Trust is such an important part of a relationship that once it has been broken, you can hardly rebuild it by just saying “sorry”. Rebuilding trust takes a lot of time and effort as well as making changes that enable forgiveness. You can’t easily restore a person’s trust especially if you two are in a […]
How to make our sexual connection more fulfilling?| Couples Counseling San Mateo
We are surrounded by various myths and fantasies about how fantastic sexual experiences either happen on their own or not. Given that sex is a natural phenomenon, why is it not seamless and free? For many couples it is one of the most challenging parts of their relationship. Despite the fact that sex can potentially […]
Telling Kids About Affairs | Couples Counseling San Mateo
Five questions to ask yourself before you decide whether to tell your kids about your spouse’s affair Handling the crisis of a spouse’s affair and the resulting divorce can be overwhelming. During this crisis, your actions can greatly affect you, your children and the family. One of the most difficult areas to navigate is what […]
Common questions about love and intimacy
This interview with Dr. Sue Johnson explains clearly what therapy provides couples facing various challenges. Please note her references to research about repair and bonding in a relationship.
What if our sexual desire is not compatible?
So many couples struggle with this issue. It makes each partner feel misunderstood, lonely sad or angry. Couples often expect that the love that got them together will carry them through their relationship without disappointments, rejections and hurt feelings. Michele Weiner-Davis, MSW sheds light on what lies beneath this particular question in this TedxCU video. […]
What Happens After Marriage | Couples Counseling San Mateo
Couples Counseling San Mateo Many couples are married, but not all married couples feel like a couple. What makes the difference? In his new film 112 Weddings, Doug Block goes back in time to meet some of the 112 couples whose big days he’s filmed. For many, there’s been happiness; for others divorce, illness and […]
Divorce Coaching |10 Requests Children of Divorce Want Their Parents
Your children are often flooded with emotions and concerns they cannot articulate during and after a divorce. Here are the 10 Requests that children of DIVORCE have for their parents Do not talk badly about my other parent—this makes me feel torn apart. Do not talk to me about child support—it makes me feel guilty […]
Why do men and women have affairs? | Couples Counseling San Mateo
It turns out that 4 in 10 marriages are challenged by affairs; and it also turns out that more than half of American marriages survive the affair. Dr Shirley Glass interviewed thousands of people at airports and other places and found that good people in good marriages are having affairs. In her book “Not Just […]