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[…]

Should I Stay in this Relationship?

This is again, one of the No. 1 questions that patients want to know in Sex therapy sessions. Of all of the issues of love, lust, libido, relationship, sex and intimacy in relationship… most everyone at one time or another asks this question. My response is, that with faith, love and hope, anything worth fighting[…]

The Black and White Cookie Syndrome!

I’ve been away visiting with my daughter in New York City. She is a young doctor in the city and among the ranks of those “dating” in Manhattan. Over breakfast one morning, we were discussing the issues of relationship and what attracts people to one another. There seem to be some basic correlations in the[…]