Category Archives: Healthy Relationships

Understanding Your Lover’s Biological Temperament Can Soften Misunderstandings and Conflicts

In the three years they’ve been together as lovers Seth and Brenda sometimes drive each other up the wall.      “We lead separate lives,” she tells him. When you want to party, I never feel you want to introduce me to your friends, show them I’m your girl. Like she’s real. She exists. Its like […]

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Monet Beneath the Light: The Hidden Story

“One is not an artist if one doesn’t carry his picture in his head before painting it.” Claude Monet It was March 1883, four years after the death of Camille Doncieux, his first wife. Claude Oscar Monet was 43 years old. He had achieved his first commercial success. His dealer Durand Ruel was selling his […]

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Why the Sex is so Good in “Blue is the Warmest Color”

The longest sex scene in Blue is the Warmest Color, a deliciously erotic, explicitly graphic display of the intense emotional and physical hunger that two beautiful women, Adele and Emma, have for each other, lasts a full seven minutes.The kind of sex being dramatized in this scene is a consequence of the deep emotional connection […]

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Adrianna and Sam (when your hands are too small to hold all the pain)

Adrianna was tough. She grew up in Bed-Sty and learned at an early age never to take shit from anybody. Once in her junior year in high school, on the subway returning from a football game, a guy in her algebra class started squeezing her thigh. She dumped her hot latte on him and punched […]

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Two Vital Things You Need to Get in Your First Meeting with a Couples Therapist

DISCOVER THE HURT BENEATH THE PUNCH It’s absolutely critical that the couples therapist helps you to re-frame your arguments. Every couple fights differently and most of the time what they’re fighting about isn’t the real argument. Some deeper hurt or frustration usually gets triggered by the way they express themselves if something is bothering them. […]

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