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 […]

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.

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 […]

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 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?

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?

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.