Defensiveness in Marriage: “It’s not my fault, it’s YOUR FAULT!”

We are all guilty of it. Defensiveness is often seen in even the best of relationships. Our partner raises an issue with us they would like us to address, and it shoots straight into our hearts. Instead

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Emotional Distance in Marriage

​Emotional Neglect in MarriageEmotional distance in marriage also called emotional neglect in marriage is a painful dynamic. It's a lack of emotional support, or feeling emotional intimacy with their

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Sexless Marriage & the Politics of Wanting

Sexless MarriageThis is the third in a series of post on Profiles in MarriageUpdated 1/2019Tina and Bill* are a married couple in a committed relationship. They have been married 22 years, and have not

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International Couples Advice

International Couple Advice Often international couples often see difference and novelty as a stressor in their marriage. But does it have to be? Here’s some international couple advice that can

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Sex Tips for Mature Couples

Here are three sex tips for mature couples you can use today.When I began to train health professionals in human sexuality, there was little available to them. Few physicians or nurses had the train

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Sexual Chemistry: The Mythical Land of Groin

Written 8/2013 Updated: 1/2019 Most writers are wrong about sexual chemistry. Don’t look in biochemistry books, because what’s called sexual chemistry is actually an accident of matching sexual

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Are Dogs Mouths Cleaner than Humans?

Are dogs mouths cleaner than humans? Yes. I learned that in school, during a sex therapy course, decades ago, and my dental hygienist confirmed it again. This post is for my Human Sexuality class, but

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How to Deal with Loneliness in a Relationship

How to deal with loneliness in a relationship? Listen to this song by Bonnie Raitt about the contours of loneliness. How the hell can a person Go to work in the morning And come home in the evening And

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