117: Why Making Excuses Hurts Your Relationship

It's easy to rationalize the negative ways we talk or act toward our partner. In fact, rationalizing bad behavior often leads to conflict and the eroding of a relationship. Listen to this episode to learn why excuses and rationalizations creep into even the best of marriages, and how help couples identify and eliminate them. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn why it's so hard to be

2017-10-18T10:11:19+00:00 October 18th, 2017|

116: Affair Proof Your Relationship

The incidence of infidelity in the United States is greater than 50%. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to realize that we're doing something wrong. A huge part of preventing infidelity is communication with your partner. For example, have you communicated your deepest sexual desires to your partner without fear of judgement? Today's show will outline the steps to share feelings like this and to affair proof your relationship. In this

2017-10-11T11:15:50+00:00 October 11th, 2017|

111: Conflict Happens – Learn How to Deal With It

Dr. Bernard Golden, the founder of Anger Management Education in Chicago, has been a practicing psychologist for almost forty years. He is the author of Overcoming Destructive Anger: Strategies That Work, Unlock Your Creative Genius and Healthy Anger: How to help children and teens manage their anger. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Learn how you and your partner can manage your anger for a happier relationship. Understand that

2017-09-09T16:09:03+00:00 September 6th, 2017|

110: Progress Over Perfection

If you're a perfectionist or you're in a relationship with one, today's interview with Darlene Lancer will be essential for your relationship. As we share in the interview, we struggle with this topic in our own relationship. Chase can be a perfectionist, and although he is perfect to me, there are times when it can negatively impact our relationship. However, after talking with Darlene, we both feel more equipped to handle

2017-09-09T16:16:56+00:00 August 30th, 2017|

109: Stop Disagreements From Turning Into Fights

Jeremy Sherman, Ph.D., M.P.P. researches and writes about decision-making from the origins of life to everyday life. He has written over 1100 articles on practical decision-making for his Psychology Today blog: Ambigamy: Insights for the deeply romantic and deeply skeptical and has a book coming out with Columbia University Press this October: Neither Ghost Nor Machine, the emergence and nature of selves. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that

2017-09-09T13:22:45+00:00 August 23rd, 2017|

108: Is Facebook Damaging Your Relationship?

Dr. Zack Carter is an assistant professor of communication at Taylor University. His teaching and research efforts are conducted through the lens of social psychology. His areas of expertise are marriage fidelity, relationship development/management, the self, nonverbal communication, persuasion, social influence, and social media. Specifically, Dr. Carter is passionate about helping married couples, and those looking to marry, avoid blind spots in their communication with the opposite sex, face-to-face, online, and

2017-09-09T13:11:18+00:00 August 16th, 2017|

105: Dealing with Emotional Triggers and Thinking Separately

Dr. Ilene S. Cohen, Ph.D., is a psychotherapist and blogger, and teaches in the Department of Counseling at Barry University. Shes a regular contributor to Psychology Today, and her work has appeared in Psych Central and Tiny Buddha. Her practice is fueled by her passion for helping people achieve their goals, build a strong sense of self and lead fulfilling and meaningful lives. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics

2017-07-26T03:54:45+00:00 July 26th, 2017|

103: How Trauma Affects Our Relationships

Kristen Holbrook is a Registered Clinical Counsellor based in Coquitlam, BC. Kristen offers both individual and couples counseling in her private practice. She has specialized training in the area of trauma and has been trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). In addition to her private practice work, Kristen provides counseling to women who have experienced historical and domestic abuse in an agency setting. In this episode we discuss relationship

2017-07-13T00:20:21+00:00 July 12th, 2017|

102: Controlling the Emotional Freight Train

Maureen Hosier is a licensed psychologist, specializing in the troubled dynamics of individuals in their romantic relationships and in their family and work place relationships. Maureen and her sister, Berta Hosier Conger, co-authored two books titled, You'll Do Anything for Her and You'll Do Anything for Him. They look at a common issue for many in relationship, both men and women, who give up themselves to make the relationship work. They

2017-07-05T11:54:44+00:00 July 5th, 2017|

98: Turning Conflict Into Passion

Thea & Duane Harvey are marriage and family therapists specializing in Imago Relationship Therapy. They have been married 10 years and have a thriving couples therapy practice in Santa Monica, California. They believe that novelty, pleasure and romance are the keys to creating a lasting joyous connection. In this episode we discuss relationship advice topics that include: Why success in your relationship can be measured by the number of difficult conversations

2017-06-13T22:45:01+00:00 June 7th, 2017|