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 […]

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 […]