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Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

September 27, 2019

As a therapist, I see clients every day wanting to know the secret to creating great sex in their marriage. The problem is they focus on the wrong things. Exotic trips, wealth, prestige at work, fame, and having adjusted kids won’t guarantee a healthy sex life. Sex and...

August 26, 2019

When one partner begins blaming the other in the bedroom or withdraws from intimacy, very rarely do couples look at what is going on outside the bedroom. However, good sex begins outside the bedroom, and bad sex rarely happens when the rest of the relationship is well...

June 24, 2019

Relationships are diverse, and no two couples are alike. However, there are common intimacy and communication issues that arise for many committed couples. One of the obstacles of improving intimacy and communication is finding a safe place to be vulnerable and feel co...

June 17, 2019

Feeling bored in the bedroom? Summer is the perfect time to spice things up. An active and fulfilling sex life improves your overall emotional and physical health. It reduces stress, improves sleep, and promotes cardiovascular health. Incorporating one or two of these...

May 23, 2019

For the past several years, researchers have noticed an unusual trend in the United States. Americans are having less sex then they did in previous decades. Some of that can be explained by the large amounts of older individuals and young people not partnered or marrie...

March 18, 2019

When we hear the word outsourcing, we usually think about business practices. If a business doesn’t have the specialists it needs to do a particular job, it may outsource it to another business that does. Outsourcing can bring new ideas and efficiency to a business or...

March 6, 2018

It's not because he doesn't love you, but because he loves you too much. Men are much more emotional than women (or men) can understand.

I recently got back from a trip to Brazil. It was a work/pleasure vacation for my husband and myself. We spent most of our time in Fl...

February 23, 2018

When couples lose desire or interest in their partner, they often blame the problem on less action in the bedroom. That may be part of the problem, but the issue is usually more complex. Sex is one small part of five types of intimacy. When couples decide to share thei...

October 30, 2017

Sexual scandals and abuse in the Pentagon, U.S Olympics, and Hollywood have led to an eye-opening movement. Millions of women and men have begun sharing their stories of sexual abuse and harassment as part of #MeToo. Many of us have been unaware and feel incensed by th...

July 28, 2017

One difficult phrase and concept that I try to get my clients to understand is “mind-blowing intimacy.” This is no surprise as we are inundated with “mind-blowing sex” on reality TV, in magazines, on the Internet, and in movies. “Mind-blowing sex” gets the highest medi...

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