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This Month, Reimagine Death

A fundamental skill in therapy sessions is to assist clients in sleuthing out the source of  long-held “should’s” and “suppose to’s” ~ especially the ones that aren’t working very well anymore for the demands and desires of their lives...
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A New App to Relish Your Relationship

We’ve got personal trainers for everything, it seems. At very least (or most?) many of us relish our yoga instructors and our tax accountants. But, how do you relish your relationship? By the time I meet clients, they’re sorting out fairly worrisome dilemmas.  Not...
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Are You Accidentally Turning Your Partner Away?

Are You Accidentally Turning Your Partner Away? Most of us are.  We unknowingly depreciate them, when it’d be so much nicer to appreciate them. And this wouldn’t matter so much if appreciating each other weren’t the core foundation to a long happy marriage. But,...
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Shot Down & Shut Down. Why We Feel Disconnected in Relationships.

We easily sense when we feel disconnected in our relationships. But it’s less obvious to decipher why. For that matter, when we say “disconnected,” we usually mean we crave belongingness and security. We want to feel lovable and capable. Significant to someone....
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The Confines Of An Open Marriage

Let’s consider the confines of an open marriage. Yes, an open marriage. Yes, the kind where you and your spouse can date and have sex with others, outside the marriage. This past month, The Times Magazine published a challenging and intriguing article by Susan Dominus that...
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Long Marriages Breaking Up and Starting Fresh

Long marriages. “Breaking up and starting fresh, which everyone around you seems to be doing, can begin to look like a wonderful and altogether logical proposition. . .” Humph. The title was attention-getting enough when a few years back Ada Calhoun wrote those words...
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When To Seek Infertility Counseling

There are three slightly subtle scenarios for when to seek infertility counseling. Subtle only in that they creep in on us, and then they sound off like a wake-up call. Wouldn’t it be nice to detect the scenario before the sirens? But, wait. Even before these more common...
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Deciding or Sliding Into a Relationship

When it comes to a relationship, the majority of us seem to slide into them.  Unfortunately, sliding is not deciding. It is a route to mid-life crises. For instance, take living together: Researchers at the University of Colorado found that two-thirds of us just sort of slide...
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Auditioning for Love and Attention

Ever feel like you might as well be auditioning for love and attention on NBC’s show The Voice? We might not be holding a mic, singing for a little t.l.c. and approval. But, we do long for affection, emotional support, solidarity, humor, undivided listening, sex and so on....
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Guest Post: How A Bird Feeder Revived My Marriage

“How a Bird Feeder Revived My Marriage” is a guest-post written by TISTA SEN.  I post it here because decades of a relationship bring lonely, grumpy times.  Yet, Tista Sen reminds us how the little even-unwanted things might revive our relationships. How a Bird Feeder...
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