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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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Illinois Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Conference

Loving Bravely: Supporting Relational Self-Awareness as the Foundation for Love  
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3 Lessons You Should Have Learned in Sex Ed… But Didn’t

In the undergraduate class I teach at Northwestern University, we spend quite a bit of time discussing sex, and, year after year, I am struck by how many of my (bright and talented) students have not received a well-rounded and wholehearted education about sex. It seems that most of us have learned a whole lot […]
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Is Your Smartphone Killing Your Relationship?

Mobile communication is arguably the most significant technological advancement of the 21st  century, creating the opportunity for two people situated tens of thousands of miles apart to connect instantly. But at the same time, these handheld super computers can also drive interpersonal relationships apart, creating disengagement and separation between two people sitting at the same […]
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The Question Happy Couples Are Willing to Ask

In any relationship, conflict is inevitable. The difference between happy couples and unhappy couples is all about HOW they navigate the rough waters of conflict. So what is the million dollar question that happy couples are willing to ask? In that very moment when you are frustrated, angry or annoyed, stop and ask yourself, “What […]