A new study out of Florida State University on using your gut when making the decision to get married was published online this week in the Journal Science. It found that newlyweds had unconscious positive or negative gut feelings about their partners that they were not consciously aware of. These feelings actually predicted the satisfaction […]
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Certain months of the year are very popular for weddings- as anyone who has multiple friends getting married in the same year knows only too well. May, June, July and August come out on top and April, September and October aren’t too far behind. However, November through March are not considered desirable, except maybe that […]
A recent study out of the University of Florida found that a woman’s success made her partner feel worse about himself, even though the men who participated weren’t even aware that their self-esteem had been affected in this way. Not too surprising is that the women in the study were unaffected by their partner’s successes […]
The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch section ran an interesting piece titled “10 things your spouse won’t tell you;” and as a seasoned therapist and couples counselor- I can testify to how right on it is.
What 10 things did they list? Your spouse won’t tell you that:
• They spend more money on their lover than […]
Wish lists for those buying lottery tickets often include expensive cars, lavish homes and paying off debts- but for some they are about helping loved ones, chasing a dream, or starting a foundation or a charity- all things that leave us full, not empty like material possessions so often do.
The difference between those who win […]
As if being stalked wasn’t bad enough in the time before we had access to one another in cyberspace- now stalkers have gone high tech with their aggressiveness- and stalking has taken on an even darker and more frightening patina.
Stalkers are now placing online ads posing as their intended victim, in which they state […]
Two night ago, my 22 year old son took me to the 9:30 club in DC to hear the Irish singer Glen Hansard (Falling slowly). The 9:30 club is a well known and established venue in DC that hosts national talent and is standing room only- which can be challenging at any age. It’s not […]
Last week Ms. Jolie told the world about her decision to have a double-mastectomy in order to help ensure she would not die from breast cancer. Her decision was brought about by the knowledge that she carries the BRCA1 gene, which greatly increases the odds that she would eventually develop breast cancer. Ms. Jolie’s mother […]
Sex is probably the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when that question is posed. And this is certainly true in part. The correct label for someone who does what he has done is “sexual sadist,” because he is motivated by sex- but it is not the kind of sex that occurs between two […]
This past Sunday’s New York Times ran a piece that really resonated with me. It was titled, “Should therapists play cupid?” As a psychotherapist and dating/relationship coach, I work with many singles looking for relationships. In fact, we work closely together on their online profiles, cyber flirting, taking online relationships offline to first meeting, […]