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The Meaningful Conversation Most Couples are NOT Having

Just because we don’t talk about something, it doesn’t mean it’s not there. In my work as a couple therapist, and as a professor who trains people to do couple therapy, I have found a relationship dynamic that often gets overlooked. We do not talk nearly enough about the impact of power on our romantic […]
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Caught Between Two Loves? Here are three questions you can ask yourself to help get unstuck.

Consider these scenarios: Madeline has been married to Ron for 7 years, and she’s having an affair with Quinton. The chemistry with Quinton is amazing, and he says that he’s ready for Madeline to end her marriage and build a life with him. Ron is a good man, but she feels a million miles away from him. […]
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The #1 Quality to Look for in a Romantic Partner

If you are in the dating world, you are processing a lot of information. You are a researcher of sorts, making sense of a large amount of data. You are evaluating yourself, asking questions like: Am I emotionally ready for a relationship? How attractive am I to a potential romantic partner? How will I know […]
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HOW to Create an Intergenerational Love Dialog With Your Millennial

New research indicates that young adults are longing for time and space with their parents to talk about love, and in my previous post, “Parents, Your Millennial Wants to Talk with You about Love,” we explored why it is so important (and so difficult!) for parents to talk with their young adult kids about romantic […]
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Parents, Your Millennial Kid Wants to Talk With You about Love

A new report confirms what my students have been telling me for years—millennials want to talk with their parents about love! A team of researchers at Harvard University gathered data about the love lives of over 3,000 young adults (ages 18 to 25-year-olds) and found: 65% of these young adults wished that they had received […]