Happy Valentine’s Day – The True Meaning of Love

ALL I REALLY NEED IS LOVE, BUT A LITTLE CHOCOLATE NOW AND THEN DOESN’T HURT ~ Lucy Van Pelt – ‘Peanuts’ That time of year is once again upon us where our women and men are expected to show their love and affection for one another. The burden however is in reality, truly placed on[…]

What’s up with the Hookup?

It seems that Online Dating has become the most common if not the only resource for dating nowadays. Unless of course you want to consider meeting that special someone in Church,a  local MeetUp groups or a random encounter in daily life. Let’s get real though–what are the chances of meeting that one special person, the[…]

Fear Based Love

I often hear the term, “”… usually in the context of conversations about “things just didn’t work out”. These “things”, usually attributed to the other person, seemingly have led to the demise of their most recent relationships. Yes, it’s true that many people in relationship are afraid to commit in the beginnings of just getting[…]

Help! I’ve Fallen (IN LOVE) and I Can’t Get Up!

While on a social networking site that I also post articles on, I came across another member’s recent post describing her overwhelming feelings of pain and angst over a lost love. Her powerful writings described feelings of falling hard, unrequited love, yearnings for comfort, tossing blindly and her willingness to walk into the fire to[…]

Getting the Relationship You Want!

Everyone’s talking about this “relationship stuff” in Starbucks, on the subway, at the local restaurants and bars on Friday nights. Does anyone have a good relationship, or for that matter… a Great Sex Life? As a Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Sexologist, of course I have an opinion! Although many couples present in therapy[…]

Little Red Riding Hood Syndrome

“I am not a fair weather friend”… said the wolf to little red riding hood, as he slipped his arm around her shoulders and handed her a cup of tea… Margaret was astounded and angry at her own foolishness for falling for her latest boyfriends smooth lines. She was a sophisticated, well educated and quite[…]

“Love” On A Sunday Afternoon

The continued search for signs of intelligent life through meeting, greeting and all the preliminary rituals of dating love on a Sunday afternoon. We are so action oriented that we think of love as something to do. With Valentines day soon approaching, I thought some deep hearted comments about love, dating and the appropriate-and inappropriate[…]

Rules of Engagement

The old adage of something or another being one’s “Bread and Butter” has been around for a long time. Perhaps this is simply another soon to become ancient jewel, its prolific meaning to be covered in cobwebs, lost to the English language forever. However, in relationship therapy, the mainstay of dynamics of relationship, sex, intimacy[…]