Beware of “Common Sense” in Relationships

The Problem With Common Sense in Relationships Beware of any advice which offers “Common Sense” in relationships. This is a considerable problem in couples therapy. We are swimming in shameless

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How to Rebuild Intimacy After an Affair

There was an affair. It’s over and done. You’re still working on forgiveness and reconciliation.  You are in couples therapy, and you are slowly healing. But you want to heal even faster.

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An Asperger Marriage

An Asperger Marriage: Moving Beyond Despair In our intensive couples therapy intake process, we sometimes hear about long-term relationships with a partner who was never diagnosed with Aspergers. These

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The Meaning of Marriage

What is the meaning of marriage? I guess that depends on when and where you were born. For many hundreds of years, marriage was a rigidly defined set of interlocking rights and responsibilities. These

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My Husband Won’t Talk About Money

My Husband Won’t Talk About Money“My husband won’t talk about money.” She sighed heavily. “When Jimmy came clean about his three affairs, I also found out that he hadn’t

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If You Can’t Forgive Your Spouse After an Emotional Affair…Acceptance?

After an Emotional Affair…Do we Have an Intimacy Doomsday? If you told me that you couldn’t forgive your spouse after an emotional affair, I might offer that the bulk of humanity might

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Negative Sentiment Override…How the Partner in Your Head Can Ruin Your Marriage

Do You Suffer From Negative Sentiment Override? Do you suffer from Negative Sentiment Override in your marriage? I tell couples that I’m working with that there are 4 people in their relationship.

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11 Tell-Tale Signs of Internet Infidelity and 4 Ways to Heal

Is Internet Infidelity Different? Is Internet Infidelity different? Not really…and yes, very different. Spouses engage in Internet Infidelity for the same reasons as real-life infidelity. It distracts

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