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!

“Scenes from a Marriage”: Whoa, How About Those First Three Episodes!

The HBO series “Scenes from a Marriage” got us going! Join us as we relate our favorite ideas about intimacy to the struggles of Jonathan and Mira. Warning: spoiler alerts! We also handle a listener question about respect: What does it mean to show respect to your partner? And how do women and men differ […]

My Partner‘s Sexual Demands are Driving Me Nuts!

What happens when your partner wants way more sex than you do? Or way less? In this Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast episode, Judy and I talk about the death spiral that can happen in a relationship–but also about opportunities for grace, intimacy, and erotic connection, at any age. What do you think?

I Watch Porn. Do I Need to Tell My Partner?

In this episode of our podcast, “Couples Therapy in Seven Words,” we’re responding to a provocative question posed by a letter to Dr. Bat Sheva Marcus: If you watch porn, do you have to tell your partner about it? What are the pros and cons? Is porn okay at all, and if it is, how […]

Communication, Sex, Intimacy — We’re Live!

We’re live! (Well, we taped before a live audience!) Check out our discussion of communication (it’s still not about communication!), sex, intimacy, and other topics, with provocative and personal questions from our audience. Thanks to Temple Sinai in South Burlington, Vermont for hosting this event.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Fiancee Freaked When I Asked Her to Watch Porn With Me

Troy writes: I’ve been dating ‘Lois’ for three years. We’re both in our late 50s and neither of us has children who live at home. Once in a while I like to watch porn (the pretty mild stuff) and I’ve asked Lois if she would like to watch some with me. She freaked out and […]