Do you remember Show-and-Tell? Other than field day, it was basically the apex of elementary life. I can still remember what I took to show off to my 2nd grade class on Show-and-Tell day. I brought a little glass figurine/doll that my grandma had given me that I thought was so … [Read more...] about Mistaken Identity: Who Do You Think You Are?
The couple met with me almost every week for several months. They leave my office optimistic – even excited – about what their marriage has become and what it will be like in the future. As they leave, the wife turns and says something that has become etched in my memory. “I … [Read more...] about Six “Red Flags” of a Drifting Marriage
“I am in Love!” What a great phrase. It is a feeling that surpasses almost all others. In intensity, in meaning, in fulfillment, and in happiness. And it is a feeling that we never want to lose. We want to experience it continually and forever. We are convinced that we … [Read more...] about Why Being in Love is Not Enough
The conflicts are becoming more intense and frequent. As the arguments occur daily, they see no hope for staying married. This is the scenario that often enters my office as a couple tries one last time to find help in their relationship. Comments like, “Our constant yelling … [Read more...] about Five Ways That Staying Married Impacts Your Kids
I’m sure, if asked, we parents would agree that we want our children to grow up with a healthy sense of self-confidence and self-worth. Evidence on the adverse effects of negative self-talk and negative self-image are well documented as predecessors to depression, anxiety, and … [Read more...] about Cultivating Your Child’s Inner Voice: Part 1
It often happens. A wife calls me in desperation. She has suggested marriage counseling to her husband “for years” – and the relationship has reached such a low point that she is not sure she can keep this up. And she is beginning to lose hope – or perhaps she already … [Read more...] about 5 Marriage Counseling Myths (That Keep Husbands Away)