Emotional cheating is a type of infidelity where one partner develops a close emotional bond with someone outside the relationship, regardless of whether there is a sexual relationship between them. This closeness can undermine the intimacy, trust, and commitment reserved for the primary partnership.[Read more…] about Signs That Your Husband is Emotionally Cheating
How To Mentally Declutter
In our modern world, we are bombarded with a stream of information from social media, news, and the people around us. Add this to our existing commitments with family, career, and health, and it is common to feel mentally cluttered as we struggle to process and prioritize all of this information competing for our attention.
Mental clutter can sometimes feel like difficulty concentrating, disorganization of thoughts, struggling to make decisions, and feeling divided against yourself. This can lead to frustration and lowered resilience.[Read more…] about How To Mentally Declutter
12 Date Nights to Rekindle Romance
Though it’s easy to get caught up in practical matters, don’t forget that joy is the purpose of life. A marriage where the partners do diverse and interesting activities together leads to more intimacy and engagement.
Below you will find 12 date night ideas that can help you and your partner bond, have fun, and rekindle the romantic spirit.
1. Visit a zoo or botanical garden
Zoos and botanical gardens are great dates for couples who enjoy nature. A walk through a botanical garden, enjoying fragrant flowers and interesting plants can help to slow the pace and provide time to talk. Similarly, zoo animals provide fodder for observational sharing, a great, low-pressure way to connect. Getting into nature can be a great way to share a peaceful time together.[Read more…] about 12 Date Nights to Rekindle Romance
How to know if your marriage is “good enough”
I’m sometimes asked, “What brings people to couple’s therapy?”
Certainly, the most common complaint is around conflict. Some couples struggle with ongoing arguments, heated tempers, or issues of betrayal that need to be resolved for the relationship to thrive.
But there is another kind of couple I regularly see in my practice.
These are couples in stable and collaborative relationships that simply have no spark.[Read more…] about How to know if your marriage is “good enough”
Choosing to Experience More Peace
Life will always be complicated.
Life will always be miraculously simple.
So much of how we experience our lives comes down to what we choose to focus on.
Imagine this scenario: You just parked your car on the street near your office. Without looking, you open your car door, your mind full of your upcoming meetings and things you need to do. Unexpectedly, a bike messenger slams into the open car door, and tumbles to the ground.
This situation is both complicated and simple.[Read more…] about Choosing to Experience More Peace