Beyond ‘Me First’: Rediscovering the Value of Marriage in the Age of Individuality

Beyond ‘Me First’ Unexpectedly, there is a raft of new books on the value of marriage and how it produces not only more happiness, but impressive generativity, meaning, and contribution to the next generation and our society as a whole. This is not the message we are used to hearing from academia, the media, and […]

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Sharing Your Feelings Without Anger

Sharing Your Feelings Without Anger Anger can be a problem. The challenge is that it is inevitable in a romantic relationship, in any relationship, actually, but our concern here is for your romantic partnership. Most of us don’t know that anger is not a primary feeling, and as a result, what we say when we feel angry complicates

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Lessons from Generations

Lessons from Generations How My Mother’s Dating Wisdom Led to a Successful Engagement One of my clients came to her session last Thursday night and announced that our project of getting her engaged was officially successful.  She joyfully showed off her beautiful ring and told me all the details. She reminded me that it took

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Finding Your Life’s Direction

Finding Your Life’s Direction A Story of Passion, Purpose, and the Search for the Right Partner I sat down to meet with a father and son recently. The father’s concern was that his nineteen-year-old son was not socializing with his peers. They are an immigrant family who have been in the U.S. for most of

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From Frustration to Fulfillment: Mastering the Three Essential Relationship Skills

Mastering the Three Essential Relationship Skills Michael and I have been teaching couples for over thirty-five years now. There is a lot to learn about staying connected and growing together as well as individually throughout the lifespan. We talk about the big picture: how our focus and values evolve over time and the skills we

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An Old Tale for a New Era

An Old Tale for a New Era Marriage has never been easy, but in the current culture of equality, gender and role fluidity, romantic relationships may be even more strained. Yet, the fundamentals of navigating a relationship to fulfill the promise of a loving marriage has not changed. The key to satisfying the desire for

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