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Live Taping of “Couples Therapy in Seven Words”–Come Be Part of It!

You’re Invited to a live taping of the  “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast! When: Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Where: Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St. South Burlington VT Admission is free (but please respond–see below) Couples therapist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and his wife and co-host Judy Alexander are having their […]

Sex Points: An Interview with Author and Sex Therapist Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus

Did you know that sexual desire and sexual arousal aren’t the same–that you can be capable of arousal but have little desire, or have a lot of desire but experience little arousal? In our Couples Therapy in Seven Words video podcast, we have a lively, engaging interview with the Orthodox Sex Guru and Queen of […]

Humor, Improv, and Couples Therapy: An Interview with Izzy Gesell

What’s funny got to do with couples therapy? In our Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast we talk to Izzy Gesell, a funny man who teaches us how to let ourselves be vulnerable enough to risk being foolish–and along the way, opens our hearts. We play an improv game to illustrate that takes a rather […]

I Had an Affair. Am I a Total Screw-Up?

If you had an affair, are you a total screw-up? Is there hope for healing? What if your partner cheated? Spoiler alert: Healing is possible–but it’s not easy. We talk about cheating, guilt, apologies, and the possibility that a couple can survive an affair. And we handle a listener question from someone who’s in the […]

How Do You Go From “Just Having Sex” to “Making Love?” An Interview with Susan Bratton

Our latest “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast episode is delightful conversation with Susan Bratton, who teaches couples how to go from just having sex to making love. Susan tells us about the Sexual Soulmate Pact, how to get the juices flowing even when desire has been long gone, and how both women and men […]

It’s Not About Communication!

Okay, let’s get snarky. Everybody comes in to couples therapy saying, “We need to communicate better.” No you don’t! In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, Judy and I talk about why it’s not about how you talk. And then we handle a listener question. Let us know what you think!

What Do You Mean, “Faith is What Heals People?”

Wait a minute. Our seven-word formula says, “Be kind, don’t panic, and have faith.” And I (Bruce) go around claiming that it’s the faith part that heals people. So what does that mean? In this episode of our Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast, we pick up on some reviewer comments, and some questions from […]

Trouble in Paradise: An Interview with Adam and Eve

He’s always blaming her for everything. She’s tired of it. Can they work out their troubles? Listen to our Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast episode as we interview Adam and Eve and try (with varying degrees of success) to help them! Send in your questions: email us at bruce@brucechalmer.com, or just visit brucechalmer.com. We’d love to […]

Can Love and Passion Endure at Any Age?

Can love and passion endure at any age? Myra and Seth Barovick are living proof that they can! In this Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast episode, we interview Myra and Seth about life, love, and family. Send in your questions: email us at bruce@brucechalmer.com, or just visit brucechalmer.com. We’d love to hear from you! And let […]

Should I keep trying, or cut the cord?

Esther writes: I have been with my partner for over 3 years. We still live separately because our kids are in different school districts. At this point, we see each other maybe twice a week and I am really okay with that. COVID has just made things worse. I feel like we don’t enjoy each […]

Proposition: “The Brady Bunch” was a Disaster for Blended Families. Discuss.

Heresy! How can we accuse “The Brady Bunch” of being a disaster for blended families? Well, Judy and Bruce don’t totally agree on that proposition. Listen to our podcast episode as we consider the issues that blended families face, and take on a listener question. Send in your questions: email us at bruce@brucechalmer.com, or just visit brucechalmer.com. […]