Resilient Relationships Blog

A collection of articles from our Journals

Why Men Hide Things from Their Wives (and What You Should Do about It)

August 24, 2015 8:12 pm

If we’re honest, we all hide things from our partners. Not all of these are sinister, though many suggest we should address something in the relationship. Over my years as a marriage and family therapist, I’ve come across... (more)

Can you REALLY talk to your therapist?

April 11, 2014 7:15 pm

Can you REALLY talk to your therapist? A dear friend called me the other day wanting my advice. This is not an unusual request given my field of work 🙂 While many times, friends seek my advice about... (more)

Does an affair mean our marriage is over?

November 18, 2013 8:52 pm

Fear, shock, shame, guilt. These and many other emotions hit when an affair is revealed or discovered. How can there ever be trust again? How could this happen? How can we ever get through this? What do we... (more)

The Golden Relationship Rule

September 11, 2013 12:04 pm

“Do to others as you would have them do to you.” Sounds simple enough, right? If only we all abided by this simple rule. Couple after couple comes into my office looking for solutions to their relationship issues.... (more)

We’re Moving and we have a New Name!

September 7, 2013 4:55 pm

We are excited to announce TWO big new things happening at Risa Ganel & Associates, LLC! The first is that in early October 2013 we will be moving from our current location in Ellicott City to a brand... (more)

Do you flirt with your spouse?

August 25, 2013 8:32 pm

Do you flirt with your spouse? When was the last time you looked seductively at one another from across the room and couldn’t wait the two hours before you could get home to do anything about it? Esther... (more)

Not in Sync with your Spouse? Listen to The Boss

February 21, 2013 9:54 am

usic and lyrics can capture a mood, express a thought or feeling in ways that can transform us, and our relationships. As a teenager, I used to listen to music for hours on end in my bedroom, as... (more)

Couples Workshop Feb. 9-10 2013 in D.C. – Learning the Languages of Love

December 17, 2012 6:42 pm

Learn to Understand Your Spouse right here in D.C. Yes, that photo is of me and my husband dancing at a friends wedding! I love that photo because, my husband does not dance! BUT, on this occasion, he... (more)