One Wife’s Journey to Save Her Marriage After an Affair

In my role as psychologist and couples counselor, I work with many couples whose lives have been turned inside-out over an affair. Many of them want to heal from the wounds infidelity caused, and many of them do ultimately heal. Despite the fact that I have many years’ experience working with individuals who have been Read More

Reconnecting to Your Partner: How Your Relationship Can Heal You

All relationships vacillate between moments of connection and disconnection. It is through connection with our loved one that emotional healing can take place, that our old childhood wounds get reworked and closure is reached. In today’s post, relationship expert Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT, examines this important issue and identifies the specific elements of a healing Read More

Why Creating A Healthy Relationship Is Like Making A Movie

Today’s marriage and relationship advice post is written by guest expert, Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT. Thanks Lisa for sharing your experience and wisdom with my strengthen your relationship readers! As a couples therapist and an ex-Hollywood Assistant Director, I have unique insight into both careers. Throughout my twenties I ran around with youthful exuberance on Read More

Love and Fear: Learning to Love Fearlessly

We all exist in relationships (with loved ones, family, friends, co-workers, neighbors, etc.), and it is within these relationships that we often learn valuable life lessons. And one of the most important lessons that our relationships impart to us is the lesson of how to be in relationship. People hunger for relationship help information about Read More

Relationship Help For Men: Why Empathy is Central in Your Relationship

Today’s blog post is written by guest expert, Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT A  recent article in ScienceDaily.com is titled, “Women Happier in Relationships Where Men Feel Their Pain.” Those of us in the field of relationship therapy have known that empathy is a cornerstone of a healthy, connected relationship. However, men and women actually want Read More

Why Couples Need to Practice Acceptance

(In today’s guest blog post, Barbara Peters explores an issue that is essential to building a healthy marriage/relationship: How to make mutual acceptance a regular part of your relationship.) While it might be easy to accept the big abstract philosophies and universal truths our partners spout from time to time, it can be irritatingly difficult Read More

5 Communication Strategies for Couples by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Today’s blog post is written by guest expert, Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT Whether you’re in a new dating relationship, engaged or married for years, one of the fundamental elements of a solid relationship foundation is communication. The following tips can only help to improve communication and thus the quality of your relationship. “You tell each Read More