Fear of Intimacy

Intimacy involves a high degree of vulnerability and any time that we are challenged to drop our defenses we are likely to feel some degree of apprehension in regard to concerns about how others may respond to our “emotional disarmament”. Some of...


The Challenge of Creating the Partnership of Our Dreams

Linda: If you’re finding it challenging to create the relationship of your dreams, it doesn’t mean
that you’re a poor student. Rest assured that most others probably don’t find the process any easier than you do. Yet there are some couples whose relationship seems to live up to the phrase “made in heaven”, and some of them actually are what they appear to outsiders to be. Many, however, are not. Some people are just more skilled at...


In Service to Each Other

Consider this story of devotion about a couple that takes time and effort to show how much they cherish each other.

Mira: “I know that Ari loves me, and even when he is away from home traveling for business a lot, I know he loves me. But...


6 Ways to Nurture Your Relationship During the Holidays

We'd like to share a piece about our work originally published by Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health, and written by Portland Helmich interviewing Linda and Charlie Bloom
During the holiday season—replete with travel, family visits, extra spending, and the pressure to feel jolly and filled with good cheer—even the happiest and most high-functioning couples can experience challenges.

Married since 1972, relationship counselors Charlie and Linda Bloom say it’s important to acknowledge that relationships are always a work in progress—and...