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 […]

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 […]

Should I keep trying, or cut the cord?

Esther writes: I have been with my partner for over 3 years. We still live separately because our kids are in different school districts. At this point, we see each other maybe twice a week and I am really okay with that. COVID has just made things worse. I feel like we don’t enjoy each […]

Proposition: “The Brady Bunch” was a Disaster for Blended Families. Discuss.

Heresy! How can we accuse “The Brady Bunch” of being a disaster for blended families? Well, Judy and Bruce don’t totally agree on that proposition. Listen to our podcast episode as we consider the issues that blended families face, and take on a listener question. Send in your questions: email us at bruce@brucechalmer.com, or just visit brucechalmer.com. […]

Why Should Anyone Get Married These Days?

Why should anyone get married any more? You don’t need to be married to buy property, have kids, or pretty much anything else. And marriage doesn’t guarantee anything–look at the divorce rate! So why do it? In this episode of our Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast, we talk about one crucial reason why you […]

COVID and Couples: An Interview with Dr. Mark and Nancy Levine

Dr. Mark Levine is the Commissioner of Health of the State of Vermont, and the pandemic has made him the greatest rock star from Vermont since Phish. We interview Mark and his wife Nancy about their life in the spotlight, the effects of the pandemic on couples, and the outlook for the coming months. Then […]

The Perfect Holiday Gift for Your Relationship!

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for your relationship? We’re hearing great things about my book, Reigniting the Spark: Why Stable Relationships Lose Intimacy, and How to Get It Back, from couples who are using it as a gift for themselves. How about you? Check out the video to learn more.

I Found Out My Partner Has Been Unfaithful–Now What?

What do you do if you find out your partner has been unfaithful? Listen to the latest “Couples Therapy in Seven Words” podcast episode. We (Dr. Bruce Chalmer and Judy Alexander) talk about infidelity: what it is (spoiler: we don’t try to define it!), how it happens, and what you can do to heal. And […]