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Responsive Lovers Don’t Rush to the Bedroom, Says Research

Far too many people imagine a responsive lover is someone who reacts well to sexual stimuli or their partner’s sexual desire. While responsive is defined as “reacting to suggestions, influences, appeals, or efforts”, a responsive [...]

By |2019-05-30T17:56:57-04:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: Blog, Sexuality, Successful Relationships|Tags: , |0 Comments

“I’m Afraid our Relationship will Suffer if We’re in Separate Beds”

So, you’re a committed couple. Congratulations! You live together. Great! But you're talking about sleeping in separate beds. And you're worried this will bode poorly for your relationship. Competing studies about this very issue come [...]

Marriage Counsellor Helpful? Effective?

Is our marriage counsellor helpful? And is marriage counselling effective? Good questions! I'm sure many of the couples I work with had exactly those questions. Robert Ogner, a therapist in California, suggests you tackle these questions [...]

Shhh, The Kids Can Hear You Arguing (Even When They’re Asleep)

Is Parental Fighting Harmful? Does parental fighting mold an infant’s brain, affecting the way he or she deals with conflict later? Why do some children respond poorly when exposed to parental conflict, while others seem [...]

Attachment and Adult Relationships

When children are born they develop an "attachment bond" with their primary caregiver/s. This bond shapes the brain of the infant, influencing self-esteem, expectations of others, and the general ability to participate in successful relationships. [...]

By |2019-03-03T22:28:54-04:00May 11th, 2013|Categories: Attachment, Blog, Browsing The Web|Tags: , , |0 Comments

4 Ways to Improve Your Communication Patterns

Communication habits between a couple are formed like most other habits, with patterns eventually established that are then hard to change. As with other bad habits, a pattern of poor communication can end up having [...]

Maintaining Marital Friendship

Have you ever wondered what, exactly, makes for a good marriage? John Gottman, a researcher and marital therapist from the University of Washington, has for many years been studying what he calls the “Masters and Disasters” of marriage. He describes three features that good marriages have in common. I’d like to describe ...