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 […]

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 […]

My Wife Found Out I Cross-Dress. Help!

Cross-dressing is not all that unusual among heterosexual men, but their wives are usually not very happy about it. We handle a question from a listener who hid his cross-dressing secret from his wife for decades, only to be discovered. Now what? Here’s the link to the Seven Days article profiling us.

When is it Okay to Move On and Start Dating?

When is it okay to move on after losing a relationship, either to death or divorce, and when is it too soon? What about the dreaded “one-year rule?” And what about the kids? Should they have a veto? In this episode of our podcast, we talk about these issues, and handle a listener question from a […]

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 […]

Can I Live to 100? Do I Want To? An Interview with Dr. Joe Casciani

What do you think about the possibility of living to 100? However old you get to be, how can you live a life worth living, a life of meaning and fulfillment? In this podcast episode, we interview psychologist Dr. Joe Casciani, whose Living to 100 Club offers help with these issues, and we tackle a […]

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 […]