Articles by Mary Jo

Relationships, Parenting, and Emotional Wellness

May 1, 2017

As a seasoned licensed therapist, I can tell you that relationships change over time and with society. For millennials it means wanting a Facebook relationship status that everyone will recognize, like, and comment on. They want couple photos on Instagram, along with b...

April 25, 2017

I see couples every day who are referred for help with their intimacy and sex life. There are numerous medications and treatments that can help minimize sexual dysfunctions. Resolving past conflicts and resentments can also spark a tired sex life. Methods, such as brea...

March 20, 2017

If you’ve been trying to put the marriage idea in your partner’s ear, today is the day. March 20th has been named “National Proposal Day.” No matter who you are or what you think is romantic – today is your day to pop the question. With March 20th being the first day o...

February 13, 2017

My clinical practice involves working with men and women. For the most part, men and women communicate very differently; misunderstandings are not only common but almost impossible to avoid. Many women would be surprised to discover that men really do stress about what...

February 12, 2017

Knowing you're loved and feeling the love are two TOTALLY different things. Miscommunication happens frequently in families, among friends and in relationships. Expecting an "I love you" or "You look pretty" is not too much to ask, so why do so many spouses neglect say...

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...

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