Tag Archives: Marriage

Why Some Marriages Are Sexless

For those living in a sexless marriage, touch, snuggling, kissing and even hugging are things of the past. Rejection, frustration, abandonment and a feeling of being unloved permeate these marriages.  How do so many marriages end up with sex taken off the table, never mind out of the bedroom? Both men and women can be rejected in sexless […]

What It Means To Not Like Sex

Humans are sexual beings. Our sexual nature is the cornerstone of who we are. Some like sex more than others. Some people have stronger sex drives than their partners. Often the issue with a couple is that women need to have intimacy to have sex and men need sex to be intimate with their partner.  There […]

One Oar in the Water

This past decade of high financial uncertainty and distress can affect relationships in ways that seem worthy of mention. When life as we know it is altered, as it has been for so many, it brings up a certain type of distress that can trigger deep, early, young places in us that can elicit a […]

4 Ways to Reconnect on Date Night

A romantic partnership is the foundation of a stable loving family. Try to let go of any guilt you may be feeling about spending time and/or money on yourselves. Remember, creating a stable family structure outweighs any short term discomfort your child (or you!) may have. The goal of date night is to feel connected […]

Are You My Mother?

I am often reminded of the Dr. Seuss children’s book written by P.D. Eastman, entitled, “Are You My Mother?” as I work with couples in my psychotherapy practice and contemplate the dynamics in my own marriage. In the book, a little bird questions different animal type mothers to see if perhaps she is his missing […]