Stop the Merry-Go-Round: Strategies for Angry Couples
While partners caught in the anger merry-go-round invariably blame the other, both typically pass the anger back and forth like a shared virus.
Men's animal instincts don't fit the modern world
Let's face it: love means something quite different to men and women. A look at other species of social mammals offers some remarkable insights into the biological underpinnings of this difference.
How Far Should We Go?
Whether we like it or not, today's couples feel far less encumbered by the legal, social, and moral strictures of traditional marriage and its obligations. Increasing numbers are negotiating what they mean by "fidelity" and how they wish to define monogamy in their relationship.
Infidelity Has Different Meanings In Different Cultures
My Parisian colleague was shocked to learn that American therapists typically encourage couples not only to confess their affairs, but also to share the details.
The Affair In Retrospect
As therapists, we have an unquenchable desire to find happy ending for troubled clients, especially those weathering the crisis of infidelity. But what happens months or years later to those couples once our work with has concluded.
The Mindful Swimmer: Staying Afloat in the Rough Seas of Relationship
Mindfulness offers tools for navigating the stormy seas of a troubled relationship.
Old Habits Die Hard: Making couples therapy stick
It's one thing to make change happen in a couples session; it's quick another to make those changes tick over time.
Beyond Right and Wrong: Teaching Couples How To Embrace Fair-Mindedness
What do issues of fairness and relational justice have to do with psychotherapy?
Learning Forgiveness: Peacemaking Skills For Couples
Given that most couples never manage to change each other very much, teaching them to forgive each other's imperfections is a vastly underutilized therapeutic resource.
Why Can't It Be Just an Acceptable Diversion?
Open porn use introduces a relational question that most couples never face: how to live with the knowledge that your partner's erotic fantasy-world often doesn't include you.
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