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Is Your Spouse Considering Divorce?

Is Your Spouse Considering Divorce?

Has your spouse told you that they are seriously considering divorce? It is not uncommon to go through a wide range of emotions, including: anger, rage, sadness, denial, and/or fear. When your spouse has told you that they want a divorce, you are frequently not your best self. Often, in a state of crisis, behavior can become binary. Either you completely disconnect from your spouse, or you completely suffocate them. You either deny that they were serious and hope for the best while ignoring the subject, or you do EVERYTHING you can think to convince them that you and your marriage are worth fighting for. It is important that you do neither if you wish to save your marriage.

Here are a number of things you can do if your spouse has begun to discuss divorce.

Science, Sex, and Relationships

Science, Sex, and Relationships

What does science tell us about sex and how does this shape our relationship with our partner? I often hear from couples that their sex life isn't what it was when they first started dating and that they wish they could go back to that time in their relationship.  Is it true that the best sex in relationships is when you are just getting to know each other?  Actually, science tells us the opposite is true. 

Little Known Divorce Research - Myth or Fact

Little Known Divorce Research - Myth or Fact

The decision to divorce is a difficult one.  People often talk to their friends or family members asking them to share their thoughts and opinions.  There are many ideas about divorce that are categorically false.  Because of this, I've decided to share some little known research regarding divorce that may help inform you or your loved one's decision.  If you are interested in speaking with a marriage counselor about your relationship, I'd love to help!

Emotional Intelligence in Men and Relationships

Emotional Intelligence in Men and Relationships

Dr. John Gottman is the leading researcher on marriage and relationships.  He has become so in tuned with what patterns disintegrate relationships in his forty years of research that he can predict divorce in couples with 94% accuracy within 15 minutes of viewing their interactions. Time and time again, his research has shown that men's emotional intelligence (being aware of social nuisances and able to display deep sensitivity) can make or break a relationship. 

Discomfort, Sex, and Menopause

Discomfort, Sex, and Menopause

As I frequently work with women and couples discussing their frustrations with a lack of information related to the changes women go through during their lifetime, I found that I wanted to write a blog dedicated to women's sexuality and to provide resources related to these topics. Since these changes affect both women and their partners, it is very important that they both are open to discussion. These situations can be as challenging and frustrating for the partners as it is for the women they love. I sat down with Kama Jensen from Conscious Living Counseling to discuss this important topic.