In addition to everyday stress and pressure, holidays often add more demands: planning, gifts, shopping, coordinating, menus, money, travel. etc…Every day becomes a real challenge, tension increases and it becomes more difficult to enjoy the holidays. So, what to do if you are feeling overwhelmed by the additional obligation, expenses and expectation […]

  A good marriage requires respect for differences.  In intercultural relationships, respect and tact are essential to prevent misunderstanding. Even with the best intentions, misunderstandings often happen. Approaching this with humor, we can say that, if relationships between dogs are complicated, relationships between cats and dogs are more complicated.  Couples who are nervous about their obvious cultural differences may […]

  Relationships and Gratitude Gratitude is a powerful tool for improving personal relationships. Couples who express their gratitude toward each other  have a tendency  to be more compassion and less narcissistic, they  easily connect with their partner and report more  satisfaction in the relationship ( Farwell & Wohlwend-Lloyd, 1998, Algoe, Gable, & Maisel, 2010) Giving […]

  Are you open and honest about your past and present?   Are you sharing your goals for the future with your partner?    Or are you expecting that your partner will fix your problems and compensate for your shortcomings—perhaps without disclosing these expectations to him or her?    If so, you could be setting yourself up for […]

A number of factors affect  therapy outcomes, including   Willingness to change; the extent of relationship problems, and the clients’ readiness to apply techniques learned during the sessions. While marriage therapy may work well  for one couple, other couples may not experience such good results. Nonetheless,  the following statistics can help  to determine whether or […]