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

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

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

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

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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5 questions (and answers) about relationship coaching

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.

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

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?

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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Cherish Your Love Story (and other advice for newlyweds)

This week, my sweet, light-filled son and his warmhearted and beautiful fiancée are getting married! I’m feeling so inspired and energized by the celebration of their love and their big step on the journey of their life together as a couple. As a mom, married for several decades, and as a relationship coach, I’m tempted…

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Real Questions from Real People

 I received this question from someone who is feeling overwhelmed by how busy she is ever since all the restrictions eased. If you’re also feeling overwhelmed these days, I hope you’ll find my response helpful.  Question: Ever since everything started opening up again, I’ve been feeling overwhelmed. There are so many things I need to…

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