February 13, 2015

The Conversation Every Couple Should Have on Valentine’s Day

No matter how you celebrate Valentine’s Day, be it at a trendy new restaurant or a home cooked meal, make Love Maps part of the evening.  Love mapping is a phrase used in Gottman Method Couples Therapy that means asking open-ended questions to better know the internal world of your […]
December 3, 2014

5 Things We Love About Our Couples Weekend Workshop

In October we put on another Art and Science of LoveWeekend Workshop.  It was our biggest workshop to date.  As we reflected on the success of the workshop we realized there are many reasons we love this work. 1.  We love seeing couples committed to working on their relationships.  At this workshop […]
August 18, 2014

Is Facebook the Source of Relationship Problems?

The recently published study of Facebook participants and how emotions can spread across social networks caused a big stir.  The researchers called it “emotional contagion”, meaning that our moods are affected by our friend’s posts. That study is the tip of the iceberg on how social media affects us.  As […]
July 2, 2014

Houston, We Have a Problem

This is Houston, say again, please.  Houston, we have a problem . . . our marriage is failing and we need help . . . fast.  Failure is not an option. Forgive my embellishment of these famous movie quotes from Tom Hanks and Ed Harris in Apollo 13, one of my all-time favorite movies.  Having […]
February 7, 2014

Power, Respect and Influence . . . How Does Your Relationship Rate?

We are just a few years short of the century anniversary of the 19th Amendment that gave women the right to vote. Much has changed for women in the last 100 years and that has spilled over into changes in relationship dynamics. For example, in the early 60s men were not […]
November 13, 2013

Rituals of Connection Strengthen Relationships

Thanksgiving is upon us and that warms my heart.  Over the past 20 years my husband and I have unwittingly developed  rituals around this day of gratitude.  We honor his family tradition of tamales and football and my love of Brussels sprouts and my friend Mary, who has spent 18 of the last 20 […]