Archive for the 'In the News' Category

#BadPageantTalents

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Can you imagine a world where men would be made fun of following one of their popular contests? Men traditionally compete around their strength and endurance, athletic ability, smarts and professional achievements—and yes, their attractiveness and success with women. Everything from body builder contests to The Bachelor—men show what they are made of, and show […]

Oscar and Reeva–the ultimate domestic violence

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Oscar Pistorius, the South African “Blade Runner” was convicted of a lesser charge of murder yesterday. The judge found him to be guilty of an act that is akin to manslaughter—which means he took his girlfriend’s life, but had no plan or intent beforehand to do so. What his sentence will be is anyone’s guess. […]

Ray Rice—AKA, the Beast

Monday, September 8th, 2014

We all know that domestic violence occurs—it cuts across all socioeconomic and racial lines, and somehow, we have never been able to find a way to reduce the problem. A history of family violence, childhood abuse and neglect, mental illness, chronic stress, and serious financial problems are all issues we often see present in situations […]

Moms lose-Dads rule

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

It’s interesting how some things never seem to really change that much. Once upon a time women (mostly) stayed home if they could afford to and their job was to take care of the home and children. The Dad earned the money and everyone knew their roles and life was simple (sort of, maybe for […]

What do Jennifer Lawrence and Rihanna have in common?

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

You thought I would say boyfriend problems, competing for the same role—or maybe dated the same celebrity guy. No this time it’s overexposure and not of the wardrobe malfunction type. Celebrities are people too—folks tend to forget that. They have their moments, like the ones when they take sexy photos to share with their partners. […]

Seeking marriage? Try shorter men

Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Science has been backing up the worst kept secret about women for some time—they go for the tall guys. Two sociologists, one from the University of North Texas and the other from Rice University found that 48.9 percent of women have a height requirement for their online profiles—he needs to be taller. They collected data […]

Does your love life need help? Try some “choreplay”

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

As a psychotherapist and relationship coach who works with many couples—I often hear men (especially) lamenting that their wives are not interested/have little interest in sex. Their wives often respond with something along the lines of “I’m so exhausted and have not time to myself—and he doesn’t get it.” They go on to talk about […]

Thirty nights of sex

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

A Utah couple with two young children, two demanding jobs and lots of reasons to be too tired for intimacy decided to try a “sexperiment”—and then blogged about it.
Meg Conley was concerned that she and her husband Riley Bingham were losing touch with one another—which every busy couple knows is all too easy to […]

Dating after 50—for Dummies

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

There’s a new book titled Dating after 50 for Dummies—written by AARP relationship expert, Pepper Schwartz, PhD. Who would have thought that the AARP would have their own relationship expert? It’s not the same world that boomers grew up in when older folks retired and headed for a quiet pasture.
The Today Show did a segment […]

Andi loves Josh and vice versa

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

If you are a regular or even an occasional watcher of the Bachelor/Bachelorette series—you are probable fairly savvy about how things usually go during the show and how few truly happy endings there are not too long after the cameras stop rolling and the couples return to reality.
Let’s face it—the dates are over-the-top, a lot […]