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

Here's the next video in our blog series “Dr. Dana Answers Your Questions.” Today’s question is from MJ: “We've been together 19 years. His family dislikes me and are coercing him to leave me and our two children. I get that they don't like me but I can't do anything about it.  I don't understand

In a recent monthly call, Dr. Dana tackled the tough subject of getting over past hurt – putting those memories of painful incidents behind you and moving forward. Holding onto to painful grudges can lead to long-term trouble in a relationship. Even if the problem has been addressed, apologies made, many people have a hard

"All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault you find with another, and regardless of how much you blame him, it will not change you. The only thing blame does is to keep the focus off you when you are looking for external reasons to explain your unhappiness or frustration. You

Everybody has heard the saying, “It takes two to tango, right?”  They take that to mean that both people have to take dance lessons to do it right.  Well, we’re using it in a slightly different way here – In reality, if just one person learns some new steps, some “new moves” if you will,

Does your partner get angry all the time when you’re just trying to have a conversation? Why is it so hard to get through? Wondering what it’s all about? Dr. Dana reveals what’s really going on when you or your partner is angry, and how to gain peace and understanding. Truth: Anger is Always the

Lifehacker contributor, Melanie Pinola, sites four reasons why couples might grow apart and recommends possible strategies and resources to prevent that from happening. These Problems include examples of a relationship that has gone stale, a couple that has grown apart, and problems with intimacy or money. For each of these specific problems, Melanie recommends tools

According to a 16 year research study by the University of Michigan, the way a couple deals with conflict is a good indicator of whether or not that marriage will be successful. Couples that use more constructive behavior and strategies when they have disagreements are more likely to succeed in their marriage. The study looked

So, you want to now the real difference between the people who stay happily married and the people who don’t? The people who stay happily married are willing to work on it.  They’re willing to learn, to grow, to change, to take risks and to take action.  Basically, they’re willing to do whatever it takes.

Do you sometimes wonder if you and your partner are even speaking the same language? Do you wonder what’s going on with him/her? Are you angry at them all the time but when you try to talk you just fight? Do you feel sometimes as if your partner is just a jerk? Here’s Dr. Dana’s