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 […]

Talking Sh*t About Talking Sh*t About Death: An Interview with Diane Sullivan

Diane Sullivan is known as “The Rev,” and is the art director of Seven Days, a newspaper in Vermont, for which she does an advice column. She is also the host of a podcast, “Talking Sh*t About Death.” In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, we have a delightful conversation with […]

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 […]

The December Dilemma

How do you handle Christmas if you’re not Christian? In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, Judy shares her experience as a synagogue educator working with interfaith families who want to strengthen their child’s Jewish identity, and Bruce tells how his feelings about this have evolved over the years. We handle […]

Faith Heals People. Ideology Kills People.

How does faith heal people? And what’s the difference between faith and ideology? And where does religion fit in? And what does all of this have to do with couples therapy, anyway? In this episode of the Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast, we handle a listener question that focuses on all of these ideas. […]

I Can’t Stand My Husband’s Family. What Do I Do About Thanksgiving?

The holidays are supposed to be times of family togetherness and joy. But what if they aren’t? And what happens to a couple when one person’s pain becomes the other’s impossible dilemma? Check out our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast, as we handle a listener question that raises this problem. Tell us what you […]

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!

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 […]