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 […]

Why Everything You Know About Couples Therapy is Wrong!

Everything you know about couples therapy is wrong! Well, maybe not everything. But in this episode of our podcast, “Couples Therapy in Seven Words,” we talk about what happens when your therapist puts their precious theories ahead of actual people, who somehow refuse to behave like the manual says. Join us as Bruce manages to […]

Five Ridiculous Rules for Communicating with Your Partner

Rules for communication! Everyone wants rules for communication! In our Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast, we talk about five popular, common-sense rules–all of them ridiculous.  What do you think?

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.

Live Taping of “Couples Therapy in Seven Words”–Come Be Part of It!

You’re Invited to a live taping of the  “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast! When: Sunday, August 15, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:30 pm Where: Temple Sinai, 500 Swift St. South Burlington VT Admission is free (but please respond–see below) Couples therapist Dr. Bruce Chalmer and his wife and co-host Judy Alexander are having their […]

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 […]