Archive for 2018

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Relationship Resolutions for the New Year

December 12, 2018 at 10:25 am

Many of us see the new year as a chance for a fresh start. We make resolutions to improve our health, finances, looks, and jobs. But what about our relationships? A new year is an opportunity to resolve... (more)

Promoting Gratitude in your Relationships

November 8, 2018 at 9:42 am

In addition to the change of the season and the coming holidays, the month of November always gets me thinking more about the idea of gratitude. I see the word littered in the holiday section of most stores,... (more)

When problem-solving is the problem

October 17, 2018 at 8:20 am

I work with many couples who want to improve on conflict resolution and problem-solving, but feel stuck in their interactions. I usually hear something like this: “I like to address the problem right in the moment and talk... (more)

If my partner REALLY knew me

September 5, 2018 at 1:48 pm

If My Partner Really Knew Me, If They Really Cared, They Would Just Know… By Samantha Steininger, LGMFT My first wedding anniversary fell as I was approaching the end of my time in graduate school earning my Master’s degree... (more)

Sleep Your Way to a Better Marriage

May 5, 2018 at 3:31 pm

I snapped at my husband yesterday. “Why the heck didn’t you put the heat on? You can’t keep the house at 60 degrees!” It’s certainly not the first time we’ve squabbled over the temperature in the house and... (more)

Is Money Taxing Your Marriage? 10 Tips to Better Money Matters in your Relationship

March 20, 2018 at 5:11 pm

When I was a kid, tax season meant that my Dad wouldn’t be home for dinner, we’d rarely see him, we couldn’t travel for Spring Break, and Passover (which we celebrate) was all on my Moms shoulders to... (more)

How to Build Trust in your Relationship – Part 3

February 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm

In the first two parts of this three-post series on trust in relationships, I offered seven tips on building trust in your marriage. In this final part, I offer a final set of more advanced tips. Master these... (more)

How to Build Trust in your Relationship – Part 2

February 27, 2018 at 9:49 pm

In the first part of this three-post series on trust in relationships, I offered four simple ways to building such trust in your marriage. In this second part, I offer three more, these dealing with some of the... (more)