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Wealth & Family Dynamics: How Money Changes Our Relationships

Wealth & Family Dynamics: How Money Changes Our Relationships

Few, if any, people see themselves as the kind of person who is changed by money. But, time and time again, it happens. Money—or the lack thereof—can shift interpersonal dynamics in a major way. The fallout can be particularly hard to process when those dynamics are...

In This Together—Facing the Challenges of Bicultural Marriage

In This Together—Facing the Challenges of Bicultural Marriage

A bicultural marriage typically involves partners of different races, ethnicities, faiths, and even places of origin. Yes, geography can shape culture in a major way. If you reflexively associate the term “bicultural marriage” with race and ethnicity, it makes sense....

What is Grief? 5 Ways We Navigate Loss

What is Grief? 5 Ways We Navigate Loss

Every single human being will experience loss and endure grief. Yet, this universal reality is under-discussed and under-examined. Suffering a loss connects us to the largest tribe on the planet. So, why not break the taboo and push past the stigma? Talking about the...

5 Ways Addiction is a Family Disease

5 Ways Addiction is a Family Disease

Families are made up of individuals. Collectively, these individuals make up a system of sorts—a family system. Family members interact with each other in very specific, unique ways. It creates a rhythm that consists of behaviors, words, expectations, personalities,...

Do We Really Have to Talk About Sex in Couples Therapy?

Do We Really Have to Talk About Sex in Couples Therapy?

Short answer: Maybe. Longer answer: It’s not about “have to.” Couples therapy is an evolving process in which neither partner should feel obligated or coerced to surrender a boundary. That said, there are countless other factors to consider when attempting to answer...

How to Regain Trust After Emotional Infidelity

How to Regain Trust After Emotional Infidelity

Life throws many experiences at you. Infidelity just might deliver the most diverse and intense emotions of all. The combination includes betrayal, fear, anger, resentment, guilt, shame, and so much more. When sucked into this vortex of feelings, it can feel...

How Common is Infidelity and How to Address It?

How Common is Infidelity and How to Address It?

Relationships require a lot of work and compromise. Even then, problems will arise to threaten your bond. One of the biggest deal-breakers of all is infidelity. When one partner cheats on the other, it is a severe betrayal of trust. Discovering an affair is often the...

How to Grieve With Your Partner

How to Grieve With Your Partner

In previous posts, we’ve talked about different aspects of grief. For example, it is essential to accept it as an inevitable part of life. We must normalize the related emotions and remove any stigma. In addition, I offered some guidance for how you can handle grief...

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

I Want Kids and My Partner Doesn’t — Now What?

Relationships often involve compromise. Two individuals unite to form a couple. This will inevitably lead to many scenarios in which you will have to stake out the middle ground. But what if an issue has no middle ground? Case in point: To have kids or to not have...