You’re Violating My Boundaries!

What does it mean to respect someone’s boundaries in a relationship? How is that concept useful, and how is it sometimes limiting or even damaging? In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we handle a listener question that illustrates both the importance of respect and the ways people can get sidetracked […]

Wait…Who Are You? You’ve Gone All Religious On Me!

What do you do when your previously non-religious partner gets religious–and you have no desire to go along on the journey? Can a marriage survive this kind of change? In this edition of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we talk about how couples handle this in practice, and answer a listener question about […]

How Can a Card Game Help Your Relationship? An Interview with Diana Indries

Can a card game for couples help your relationship? In this episode we interview Diana Indries, co-creator of the Better Topics for Couples card game. Diana explains the game and how she came to invent it with her husband, and takes us through some of the questions. Find out more about the game at bettertopics.com. […]

How Can We Find the Time to Connect?

Can a couple survive if they can only find ten minutes a week for an uninterrupted conversation? In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we discuss an article from Psychology Today called “The 4-Hour Relationship,” and find we don’t completely agree on the premise! The link to the article we talk […]

Communication, Sex, Intimacy, Faith–We Cover It All!

In this podcast episode, we look back over our podcast year, and look ahead to 2022. Communication (more specifically, “It’s Not About Communication!”) continues to be our most popular topic, followed by sex. (Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it!) Along the way, Bruce lets slip what he’s working on for his next book. Tell us […]

How Do I Get Over a Breakup When I Have to See My Ex Every Day?

As the song says, breaking up is hard to do. How do you get over a breakup you didn’t want, when you are co-parenting with your ex and have to see them or at least communicate with them every day? In this Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast episode, we handle a listener question that […]

Faith and Relationships: An Interview with Rabbi and Couples Therapist David Fredman

How does faith fit in relationships, and in couples therapy? What happens when one partner is way more religiously observant than the other? How can couples communicate about those differences?   In this episode of the “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we talk about these issues with David Fredman, who is both an Orthodox rabbi […]

My Husband Complains About My Cleaning. Is It About Communication?

In this Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast episode, we revisit an early blog post. What do you do if your partner complains about your cleaning–or worse, if they bully you about it? Will learning how to communicate better help? Let us know what you think!