Healing a Broken Heart

Linda: There are three major ways that hearts get broken: abandonment, inconsistent attachment, and rejection. With abandonment, the person that we were formerly attached to leaves.

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Love Is An Action That Shows Our Devotion

This is a story from a busy couple who both have careers and are in the process of raising two girls. They told me that they had to learn the hard way and that they both suffered from feeling neglected when they didn’t take time to show their affection for each other.

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Are You Afraid to Love?

Fear is the problem and the root of fear is separateness. We transform separateness through compassion and love. So fear is an invitation to engage in practice and to be more loving.

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Getting Good Help

Linda: Many years ago, Charlie and I went to Brietenbush, Oregon for a couples’ retreat with Stephen and Ondrea. This was during the time when I feared that my marriage was dying.

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Looking for A Magic Wand?

“Reciprocity is a deep instinct; it is the basic currency of social life.” Jonathan Haidt

 Linda: Altruism (in Dictionary.com) is defined as the principle or practice of concern for,

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A Blended Family’s Breakthrough

Michael and Jane‘s big challenge was one that many couples in second marriages face: blending two families without diminishing the integrity of the marriage. As all too many know from first-hand experience,

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Finding Our Tribe

Linda: Chronic loneliness is an epidemic in our materialistic culture that fosters competition rather than cooperation and support. According to Elaine Aaron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person,

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Aphrodite and Dionysus

Linda: Lack of or a low sexual desire is the most common sexual challenge, about which physicians hear numerous complaints. Doctors and psychotherapists call this Hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD).

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