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Date Night: Useful Relationship Tool or Useless Relationship Cliché?

In the movie “Date Night” starring Steve Carell and Tina Fey, a couple who is married with young children decides they need to do something to get out of their romantic rut. In true Hollywood style, their date takes them … Continue reading

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How Parenting Turned Me into a Cry Baby

I’m driving home from work one Friday afternoon. It’s only 2pm, but the traffic is a slow crawl as I exit onto the outer loop of the Baltimore Beltway. I’m feeling frustrated and impatient because I thought I left early … Continue reading

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Can I Raise an Appreciative Child?

I’m sitting on the couch with my eight year old son trying to plan out our day. Thinking aloud, I say, “It looks like a good day for the park. What do you say?” In a monotone response, he says, … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway? When relationships are in trouble.

It is day four of my intensive training conference in Emotionally Focused Therapy, one of the most successful types of therapy for couples according to outcome studies. I’m excited about what I’ve learned and how I can bring this powerful … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: A Survival Guide

Next week is Valentine’s Day and I’m already gathering the requisite supplies to send in to school with my children:  shoe boxes, red construction paper, heart stickers.  Being in elementary school, they are still of an age where they will … Continue reading

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I Love You but I’m Not “In Love” With You

   If only I had a dollar every time I heard this phrase in my work with couples.  So what do people mean when they say this?  Usually they are making a distinction between a caring, tender kind of love … Continue reading

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Who am I and what am I doing here?

I am asking myself this question as a sit down to write this first blog post.  I have to admit I’ve been intimidated by the idea of starting a blog and joining my voice to the millions of others on … Continue reading

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