Relationships

Divorces and breakups are known to cause the same kind of pain and stress as the death of a loved one, moving, or losing a job. Today a growing movement of people are choosing conscious uncoupling to bring more mindfulness and peace to ending...

Omega: With the subject of marriage equality in making national and international headlines, do you feel that we are at a dawning of a new era where the institution of marriage has an opportunity to find more relevance and...

On Cultivating a Compassionate Understanding of Family Conflict

Half the homeless in Orange County are children. And the root of homelessness for many adults lies in childhood—things that didn’t happen that should have,...

Strengthen Your Love Map

The Love Map, is a road map of one’s partner’s inner psychological world. It involves the couple knowing one another and periodically updating this knowledge. Allocate “cognitive room” for your...

For the first 10 years of my work as a psychiatrist, I did not think much about trauma. I was in my 30s, and many of the people I worked with were not much older than I was.

In the first flush of my marriage, most of my efforts were...

Like a beautiful summer day, this card brings joyful energy. Take a break or step back just for now from any concerns you may have around matters of the heart, and spend some time in happy pursuits. Find reasons to celebrate with others. Welcome...

No one is perfect—not even you. Couples become happiest in relationships when they realize what their relationship priorities really are, and then act from those priorities. When they do, the relationship thrives despite imperfections.

Let...

Spiritual people often want unconditional support and understanding from their friends, family, and mates, but all too often seem blind to their own shortcomings when it comes to the amount of unconditional support and understanding...

Most of us fear love as much as we want it, sometimes less, sometimes more. We fear both the receiving and giving of full-on love. The engaged focus on us from loving eyes can feel invasive. Those who want our love can seem to be asking too much...

For many years, we focused our relationship work primarily on all the hard stuff: conflict repair, vulnerable communication, relationship visioning, sex, childhood history…

Now, don’t get us wrong—all those things are important. As couples...

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