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 […]

Why It’s So Hard to Sincerely Apologize – and How to Move Past It

Let’s be honest – sometimes an apology seems more like an obligation. When you feel obligated to apologize, it can make you insincere. And while an insincere apology may help to move you past an argument once or twice, eventually your partner will get fed up and start refusing to accept your half-hearted apologies. This […]

In Divorce, Don’t Let Power Shift to the Kids

Divorce will throw your family dynamic into a tailspin. That’s normal. But you must eventually regain your footing, or it can result in a long-term power imbalance. You may find that your children are in charge – instead of you and your ex! This isn’t good for anyone. Children need limits. They need guidance. This […]

Why Compromise and Negotiation Are Crucial Skills for Marital Bliss

Even if you’re the most enlightened person in the world, you’re going to have some preconceived notions when you enter into a long-term relationship. Since you’re working as a doctor, clearly your partner will stay home with the kids. Or every year you’ll vacation for two weeks in Hawaii. Or your partner will handle the […]

The Power of Authenticity: Share Who You Are to Strengthen Your Connection

There is one word that never seems to go away during relationship counseling: communication. Sometimes it feels like the only word that exists in relationship counseling. Good communication is the central solution for struggling relationships. If you master it, you can navigate any problem. You can truly achieve marital bliss. However, consider this: a recent […]