Great Relationships

From 1986 – 2008 I was a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in private practice. This is the first in a series of columns about what I learned during that adventure. No one ever gets married with the intention of having a marriage that does not work. Yet so many people find themselves in that […]

Life Phrases About Relationships

I pump energy into my relationships. The great killer of affiliations and kinships is to take them for granted. I liken this to the energy that holds the universe together. That energy is often called gravity. While gravity certainly exists, it is not well understood. But somehow, the entire Universe is under the influence of […]

Relationship Advice

The way we act in a relationship is based on a number of factors. Unfortunately, some of these factors will be good and others not so good. But regardless of how they would be classified, overall, they determine the way we are, the way we behave in a relationship. If your relationship isn’t all you […]

How to Be Successful With Women

As the first of nine children, it’s fair to say that having a sister within a year of me has provided 37 years of ongoing insight and experience into interacting with women. In addition, my 20 plus years as an adult in the workforce have consistently revealed a self-perpetuating patriarchal mindset that asserts men are […]

All The Secrets About Relationships

A happy relationship is one of the best things life can offer; it is difficult to maintain lasting happiness. Unsolved problems can ruin your life; good feelings will be only a memory. Relationship counseling can help to have lasting harmony, truly resolving your problems. Relationship counseling can also teach you how to keep love and […]

My Family Rules About Relationships

Family and Cultural Scripts When you were born into your family you were presented with your ‘script’ or pre’script’ion for life. Just like an actor on stage works from a script, so do you. Most of us don’t even realize that subconsciously we accept and live out our ‘script’ without any conscious knowledge of what we are […]

Success is All About Relationships

A part of achieving success is to consider the value and importance of sound relationships. In every area of your life you will encounter relationships. Why relationships? Because we are human beings, and as human beings we are designed to interact with other human beings. This involves relationships. Without the appropriate skills and knowledge to […]

About Relationship and Structure in Marriage

Christian Marriage is the model from which western marriage is explained. The unique “one-flesh” relationship and family structure described by Jesus Christ and the early church writers create the godly marriage, where both husband and wife are able to resist the seduction of worldly ideas and destructive temptations. As western culture forgets its roots, the […]

About Relationships

Men and women differ a great deal in the number of emotions they carry and even in the way they deal with the emotions they have. Most men usually tend to be less emotional and less expressive than most women. Whenever a relationship is happy and fruitful, it lasts longer. For some even this might […]


When do you start to change the family dynamics? Is it you or the children to change? Within each family there are different situation that is played out each day and it is sometimes difficult for the families to understand or heal their differences. Some of these family dynamic are the parents are not satisfy […]

Nurturing the Gift of Relationships

Barbara Streisand sang, “People, people who need people, are the luckiest people in the world.” If it is true that people need people, then one should wonder: — Why stress over maintaining relationships? — Why the excuse that you are too busy to call or visit loved ones? — Why the feeling of being overburdened […]

It’s About Relationship

By the time I was born (1951), 90{61b85cf53e624da00390891d67c3fa0d3bb8db5d98c4a1999b50860858dcfcc6} of my environment was composed of things gleaned from information, not nature. (Maybe 99{61b85cf53e624da00390891d67c3fa0d3bb8db5d98c4a1999b50860858dcfcc6}, I grew up in Brooklyn!) As such, the vast majority of my decisions have been based on what my head thinks, rather than what my heart knows. My ancestors, for example, were indigenous […]

It Is All About Relationships

As a local business, you face constant pressures from big “box” stores and other national companies that compete for your customers on price and selection. They sell things cheaper than you can buy them for, they run multi-million dollar marketing campaigns and they have more items in their stores than you could ever hope for. […]

to Ask Your Child About Your Family

Sometimes in the daily business of parenting and family life, our conversations become focused on all those tasks to be done, the rules, the humdrum of life, the ordinary and the mundane; those emotionless directives or comments that do nothing to create intimacy or a real connection between family members. And it’s easy to presume […]


It can be incredibly hard when visiting your family, as you might not have a great relationship with them. Your significant other might not get along with them either, and this is a problem that is known worldwide. How do you handle the thanksgiving dinners? Do you even have to deal with it? It really […]