Communication

The Things You Do For Love

Like all parents, I'd like to keep my child as distress-free as possible.  That's not exactly the same as happy.  I mean, I'd like perpetually happy, who wouldn't, but I'm willing to negotiate.  I'll take non-crying.

The truth is, after almost ten months of hearing my baby cry, my tolerance for her distress remains surprisingly low.  That leads me to do all sorts of ridiculous things.

Case in point: Sometimes she sits in...


The Burrito Fight

I've got this great young couple, newly married, and they're sweet and funny and in love.  They're not remotely on the rocks.  But I could see it getting there, and so could they, and that's why they've started therapy.

Here's the dynamic: She gets critical...


Personal Disclosures

“We never have sex anymore,” my new client, the mother of an 11-month-old, tells me plaintively.  “Is that normal?”  Her husband stares at the floor like he’s waiting for a shot: Just let it be over quickly.

“That’s definitely normal,” I reassure them.

“And our conversations have...


Welcome to Bonding Time

As if modern life wasn't hectic enough with constant demands on our time and attention, we're also expected to successfully navigate all of our relationships too. Often with little help outside of our own experience. While experience can be a great teacher, it can...


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