Love and Affection in Your Relationship

SYR Podcast # 11 Session Notes  (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) Love and affection go hand-in-hand. At least in theory they do. The reality is that many couples love each other yet despite their love, there is little-to-no affection in their relationship. It’s a curious phenomenon when we love someone (often Read More

The Lonely Marriage: The Pain of Feeling Alone in a Relationship

SYR Podcast # 10 Session Notes  (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) “Tears do not burn except in solitude.” ~ Emil Cioran You probably aren’t a stranger to loneliness. We’ve all felt lonely at some point in our lives, especially after a painful breakup or when we wanted to feel close to Read More

Affair Recovery Growth: What Infidelity Can Teach Us about Relationships

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SYR Podcast # 7 Session Notes  (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) Affair Recovery Growth: What Infidelity Can Teach Us about Relationships Over the years I’ve worked with many couples recovering from an affair. Some of these couples were struggling with emotional affair recovery, many with sexual infidelity. In either case, the Read More

Communication Barriers: Are Your Words Hurting Your Relationship?

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SYR Podcast # 6 Session Notes  (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) The power of words can’t be overestimated. Undoubtedly, they impact people. They stir feelings and cause us to react. Sometimes the impact is immediate and dramatic. At other times, the language we use shapes our relationships in subtle ways. But this Read More

Is Arguing Good For Your Relationship/Marriage?

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SYR Podcast # 5 Session Notes (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) Can conflict be good for your relationship? It’s easy for most of us to recall a couple we knew whose divorce or breakup shocked us. Our surprise may stem from the fact that the couple got along so well. They Read More

What is emotional intimacy? And why is it important to your relationship?

SYR Podcast # 3 Session Notes (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) What is emotional intimacy? And why is it central to a healthy relationship or marriage? Emotional Intimacy Primer What is unique about intimate relationships, as compared with the other relationships in our lives, is that emotional connection and closeness are Read More

Why Do Couples Go To Couples Counseling?

SYR Podcast # 2 Session Notes (Scroll down to end of notes for podcast audio) Why do couples make the decision to go into couples counseling? This is the question we address today in the Strengthen Your Relationship podcast. Many couples never enter the office of a marriage therapist. Their relationship may work well so Read More