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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 […]

Your Money and Your Relationship: What Happens When Financial Trauma Gets in the Way?

Financial and money concerns come up in couples therapy a lot–sometimes as deal-breakers. In our delightful interview with Natalie and Dan Slagle, who own and operate Fyooz Financial Planners (fyoozfinancial.com), we talk about their work helping couples use their money to live a more purposeful life. And we answer a listener question: How do you handle […]

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?