10 things your therapist knows about you (that you wish your spouse knew).

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Therapists.  Admittedly, we tend to be a hippy dippy bunch.  Trained to pull from our vast understandings of neurology and human nature, we spend years developing virtually bottomless capacities for empathy.  Just kidding.  I mean, yes there is a little of that, but it also helps … Continue reading

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Make a Super Manly Starlight Costume for Your Husband (Since You are Being Rainbow Brite for Halloween)

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Rainbow Brite:  Every October since college, I have imagined, just for a night, rolling around in smiles and stripes to become some version of this childhood icon.  This year, I finally fulfill my decade-long dream… Adult costume party to attend:  Check. Striped Socks … Continue reading

4 Ways Our Pasts Affect Our Current Relationships

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Kent, a retired army commander, often discussed his marital struggles in therapy: “Doc, get this:  Marianne said she needed to take a business trip to Chicago with a male coworker. I did just like you would have told me to do- I calmly asked her not … Continue reading

The Loyalty Dilema: Caught Between the Wife and the Mother

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Dear male readers (all seven of you.  Hint hint, please tag your husband and share this article.), Let’s talk about a little dilemma that I too-often hear about in couples therapy:  Your wife is pissed because you won’t tell your overbearing/judgmental … Continue reading

Reader Asks: My stepson’s father sucks.

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Reader Asks: I have a step son who while isn’t “special needs,” he has anxiety and general effort issues. He certainly requires more time and energy than my kids to motivate and disciple. That however is not why I write … Continue reading

Ode to the anxious person’s spouse.

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Dear spouse of a person whose nerves are raw, You are a vision of patience and deserve an applause. How sweetly you listen to Web MD’s diagnosis, When your spouse knows she has deep vein thrombosis. Hail to you when you don’t roll your eyes, When your partner … Continue reading

5 reasons your husband is on Ashley Madison

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This is for the thousands of [mostly] women who recently spelled-out their husband’s email in that little box on the computer screen …. click click click…. and were horrified to see the results…. Here are 5 reasons your husband has an Ashley Madison account: 1) Your … Continue reading