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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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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 […]
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I Went to See About a Girl: Career Detours in the Name of Love

In the movie Good Will Hunting, Will Hunting, played by Matt Damon, is in therapy with Sean Maguire, played by Robin Williams. Will is a young man at a crossroads. The woman he loves is off to California for graduate school, and he has to decide whether or not he should go with her. He has to decide whether […]
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3 Things You Should Never Say to Your Romantic Partner

If you want to grow vegetables, the soil in your garden needs a healthy ratio of nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium.* Your romantic relationship also has a formula for success. Research by Dr. John Gottman has found that we need a 5:1 ratio of positive to negative interactions with our intimate partner in order for love […]