Hey, Can I Borrow Your Husband?

by: Patricia Bubash, M.Ed.

Hey, can I borrow your husband? Now, we know lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, cups of sugar are not unusual items for a friend or neighbor to ask us to lend out, but a husband? This presents a whole new spin on what one might “borrow."

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Lighten Up!

by: Tammy Greene

It is all so serious these days. Being a part of a newly blended family can make you feel stressed and busy. You are working hard trying to juggle all of the challenges that life and children bring. There is very little time or energy left for fun. Especially fun in your relationship.

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Back Into Dating (Online) - Increase the Chances of Being Clicked!

by: Rossana Condoleo

We all end up using online dating services, at least once in our life. After separation/divorce it becomes almost obvious: the art of appealing for the sake of attracting a partner in our life has become as abstract as one Kandinsky´s Paint. Moreover, time seems never to be enough, especially in the midst of big divorce-generated changes, to just go out and make casual acquaintances.

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Can You Let Go of Grudges After Divorce?

by: Rosalind Sedacca, CCT

Divorce can be a major stumbling block to our happiness and personal growth. Holding grudges and resentments have been proven to be harmful to your physical health and emotional well-being – not to mention the psychological effects on your children. Forgiveness is a productive way to move forward, detach from the past and let go of lingering hurts so you can experience a healthier, more promising future – and protect your children from toxic parenting.

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Use the Restaurant to Your Advantage

by: Tasher

I may not be a man, but I will be the first to tell you that both men and women risk their safety when they go on a first date with a stranger. I would even go as far as to say that men are even slightly more at risk than women.

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More Than Just Mars Versus Venus

by: Toni Coleman, LCSW, CMC

I am a 30 something woman who has been married for 3 years. My spouse and I have always seemed like the perfect match and our relationship grew quickly, was free of drama and seemed to be “made in heaven.” There was one potential issue that we both believed was a non-issue- we come from different religious backgrounds.

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Stay Connected!

by: Tammy Greene

Let’s face it, life is crazy. Trying to keep up with the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives is overwhelming. Work, family commitments, school, soccer, dance classes, friends, health, birthday parties, holidays, babies, and so on. Sometimes we look back on the week and wonder where it went.

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Part 2: It's OK to Ask Your Spouse to Change! Part 2

by: Gary Stokes

What Couples Talk About in the Emergent Marriage: Summary of Part One: Married men and women who rate their marriages as “above average” or “way above average,” spend a lot of time talking to each other about their favorite topics—family, work, plans for the future, their relationship, and other personal interests.

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21 Hot Dating Tips to Finding Mr. or Mrs. Right

by: Joanie Winberg

1) Before dating again- take the time to rediscover who you really are.

2) Be yourself. Be the person you are trying to attract.

3) Date with the intention of having fun and letting go of any expectations.

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Promises, Promises

by: Gary Stokes

This is a letter to my granddaughter as she planned her marriage at 19: Dear Madie, As you know, I’ve been through the marriage ceremony several times.

My wives and I made quite a few promises that we were unable to keep.

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Improving Your Listening Skills

by: Allison Lloyd, MS, LMFT

Many of my clients explain that they often find themselves having a hard time effectively listening to their partners or to other important loved ones.

As human beings it can be easy to block your partner out (I like to call this “spacing out”), to rehearse your response instead of listening to what is being said, to pass judgment, to filter what you are hearing, etc.

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