Why wait for relationship happiness when you can jump-start the process? In the exercises from our past few posts, you’ve tuned into the deepest parts of yourself. Perhaps you discovered new aspects of your personality and behavior. Maybe you took a closer look at certain traits you’ve spent your life trying to ignore. You might […]
With all the turmoil happening in the world around us, each of us can benefit from learning how to create calmness within. Let’s start learning about your still point, the quiet place inside you where you are free of turmoil, self-judgment, and real-life pressures.
Why Me? Can’t we just fix the relationship? If, like most people, what you really want to do is fix your relationship right now, why are you asked to focus on yourself? You know what the problems are, and if your partner would change, so would your relationship. You’re probably thinking: Why start from square […]
One of the issues with relationships we deal with most often is incomplete communication – things that couples want each other to know, but that they don’t say directly. Today we’re talking about what we’ve learned that men want women to know, which they generally will not say out loud. This “insider information” […]
Couples always ask us to teach them communication skills. Usually they are having trouble understanding where their partners are coming from. Their communication breaks down quickly when the broach a topic they disagree about. They cannot understand how they get caught in what we call “the 0-60 ramp up phenomenon”: it takes a minute to […]
Savor life (and love) this summer. Summer is a time to kick-back, lighten up and be more carefree. I don’t know about you, but all month I’ve had that wonderful last-day-of-school feeling, which is a combination of relief, new-found freedom and excitement. I’m going with it and letting this recaptured feeling build. Summer seduces me […]
The demands of daily life can hijack your relationship if you take your eye off the prize — love. The couples we work with in our private intensive retreats want to get their relationships back on track. By the time they come to us, they feel disconnected. They’ve grown distant. They find themselves mired in […]
My husband, Jerry and I help couples heal their relationships, most often in a two- day, private retreat format. There are specific benefits all couples receive, regardless of the reason that initially brought them to us. Some couples come to stop their relationship from the slide into deterioration, others want us to weigh in on […]