When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
My most recent article in Counseling Today magazine examines how sexual addiction impacts couples and how counseling can help both partners on the path to recovery. I was particularly intrigued by a book one of my sources, Barbara Steffens, co-authored, Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal. Read more »
This week I was lucky to be quoted in the WashingtonPost.com "On Parenting" blog, written and curated by Janice D'Arcy. We spoke about the challenges new parents face when trying to make thoughtful decisions about long-held family traditions. It was fun to have the chance to really think through the ways that therapy - Imago therapy, in particular - can help conceptualize the unconscious patterns reignited by family events. Read more »
Many of us make it to adulthood with the belief that a perfect relationship means zero conflict, and we often funnel this belief into our parenting style. Read more »
O Magazine just released a commemorative edition listing her favorite all-time "Aha" momenRead more »
I read this interesting article today about how Hollywood's preoccupation with reconciliation stories may be impacting kids' expectations about separation/divorce. My favorite line might be this one:
"...Hollywood has always been interested in extreme and unlikely tales. Happy marriages are almost as uncommon in movies as rational divorces." Read more »
In this month's Georgetowner column I address the very human act of judging another person's relationship choices. We all think we know best, but it's a rare event when that kind of verdict is both neutral and welcome. Read the full article here.