Can We Master Jealousy?
Therapy For Jealousy As a relationship therapist, I want to find ways that my clients can understand and master their jealousy, reducing the damage it can cause, and facilitating a process of personal and relational development. Jealousy is a stressful signal that partner differentiation and development in both could take place. At various points in this post, I describe ways of thinking […]
Sex & Relationships: Slow Sex (OM)
I’m beginning to recommend Slow Sex by Nicole Daedone and Orgasmic Meditation (OM) as a suggested “active approach” for couples in search of new desire and arousal. Apart from the technique of OM, and the larger practice of Slow Sex, one of my favorite ideas from the book is that sex is an art, so we cannot […]
Skills Before Tools
When I meet couples for the first appointment, one partner often describes his or her therapeutic goals like this: “We just need some tools to help us with our communication”. Couples Use Tools To Practice Skills I’ve asked many couples clients what they mean by a “tool.” However it’s described, they are referring to something outside of […]
Who’s Afraid Of Couples Therapy?
This attention grabbing title (at least for clients and therapists) is for my current continuing education program. It’s a group of eight interviews, with Q&A, with some of the top practitioners in the couples therapy field, with some emphasis on sexuality. The series is sponsored by Psychotherapy Networker, to whom I give credit for innovative professional education offerings. […]