November 25, 2014

By the time many couples come in for counseling, their relationship goodwill has been depleted. Each partner has made spoken (or unspoken) requests of his or her partner, only to be disappointed time and time again. One partner makes a request, expressing its importanc...

October 11, 2014

In our book, Love With Intention, we encourage couples to refrain from giving their partner advice or offering their opinion unless specifically asked.  Recently, studies out of the University of Iowa found that the more partners give unwanted advice, the less satisfac...

September 11, 2014

Most people have heard the statement, “If you can’t say anything nice don’t say anything at all,” mainly because it has been passed down from one generation to the next. What does this statement really mean, especially as it relates to relationships? As a kid, I found...

July 7, 2014

As newborn infants, touch is the first sense we acquire. Touch is so important to the developmental needs of children, that there is a phenomenon known as "failure to thrive" to describe the delayed development (and sometimes loss) of children who are deprived of touch...

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