Tag | Relationships

Practical Tools for Enhancing Our Relational Competence

Earlier today, I had the honor to present the last lecture in the series of presentations for the second generation which I have been doing since August 2020, together with my friend and colleague Dr. Jenni Frumer. The topic of our previous (second-to-last) meeting, which took place on Sun. Feb. 14,  focused on intimacy and on specific characteristics of the… READ MORE>>

The Pandemic: Emphasizing the Need and the Opportunity to Revitalize Relationships

The pandemic has made many couples spend much more time together in the same space than ever before. The impact of the pandemic on couples has become an important issue for psychologists and couple therapists, and has received quite a bit of attention in the media.  (As just two recent examples of media coverage, click on the following links: Sex gets… READ MORE>>

If You Have to Apologize: How to Show You Mean It

It is strange how one can find wisdom in the most unexpected places, at the most unexpected times: I was standing in line in Costco, a place I go to for great produce at great prices, not expecting to find professional reading or life-coaching advice. On this particular day last week, the purpose of the trip was to purchase the… READ MORE>>

“A League of Extraordinary Couples”: An online series of interviews about what makes relationships really work

Recently a young woman, aware of the dysfunctional home she grew up in and determined to create a healthy and intimate relationship with her husband and a good family atmosphere for her children, asked me, “Do people who grow up in functional homes simply know how to have good relationships? How do they learn it?” Learning to communicate constructively, to… READ MORE>>

“Romantic Realism” is not an Oxymoron: We Can Get Better at Love by Developing Skills that Promote It

A beautifully written recent article by Alain de Botton in the Guardian states: “One of our gravest errors around relationships is to imagine that they aren’t things we can get wiser and better at”. We are all imperfect, we all come to our love relationships with many misconceptions that do not serve the relationship well, as they lead to mutual… READ MORE>>

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