Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

February 10, 2017

Hi, Mary Jo,

What advice do you have for parents who don’t usually go on date night but are wanting to go out for Valentine’s Day? 


Dear Connie,

I’m sure friends and Google have ideas, but these are my personal favorites. They add three important keys to great relat...

February 8, 2017

If you are a woman you can relate to the fact then many men always seem “on.” They may work all day, come home exhausted, but if you mention sex, most of them are ready and raring to go. Women are not like this. We need time to make a transition into sexy. A big mistak...

February 7, 2017

The loneliest feeling does not come from being single. It is being married or living with someone, but feeling alone. This happens when one of the partners checks out or leaves the relationship emotionally but eats there, does their laundry there and sleeps there. For...

February 5, 2017

When you hear about great sex, you don’t usually hear about it being monogamous. The kind of sex you hear about is made to appear wild, exciting and for the most part recreational. Couples who enjoy a great sex life don’t feel the need to boast; it’s intimate and respe...

February 3, 2017

The Super Bowl can be a super time for your relationship. After all, sharing a common goal is a great way to build your relationship; what better way to share a common goal than to cheer your team to a victory together? The Super Bowl is an event of excitement and visu...

January 22, 2017

It’s a well-known that the three biggest problems for couples are communication, sex, and finances, but that’s not what the majority of couples fight about. The number one conflict is over “nothing” according to relationship experts. Couples rarely sit down and discuss...

January 8, 2017

It’s a new year and you’re hoping to resolve the past with unreasonable people and work it out. However, that’s not going to happen no matter how hard you try. Unreasonable people are unreasonable and that means you cannot reason with them; but, you can still find peac...

December 26, 2016

New Year’s brings out the optimist in all of us. We write a list of things we’re going to do differently to become a better version of ourselves. Whether it’s your weight, your work habits, or your parenting, everyone has things to work on. Improving your relationship...

December 5, 2016

Ribbons, wrappings, and bows are beautiful, but once you open the package and see the gift the moment of sheer happiness is short-lived. Psychology research has shown that experiences bring more happiness than possessions. Anticipation of the experience brings joy to t...

November 30, 2016

Hanukkah, Christmas, and New Years Eve are just around the corner. For the majority of couples that means lots of together time. For individuals who have found a special someone that usually means going home and sharing dinner together with mom, dad, family and friends...

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