Narcissism and Relationships

Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., writes how narcissism can damage relationships.  In fact, a narcissist may not even realize the damage that they are causing until it is too late and the relationship is over. Even then, they don’t understand how the role they are playing hinders their ability to have a meaningful relationship. Whitbourne notes… Read more »

Rebuilding Trust

Knowing that your partner had an affair and was unfaithful is very hurtful. However, there are ways that both of you can rebuild trust and eventually restore your relationship. Be mindful with whom you talk to about this. Naturally, you’ll need to get things off your chest, but pick someone who will be supportive and is… Read more »

Ideas for Surviving Your 1st Year of Marriage

The first year of marriage can bring unexpected challenges for any couple. That’s why Monica Gabriel Marshall, writing for Verily, has some proactive ideas for couples. The first suggestion is being aware of how to manage conflict. When we get into arguments it’s easy to get sucked into the conflict. Or, as Marshall notes for… Read more »

My Article in HuffPost-Will He Cheat Again? 3 Red Flags to Watch Out For

It’s happened. The worst thing you could’ve possibly imagined in your marriage – your husband cheated.

He claims he is sorry and will never betray you again, and he is begging you to trust him. The problem is: You aren’t sure if you can do that. The bottom has fallen out of your world, and you’ve spent every ounce of energy you have trying to decide if you are willing to try again.

To make things worse, your husband has been sending you mixed signals. Much as he claims he wants to make the relationship work, he keeps doing things that seem shady to you. You’re confused, because he seems to be sincerely trying to recommit to you, but these particular actions make you question if he “gets” how much he has hurt you.

From Throwing Shade to Giving Praise: My Post-Election Apology to Millennials

After vacillating between disbelief and despair for a week, anger is kicking in and people are looking for ways to resist the Trumpocalypse. This is where I humbly apologize to Millennials. I’ve made fun of your work ethic: job hopping, talking to senior management like equals, getting sidetracked by social media and (eye roll) needing… Read more »