Poison

Contempt – Relationship Poison

Dr. John Gottman has researched couples for over 40 years. One of the things that he is known for is being able to predict which couples would make it and which would fail with a 94% accuracy rate. Predicting individual behaviors and outcomes is tricky business with a very low accuracy rate. One would think…

Making Your Twenties Count: Part 2

Making Your Twenties Count: Part 2

In the previous blog, we discussed why the 20’s are a critical decade. In this blog, we are going to focus on one of Meg Jay’s key points, which is exploration. Society has said that exploration is one of the most important factors in a person’s 20’s. So what is the difference between what society…

What exactly is adolescence?

What exactly is adolescence?

For many parents, understanding a bit about their teenager’s brain development can be helpful in navigating the sometimes difficult adolescent years. But first, what exactly are the adolescent years? What does the term “adolescence” even mean? Researchers and scientists have had a pretty difficult time coming to a consensus definition. Broadly speaking, the term means…

Facebook:  Avoid Damaging the Intimacy in your Relationship

Facebook: Avoid Damaging the Intimacy in your Relationship

Since the birth of Facebook over a decade ago, it has grown from circulating among a few universities and businesses and is now incorporated as a part of most Americans everyday life. According to The Statistics Portal, Facebook is the number one leader in social media, now reaching 1.59 billion active users worldwide. As a marriage…

How to Motivate your Partner to Attend Couples Therapy

How to Motivate your Partner to Attend Couples Therapy

Couples therapy, for many individuals, continues to be seen as this mysterious, unforeseeable process that can be very anxiety-provoking to embark upon. Depending on your culture, beliefs and value system, turning to an “outsider” may be a very difficult decision for either partner. As a couples therapist, one of the first questions that I ask…

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