Introduction: Navigating Love and Betrayal in the Digital Age Picture this: Alex is swiping through a dating app late at night while their partner, Jamie, sleeps peacefully beside them. It’s just “innocent fun,” Alex assures themself, as sexual relations aren’t involved. Across the city, Casey is having a deep, emotionally charged conversation with a coworker, feeling […]
Unlocking the Power of Integrated Couples Therapy for New Yorkers Are you and your partner seeking to reignite the spark in your marriage or relationship and build a stronger, more fulfilling connection? I’ll take you on a journey to find a well-qualified couples therapist in New York with the transformative power to breathe new life […]
Dancing with an OCPD Person: Mastering Marriage and Navigating Relationships with Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder The Enchanting Dance Floor of Love and Understanding Imagine you and your partner waltzing onto a dance floor, illuminated by the warm glow of the ballroom lights. While gliding and spinning, you may notice that your partner is different from […]
Rebuilding trust in a relationship can be a difficult and challenging task, but it is possible with the right mindset and approach.
We all have an image of what a straight man going through a midlife crisis looks like. He is desperately trying to remember what it was like to be young as he drives his new sports car as fast as possible down the street. Shotgun might be a young woman he just acquired after deciding […]
You’ve heard the word codependent thrown around plenty of times, but what does it mean in a marriage or love relationship? And what is the difference between being codependent and simply dependent on your spouse or partner? Are you in a dependent relationship?
Finding out your partner or spouse is having an affair is one of the worst fears to face. Suspicions alone can’t be taken as evidence that they are cheating on you. However, unless mistrust is one of your key areas of sensitivity that your brain may be magnifying, you may be picking up on something that needs to be addressed with your spouse. If you think there’s a legitimate reason to be concerned, it’s better to find out the truth and address it rather than live in ignorance.
Many male-female couples start out intending to share parenting duties 50/50. However, they can quickly fall into old societal gender roles once the baby arrives, where the woman takes on much more than the man despite both spouses having full-time careers. What can couples do to ensure parenting and household duties don’t end up destroying their intimacy, and even their marriage?
When a couple is stuck in a negative pattern, even the slightest action can turn into an explosive eruption. For most couples who come for marriage therapy, they realize that they are not able to get out of it on their own. This acceptance is a first step to identify the problem behind the pattern, and then develop a plan for change that involves creating a new way to connect with each other.
Read about the ingredients of a conflict are mostly similar with most couples in a negative pattern. In most cases, one partner criticizes or blames, and another defends or withdraws. For some couples both partners go into an attack mode, with one or both eventually retreating. In the worst cases, both partners stop attacking, but in a withdrawal state, the relationship is on life support.
New York couples have been faced with extreme tests when emotional injuries may have occurred, including 9/11 and Hurricane Sandy Have you felt an intense amount of pain from an event in your marriage or love relationship? An experience when one partner or spouse fails to respond at times of urgent need strongly influences the […]