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Give Love to Receive Love

“I feel unloved.” It is a common sentiment expressed by my clients. Sometimes they even believe their spouses love them. They may even know it to be true. But they don’t feel it. And that matters. When you don’t feel the affection of your partner, it can cause you to drift away over time. You […]

Time Together vs. Time Apart: Which Is More Important?

How much time should a couple spend together? Apart? That’s the tug and pull of many couples. Too much time together could make one partner feel suffocated. Too much time apart could make one partner feel isolated. So how much time is best? There’s something most couples overlook that I’m going to share. But first, […]

Curb the Urge to Lash Out at Your Spouse

How to Curb the Urge to Lash Out at Your Spouse

Your spouse says something that rubs you the wrong way. Or forgets to do the dishes… again. Your mind starts a downward spiral. Your whole body tenses up. And before you know it… you’ve lashed out at them. Anger can be a hard thing to control. But it is never helpful. All it does is […]

passover relationship tips

6 Relationship Tips for a Happier Passover

Pesach is here again! Passover is an exciting time to enjoy our family’s company and remember the importance of our faith. However, for many households hosting the Seder meal — and the family that will attend — the faith, optimism, and other lessons of Passover are pushed aside as we become focused on the logistics of the event. We […]

5 Rules for Discussing Finances with Your Spouse

It’s hard enough to budget as a single person. But when you add a spouse into the equation, money can quickly become a source of tension. Even if both partners are working and can afford to live comfortably, issues like savings, college funds, and healthcare may need to be arranged. Don’t put these conversations off […]

Prepare Your Marriage for Your First Child

Prepare Your Marriage for Your First Child

You and your spouse have probably already gone through a number of different changes over the course of your relationship. But whether it was getting married, buying a new home, or moving in together, you got through it and came out on the other side stronger and even more in love. Having your first child […]

How Date Night Can Keep Your Marriage Strong

Remember what it was like to go on dates before you were married to your partner? You got dressed up. You waited by the phone for the call. You sweated over all the big and little “mistakes” you made. And you felt a surge of joy when the two of you started to connect on […]

New York Couples Coach Is Couples Counseling Right for You

Is Couples Counseling Right for You?

No relationship is easy. Even when you and your partner are happy together, there is still effort required to keep your partnership afloat. That’s where a relationship coach comes in. If you haven’t been to a relationship coach before, it’s understandable to feel some hesitation about making an appointment. Is seeing a relationship coach worth […]

Why You Should Revisit Old Happy Memories Together

Maybe you and your partner have built a lovely home, raised beautiful children, or spent many years together. When you’re in a long-term relationship, it’s likely that you’ve done so much as a couple that you can’t remember everything that happened between the moment you first met and today. Revisiting (or even reliving) these moments […]

4 Tools for Being Empathetic with Your Partner

There’s no getting around it: if you want to continue to build and grow your relationship, you need empathy. Empathy is the ability to see what another person is seeing or feel what they are feeling, in order to get a better understanding of that person’s point of view. Obviously, this is easier said than […]