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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Check Out Our New Podcast!

We’ve launched a new podcast! It’s called Couples Therapy in Seven Words. I’ve teamed up with my wife, educator Judy Alexander, to tell you what you need to know about relationships, and answer your questions. In the first episode, Judy and I introduce the seven-word formula, talk about how couples’ needs for stability and intimacy […]

Tips for Taking Your Relationship to the Next Level When You’re Stuck at Home – Guest Post

Thanks to Julie Morris for this post! If you and your significant other are experiencing a new normal, here’s the good news: it can turn out to be a great thing. Yes, making adjustments and getting used to major changes in your routine is challenging. But by taking steps together, you can learn to thrive […]