The Blind Spot

As the evening had been growing long, the gathering was winding down.  Some…


The Avoidant Partner

Some people avoid intimacy.  Strangely, these people still form intimate…


The Quiet Man Who Shares Little

Who is that quiet mystery man?  He barely says a word.  His icy silence offers…


Emotional Safety

Marriage is a wonderful institution.  But who would want to live in an…


Did You Mean Intimacy or Sex?

It is held as a good value.  When it is missing, romantic partners complain of…


Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying

Published: New York Times December 17, 2006 (Added to by Andrew Aaron, LICSW)…


Openness to Influence

Imagine if you need changes from your spouse or partner, such as spending more…


Here Comes the Judge

Keeping a romantic bond close and positive is hard. With the rigors of daily…


Offer Understanding Not Advice

There are many different ways to love.  While all of them have value, each has…