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Are You Ready to Clear the Air With a Family Member?

April 10, 2022

Spring is here and along with the warmth of a new season will be opportunities for family reunions and holiday gatherings. While these events are often joyful and fun, we can sometimes experience underlying tension stemming from issues that have gone unresolved for years.  Sari is troubled that her older brother has teased her since…

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5 Daily Practices to Maintain Warmth in Your Relationship

March 15, 2022

You and your partner both need support and compassion. Care for your connection and you’ll be there for each other when this difficult winter passes. Here are 5 daily practices to maintain warmth in your relationship: SAY THANK YOU: Express gratitude and let your partner know that you appreciate the big and small things they…

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On Valentine’s Day, Gift Each Other Your Loving Presence

February 9, 2022

One of the greatest gifts you and your partner can give each other for Valentine’s Day is your loving presence. Put away your phones and other distractions, and take time to connect through conversation. Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some fun conversation starters for you to try out: Valentine’s Day Conversation Starters

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Always Have a Dream on the Horizon (and other ways to keep your relationship vibrant)

January 6, 2022

For more than three decades, my life partner Howard and I have started the new year by celebrating our January 2nd wedding anniversary. Is there a secret to a long, happy relationship? There’s no magic formula for everyone, but here are a few thoughts about what’s kept our relationship vibrant. We always have a dream…

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When’s a Good Time for a Couple to Seek Professional Help?

December 1, 2021

People ask me if there’s a right time for a couple to seek professional help. I believe all couples can benefit from support, especially during these three stages of a relationship: Early Phase  By seeking professional guidance early on, you’ll build a solid foundation of healthy communication and connection. You’ll learn tools for repairing conflict…

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Do You Want to Be Right Or Do You Want to Feel More Connected to Your Partner?

November 1, 2021

Dani: You spend more time with your work friends than you do with me. Tal: That’s not true! I haven’t gone out with them in at least two weeks. What’s happening in this conversation?  Dani raises a sensitive topic that includes criticism, and Tal responds by disagreeing and using data to strengthen her point.  When…

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5 questions (and answers) about relationship coaching

October 5, 2021

Are you curious about Relationship Coaching?  Here are some common questions (and answers) about coaching for couples: How will Relationship Coaching help me and my partner? 🔹 Coaching helps revive intimacy, security, openness, and warmth.  🔹 Coaching empowers you to articulate your individual dreams and create a new, shared vision for your relationship in the…

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All couples argue. Successful couples repair.

August 26, 2021

This past year has tested you and your partner in so many ways. You’ve both been juggling your work and family responsibilities amid the ongoing stress and uncertainty of the pandemic. If you’ve drifted apart, or you’re often arguing or hurting each other, how can you repair your relationship?   Relationship expert, John Gottman, says: “All…

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Tu B’Av Conversation Starters: 10 Questions to Spark Connection and Conversation

July 22, 2021

This weekend we celebrate Tu B’Av – our Jewish Valentine’s Day.  It’s a great opportunity to enjoy a ‘summer date’ with your partner. For the occasion, I’ve put together some Tu B’Av Conversation Starters: 10 fun and intimate questions to help spark conversation and connection.  You don’t need to go anywhere for this date. Just…

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Summer Date Conversation Starter: Do You Have a Relationship Role Model?

July 15, 2021

This summer, make time each week for a ‘summer date’  –  like a walk along the beach, a picnic, or dinner out. It could be fun to give each date a theme that will stimulate interesting conversation. Be curious about your partner.  Be open to new discoveries as a couple. Here’s our first ’conversation starter’:…

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