5 Ways to Spot a Narcissistic Wife and 5 Ways to Deal With Her

The Perils of Having a Narcissistic Wife Therapists are only supposed to engage in self-disclosure if it serves the treatment plan for the client. I see no reason to have a different standard for this

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Communication Miracle for Couples?

Fireman Husbands and their Smoke Detector Wives Can science-based couples counseling result in communication miracles for couples? Here’s a different set of questions. What is the purpose of a

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Do Millennials Have the Wrong Idea About Marriage?

Did I have the wrong idea about Millennial marriages for that matter? In a recent post, I celebrated the fact that Millennials tend to marry later in life, and I saw that as an antidote to what I had perceived

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Advocating for Your Marriage

I’m an Advocate for Marriage. Not every marriage, of course. There are some marriages that are crowded out by lust (for someone else), intoxicating substances (like alcohol or cocaine), rage (that’s

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How to be a Better Listener in Marriage

Turn Toward Your Partner by Being a Better Listener in Marriage Want to be a better listener in Marriage? In the Gottman Method of  Couples Therapy, we focus on building a solid base of friendship that

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5 Easy and Quick Ways to Make a Good Marriage Even Better

How to Make a Good Marriage Even Better It’s about time I wrote something about how to make a good marriage even better. As I was looking through my blog posts over the last few years, it occurred

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Chronic Illness and Marriage Problems

Chronic Illness and Marriage Problems Chronic illness and marriage problems are increasingly on the radar of medical researchers. It’s an axiom of marital research that happily married couples (particularly

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Good Couples Therapy Looks Like This…

What Does Good Couples Therapy Look Like? It’s 2019. Happy New Year! So you’ve both decided to start couples therapy. Good for you. Are you ready? Maybe it’s overdue. And you’re

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