The Need for Love

Linda: Love is a universal need that is essential to our well- being and is the most important need of all. Love is not just a warm feeling towards another person.

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Repairing, Sustaining, & Enriching

If you’ve been noticing lately that you and/or your partner are more irritable, short-tempered, impatient, critical, withdrawn, emotional, anxiety-ridden, depressed or perhaps, ALL of the above, keep these three words in mind: YOU’RE NOT ALONE.

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Dependency is Not a Dirty Word

Linda: For many people, the word “dependent” conjures up negative associations with being helpless, powerless, and out of control. Our hyper-independent culture influences many to fear and dread relying on another person.

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Our Couple Bubble Saved Our Marriage

Excerpted from That Which Doesn’t Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places by Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda: This vignette occurred in the 1980’s in a challenging time in our partnership,

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Making Love All the Time

LindaIf we define love making broadly, we can make love anywhere, any time; and many couples do! Having sex is what most people mean when they use the phrase.

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Why Bother? Part 2

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” ~Anais Nin

Linda: The process of developing freedom in our lives is not the freedom to do what we feel like,

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Why Bother? Part 1

Linda: To become clear about the nature and strength of our motivation to grow and develop, ask yourself the following questions, and respond to them as honestly as you are able.

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