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 […]
November 5, 2013

How Does Weight Gain Affect Couples?

“You’ve gained so much weight . . . I am no longer attracted to you”. More than 34%  of Americans are now obese and it has become a national epidemic.  Co-morbidities related to obesity, like diabetes, often take the spotlight but weight issues have deleterious effects on relationships as well. Weight […]