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We Just Went Over The Holidays; You Want Me To Go Again?

“Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity and honor.” Proverbs 21:21. The Bible “Do not let kindness and truth leave you; …. So you will find favor and good repute in the sight of God and man.” Proverbs 3:3, 4. The Bible We’ve just celebrated the ancient religious holidays of Christmas and Hanukkah. Now… Read More ›

I Haven’t Had Such A Good Laugh Since ______!

“Laughter is an instant vacation.” Milton Berle One of my brothers-in-law read my last post,”What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner,” and remarked that I hadn’t included humor in my list of desirable characteristics. That remark hit home. I use humor on a daily basis. So, of course, I included “Is… Read More ›

What Do You Mean? I Think That I’m a Great Partner

The unexamined life is not worth living.    Socrates Would you like a partner who demonstrates these attributes – Kindly tells the truth; isn’t deceitful even though it would be convenient. Doesn’t steal; respects what belongs to others. Courageously does what’s right even though it’s obviously hard. Quickly admits when he/she is wrong and makes… Read More ›

You Call This Communication? I Think, “Not!”

Whatever words we utter should be chosen with care for people will hear them and be influenced by them for good or ill. Buddha “We need to talk.” “Why, we’ll fight?” “Just listen!” Do any of the above sound familiar? Maybe you could add to the list? A lot of people come to my office… Read More ›

Forgive the ___________? Are you insane?

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. Mahatma Gandhi Yes! To be healthy you’ve got to do it – you need to let go of resentment, anger and bitterness. You need to find a way to stop feeling angry and resentful because the feelings carry a poison with them; it’s… Read More ›

What’s Most Important in a Relationship

“Unless you love someone nothing else makes sense.” Anonymous So, if you want to have a great relationship, what’s most important? What comes to mind? A large number of my patients might say, “good communication”. But, what do you think is foundational to having a healthy relationship with your partner? My vote goes to freely loving… Read More ›

Let’s Work Together to Build Great Relationships

When it comes to people no one can have all the answers. I think that it makes sense to work together toward understanding the truth about why some couples seem to be truly happy together while others split up or live together miserably. Some people truly seem to love each other after 40 – 50… Read More ›