Category Archives: Marital Problems

Affairs Can be an Opportunity, albeit a painful one, Instead of a Setback

The key question is always: Why are you or your lover having the affair? The person having the affair is usually looking for a level of intimacy, novelty, feeling desirble, a feeling of being alive again. It’s absolutely crucial for the betrayed lover to shift from being the investigator of the hows and whens of […]

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Romeo and Juliet as another new millennial couple: If he’d loved her, they would have got away.

If ever there were two lovers whose chances for happiness were destroyed by the long simmering hatred of their families of origin, they must surely be Romeo and Juliet. Here’s how their conflicts might be played out in a modern, satirical exchange between the two lovers in bawdy Shakespearean rhyme, an exchange that starts off […]

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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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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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