PsychCentral Blog Posts

 

August 16, 2018: Your Partner Is Your Teacher and Your Student

August 14, 2018: Deposits in Karma Savings and Loan

August 08, 2018: A Surprising Finding about Romance

August 06, 2018: Are You a Champion of Repair?

August 03, 2018: Who’s Responsible For Your Happiness?

August 01, 2018: Lifting a Wet Blanket Off of Sexual Complacency

 

July 25, 2018: Sometimes a Marriage Has to Die in Its Present Form

 

July 23, 2018: The Precious Resources of Our Time and Attention

 

July 18, 2018: All The Best Lovers Are Gracious Receivers

 

July 16, 2018: It’s Never Too Late 
to Repair Damaged Trust

 

July 11, 2018: Marriage
 is Like Launching A Rocket

 

July 09, 2018: Humble Beginnings Can Give Birth to Great Achievements

 

July 05, 2018: Marriage Does Require Some Sacrifice

 

July 02, 2018: The Meaning of Life

 

June 26, 2018: Fall Down; Get Up; Fall Down; Get Up

 

June 20, 2018: Honoring Our Partner

 

June 18, 2018: A Story of Recovery from Post Traumatic Stress

 

June 13, 2018: Assigning New Meaning to Old Suffering

 

June 11, 2018: Above all else, love is the most important thing.

 

June 06, 2018: Sixty-five Years Together and Still Plenty of Romance

 

June 04, 2018: An Inspirational Story of Love

 

June 01, 2018: Don’t say anything about your partner that you’re not willing to say to them.

 

May 29, 2018: Secrets May be Harmful to your Health

 

May 24, 2018: What Great Marriages Require

 

May 21, 2018: Transitions and Transformations in Trying Time

 

May 18, 2018: You Can’t Hurry Trust

 

May 14, 2018: Is a “Good Enough Marriage” Enough for You?

 

May 11, 2018: The New “Mixed Marriage”

 

May 08, 2018: Rescue Marriage

 

May 01, 2018: There’s a Lid for Every Pot 

 

April 27, 2018: The Cheap Thrill You Get From Putting Down

 

April 23, 2018: I Don’t Remember Agreeing to This

 

April 20, 2018: Monogamy is More Than Sexual

 

April 18, 2018: Crisis Can Awaken Us

 

April 11, 2018: Together, Against, Apart

 

April 09, 2018: Setting the Stage for Sexual Intimacy

 

April 04, 2018: The Three Secrets of Success

 

April 02, 2018: The Pygmalian Effect in Couples

 

March 28, 2018: Living Our Core Values

 

March 26, 2018: Sex Can Improve with Age

 

March 23, 2018: A Shinny New Model of Marriage

 

March 20, 2018: Managing the Inner Cynic

 

March 16, 2018: Loving Kindness for Our Partner

 

March 12, 2018: True Intimacy Can Exit Only Between Equals

 

March 08, 2018: Holding the Tension of the Opposite

 

March 06, 2018: Beware of the Corporate marriage Syndrome

 

February 28, 2018: When Two Hearted Are Connected

 

February 27, 2018: Why Checking in is So Important?

 

February 23, 2018: How to Leave a Relationship

 

February 14, 2018: Me or We?

 

 

 

February 12, 2018: The Gift of Service

 

 

 

February 08, 2018: Are You Holding the “Tension of the Opposites?”

 

 

 

February 05, 2018: The Soul of Valentine’s Day

 

 

 

February 02, 2018: Relationship Breakdowns Are Under Rated

 

 

 

January 31, 2018: A Gift We Give Our Partner is What We Don’t Say

 

 

 

January 24, 2018: Beware of the Perils of Confirmation Bias

 

 

 

 

January 18, 2018: Compassionate Self Care

 

 

 

January 15, 2018: The Best Time to Get Help for Your Relationship

 

 

 

January 11, 2018: Divorce As a Catalyst for Transformation

 

 

 

January 08, 2018: Marriage and Happiness

 

 

 

January 06, 2018: More Advice From Happy Couples Part 2

 

 

 

January 04, 2018: Advice From Happy Couples Part 1

 

 

 

December 28, 2017: 6 Words That Can Change Your Life

 

 

 

December 21, 2017: 11 Tips for Conflict Management

 

 

 

December 18, 2017: The Sandwich

 

 

 

December 14, 2017: Are We Mismatched?

 

 

 

December 11, 2017: The Trophy for the Most Improved

 

 

 

December 08, 2017: Creative Synthesis

 

 

 

December 05, 2017: Looking Back and Moving Ahead

 

 

 

December 01, 2017: There Is Some S**t I Will Not Eat

 

 

 

November 28, 2017: Vision and Action Plan Part 2

 

 

 

November 21, 2017: Before Heading Home for the Holidays

 

 

 

November 16, 2017: We Are So Different Part 2

 

 

 

November 13, 2017: We Are So Different Part 1

 

 

 

November 08, 2017: Hillbilly

 

 

 

November 06, 2017: Hera, the Greek Goddess of Marriage

 

 

 

November 02, 2017: Vision Part 1: Let Your Vision Be Big

 

 

 

November 01, 2017: Coming Out From Behind the Image

 

 

 

October 27, 2017: Life-Changing Moments

 

 

 

October 25, 2017: It takes a Village to Grow a Great Marriage

 

 

 

October 18, 2017: Great Communication

 

 

 

October 16, 2017: Sangha

 

 

 

October 12, 2017: Unusual Crucible

 

 

 

October 10, 2017: Marriage Alone Does Not Make You a Better Person

 

 

 

October 05, 2017: Life’s Most Persistent Question

 

 

 

October 02, 2017: Giving of Ourselves is Giving to Ourselves

 

 

 

September 28, 2017: Ten Ways to Master the Art of Making Love Last

 

 

 

September 25, 2018: Acknowledgment, Validation, and Praise

 

 

 

September 21, 2017: Vulnerability Isn’t A Weakness; It’s A Great Strength

 

 

 

September 16, 2017: Why Bother? Part 2

 

 

 

September 14, 2017: Why Bother? Part 1

 

 

 

September 07, 2017: The Gift of Grief

 

 

 

September 01, 2017: The Biggest Relationship Deal-Breaker

 

 

 

August 28, 2017: The Most Valuable Asset

 

 

 

August 21, 2017: Really Getting Real! Part 2

 

 

 

August 18, 2017: Really Getting Real! Part 1

 

 

 

August 16, 2017: You’ve Got the Magic Touch

 

 

 

August 10, 2017: Out of the Ashes

 

 

 

August 07, 2017: The Cure for an Imperfect Childhood

 

 

 

August 05, 2017: Freedom and Power Must Be Growth from Inside

 

 

 

August 03, 2017: Playing Out Our Childhood Role

 

 

 

July 26, 2017: Family of Choice

 

 

 

July 24, 2017: Be Your Own Hero

 

 

 

July 21, 2017: Reframing

 

 

 

July 17, 2017: The Situation Is Urgent

 

 

 

July 12, 2017: Ordinary Magic

 

 

 

July 10, 2017: No Search and Destroy Part 3

 

 

 

July 05, 2017: No Search and Destroy Part 2

 

 

 

July 03, 2017: No Search and Destroy Part 1

 

 

 

June 30, 2017: Taming the Wild Beasts

 

 

 

June 21, 2017: Setting the Stage for Emotional Intimacy

 

 

 

June 19, 2017: 100 Practices For Great Relationships

 

 

 

June 15, 2017: The Power of Ritual

 

 

 

June 12, 2017: Longing for Redemption

 

 

 

June 08, 2017: Harmlessness

 

 

 

June 05, 2017: Even Happy People Get the Blues

 

 

 

June 01, 2017: Seeing the Big Picture

 

 

 

May 25, 2017: Relationship as Spiritual Practice Part 4

 

 

 

May 22, 2017: Relationship as Spiritual Practice Part 3

 

 

 

May 18, 2017: Relationship as Spiritual Practice Part 2

 

 

 

May 15, 2017: Relationship as Spiritual Practice Part 1

 

 

 

May 10, 2017: The Antidote to Grudgeholding

 

 

 

May 08, 2017: Violence Comes in Many Forms

 

 

 

May 03, 2017: A Good Marriage is Better Then Therapy

 

 

 

May 01, 2017: The Hidden Gifts of the Shadow