Here’s the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from Julie: “What do you do if you suspect depression or something else with your spouse?  For example my husband has had sleep issues for 10 years along with feeling down.  He follows a healthy lifestyle so much so […]

Here’s the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from Elyse: “In November of 2009, I discovered that my husband was having an affair that started 2 months prior. It finally ended in August of 2010. I’ve been to counseling, read many books about surviving affairs, but still […]

We’ve all seen the stories of celebrity break-ups including Heidi Klum and Seal, Katy Perry and Russell Brand and Martin and Shamika Lawrence. These are all examples of people with very busy lives. While we may never know all of the issues that split up these couples, I believe at least part of the problem […]

Some of the most common complaints in marriage counseling sessions center around communication. Men and women alike take issue with the way their spouse communicates (or doesn’t), citing many similar things like, “he never listens to me,” “I don’t understand why she gets so upset,” or “he acts like he doesn’t even want to talk […]

This week’s question is “Can a marriage be saved if only one of us doesn’t want a divorce/separation and is the only one willing to work at it to save it?” Please comment below the video to ask your own questions or just to let us know what you think.  We’re frequently shooting new videos […]

A lot of married people (about 80 percent) in the process of a divorce are using a social network such as Facebook to cheat, says a survey of divorce attorneys. We’re coming across it more and more. One spouse connects online with someone they knew from school. The person is emotionally available and they start communicating […]

Here’s one of those points that women typically don’t like to hear. In 15 years of doing marriage counseling, I’ve never met a man who had an affair, who was satisfied with the sex life in his marriage. And by satisfied, I don’t mean just regularly having sex; I mean, I’ve never seen a man […]

We know that a satisfying marriage has positive effects on psychological wellbeing. Happily married people are, generally speaking, happier people! People gain a sense of satisfaction when they are wanted and needed, especially when that sentiment is openly communicated in a relationship. A recent study by the American Psychological Association has determined another fantastic benefit […]