Why Do I Get So Angry? How do I respond to my anger?

We have all been there - something unexpected happens, you get cut off driving down the street or someone ate the rest of the leftovers you were planning to feast on after a difficult day - you get angry. I have heard many approaches to anger and why people express anger in the way that…

Stop Overreacting to Conflict

Maybe you've heard this before... "Would you just 'calm down?'" Words that have never been more insulting than when you are looking at your spouse who has just hurt you again or continues to hurt you over and over. It's an easy defense to say that you're just "overreacting," but what if you are? How…

Foolproof Foundation for Marriage

Lifelong love begins with a solid foundation. Is yours built to last?

The Gentle Solution to Conflict

Are you wondering if your fights will ever be solved? Stop spinning your wheels and finally get to the bottom of your conflicts.

Brick by Brick – Building a Lifetime of Love

The first questions I ask in a therapy session with any couple is, "How did you two first meet? What were your first impressions? What stood out?" You can probably guess the wide range of stories I hear when a couple begins to tell their story. Ultimately, regardless of their first impressions and moments, they…

To the Woman Who Made Me a Father

Father’s Day is a great, but I wouldn’t be the father I am today without one very special woman... Watching you become a mother was nothing short of amazing. How proud I was to watch you meticulously and so selflessly change your lifestyle for months. How impressed I was (and still am) that you carried…

How to Approach the Holidays as Husband and Wife

Let me be completely honest for a minute. I absolutely love the season we are entering into (minus the super freezing cold). I love everything about it - family, friends, gatherings, the laughs, the smells, the food, making memories - everything. This is always a time of reflection, purpose and joy.  But... Unfortunately, not all…

Infidelity and Trauma

The experience of going through infidelity (or any kind of betrayal) is the very definition of trauma. The very upsetting, confusing, surprising, scary event shakes most individuals to their very core and leaves a devestating wound that may take years to heal. Some may understand that this is a traumatic event, but few understand the…

Make Life Dreams Come True

How many of you grew up in a home where you were truly allowed to thrive? I’m talking about when you set out on your bike and really explored - when you listened to the entire soundtrack of “Toy Story” in your underwear creating a story filled with tragedy, hope and redemption - when you…

Women Don’t Need Love… But

From the end of 2016, it seems to be that women have flooded all of the media outlets from #nastywoman, #metoo, to the most recent #timesup movement. While I haven’t carefully followed much detail of these news stories, I cannot help to be heartbroken, angry, and simply disappointed over how women are/have been treated and…