4 Behaviors That Destroy Relationships

We all want a happy, healthy connected relationship with our partners; however, we sometimes find ourselves disconnected. When we are in our cycle of disconnection, we can make the disconnection worse by our behaviors. Dr. John Gottman (you can check out other blog posts about him here) found that if your relationship demonstrates any of the four following behaviors your...[ read more ]

Podcast Episode 23 -Emotions – Never Feel Bad Again

  Show Notes Stop calling emotions good or bad, positive or negative.   Call Emotions Comfortable or Uncomfortable.   Use your emotions as a compass asking yourself "what is this trying to tell me right now"   Metafi is a great app that can help you with connecting emotion to your physical sensation. Also, Dr. Gloria Willcox developed something called a...[ read more ]

Turning Towards

Turning Towards: This simple act will help you improve your relationship. I love reading relationship advice, most of the stuff we read on Facebook, hear in church bible study, and hear on the daily morning shows is awful advice. Just this last week I was talking to a family member who was speaking about the excellent advice they got about...[ read more ]

Podcast Episode 22 – Whats difference between sexual harassment, sexual addiction, and Sexual assault.

To read the blog post that this podcast Episode was created from click here. Sexual Harassment - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission states that harassment “can include offensive remarks about a person sex, unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors or physical harassment of a sexual nature.” Sexual harassment is more than just asking someone on a date or...[ read more ]

Coming Out as LGBT

In an earlier blog post, I talked about what it might be like to date someone who is still in the closet. One of the reasons that there is such a strong bond within the queer community is because all members of the community had to come out at some point. While we all have different experiences both good and...[ read more ]

Podcast Episode 2.0 – New and Updated Podcast

  Welcome to our new and updated podcast, The Richer Life Therapy Podcast. This podcast is dedicated to providing information on topics that we focus on in our therapy center.  Please check out the different topics we will be covering below. Podcast Topics Repairing Relationships - from affairs, betrayals, addictions. Strengthening Relationships - what steps do you need to take to...[ read more ]

Podcast Episode 21 – Relationships – Does Looking At Porn Hurt My Wife

  In this week's Podcast, I share my reason on why pornography hurt your partner. You can read more about his on my blog post here:  Does Looking At Porn Hurt My Wife If you would like to learn more about Porn Addiction check out my blog here. Reasons why Pornography hurts your wife. Break the assumption of monogamy Porn objectifies women You...[ read more ]

You’re Not The Person I Fell In Love With

One of the most common statements that I hear in my therapy practice is "your not the person I fell in love with." Sometimes that changes to "your not the same person anymore, or you had changed from when we first got together." I believe that this is one of the most common reasons that lead to disconnection in a...[ read more ]

After the Affair Book Review

Book Review After the Affair: Healing the Pain and Rebuilding Trust When a Partner Has Been Unfaithful I love reading books that help inspire me, challenge me and change me. I struggle to find books that are helpful and not just the feel-good self-help type of book. Working with my clients, I will recommend books that offer more than a...[ read more ]

Stopping Your Negative Anxious Thoughts

I hate feeling anxious. The worst part for me is what I call the hampster wheel of thoughts. I image that I have this hampster in my head when I start to feel anxious and this hampster has a choice of getting on two different type of wheel to run on. One positive and one negative. For me and my...[ read more ]

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