Can I Live to 100? Do I Want To? An Interview with Dr. Joe Casciani

What do you think about the possibility of living to 100? However old you get to be, how can you live a life worth living, a life of meaning and fulfillment? In this podcast episode, we interview psychologist Dr. Joe Casciani, whose Living to 100 Club offers help with these issues, and we tackle a […]

How to Have a Great Sex Life: An Interview with Women’s Intimacy and Sex Coach Debbie Elzea

Want to change your sex life from meh to magnificent? In this episode of our “Couples Therapy in Seven Words podcast, we talk to women’s intimacy and sex coach Debbie Elzea. She tells us about seven things that women need for a great sex life, and answers a listener question from a woman who’s too […]

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. […]

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 […]