Dear Hurting One

Read More » Dear hurting wife one, Your family should not have mistreated you. Your home should be your castle, a place in which you feel safe and protected. A man has violated your trust. Whether it was a relative who abused you or a husband who left you, your pain is unimaginable.

Simple Strategies For Getting Your Happy Relationship On

As a psychologist, I’ve spent time with hundreds of unhappy couples. They usually arrive with many stories to tell about how their partner has upset and disappointed them. Rather than having them repeat their laundry list of complaints, I try to switch things up. Often, I ask them to tell me what their partner is concerned about. It’s interesting to watch how long they can talk about the other person without launching into their own version of events. Read More » When Sorry Isn’t Enough.

4 Things To Do When Forgiveness Feels Beyond Your Reach

I received a follow-up question from a male reader named “Krist”. I thought many of you could relate to his question so I asked him for permission to share my reply here. He agreed and offered for me to use his real (and uncommon) first name.   Krist wrote: In “When Sorry Isn’t Enough, Dr. […]

When Is It OK to Cut Off a Relationship?

A male reader named “Krist” posted an interesting question on our Facebook page. I thought others might have the same dilemma so I asked him for permission to share my reply here. He agreed and he offered for me to use his real (and uncommon) first name. Krist wrote: “I recently read the book you […]

What to Say When… Your Husband Hurts Your Feelings

Dana and Keith have been married for 3 months. During the two years that they dated, Keith had always been romantic and thoughtful. However, he was acting like a different person now that she had a wedding ring on her finger. Read More »