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Open Letter to Millennial Men who Love Women: Hookup Culture Sucks for You Too

Dear Millennial Men who Love Women, I must confess. I spend a lot of time teaching about, writing about, talking about, and generally trying to figure out your sex life. Seems like a weird gig for a 40-something suburban wife and mother, right? I know quite a bit about what makes you tick because you […]
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You voted for who?! 10 Strategies for Creating a Peaceful Thanksgiving

This post originally appeared in the Loving Bravely blog on Psychology Today: Thanksgiving has always carried with it opportunities for differences of opinion, rehashing of the past, and, of course, moments of awkwardness. But this year feels especially precarious! I have been having a lot of conversations with folks who are carrying major trepidation about […]
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Loving Across Party Lines

This post originally appeared in the Loving Bravely blog on Psychology Today: Our nation is swimming in a sea of emotions in the wake of the 2016 election results. In the coming days, week, and months, we will be working– individually and collectively– to make sense of it all. However, for some couples, that reckoning […]
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Love Is a Classroom

This post originally appeared in the Loving Bravely blog on Psychology Today: Romantic relationships grow us. They change us. Romantic relationships provide us with a powerful crucible for personal transformation. When we “catch feelings,” we become vulnerable. For better and for worse, the words and actions of our intimate partner carry a kind of weight […]