A recent study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley looked at more than 80 heterosexual couples, all middle-aged and older, to discover how they recovered from disagreements – and how that recovery process affected marital happiness. The results of the study showed something that some of you might know (albeit intuitively) already! The […]

We recently made a post highlighting several ways men could step it up to be ideal husbands in the coming year. This time it’s the ladies’ turn. Just like last time, these are all tips that will help you get closer to the “ideal” woman for your husband, and while everyone has their own preferences, […]

Couples counseling has something of a bad reputation. Success rates are dismal, and for many couples, enrolling in marriage counseling signifies the beginning of the end of a relationship. This, however, should not be seen as a shortcoming of marriage counseling itself, but rather a shortcoming of individual counselors who provide counseling to couples without […]

Sometimes the best path to understanding to see how someone else is dealing with a similar situation. This can let people know that they are not alone in their problems, and that help is, in fact, available. With that valuable lesson in mind, we’ve dedicated today’s post to sharing these very real questions (as well […]

A regular feature of our blog is Dr. Dana answering your questions. If you’d like your question answered, please comment below: Today’s Question: We’re Constantly Sniping At Each Other My husband and I don’t “fight,” but we are constantly sniping at each other and I’m tired of it. It’s like we just can’t be kind […]

At every moment of every day, in every situation you encounter, you have a choice to make – and there are only two options. This choice affects every aspect of your life, from your job performance to your personal productivity, from the way you feel physically to the strength of your relationships with other people […]

The 4th of July marks Independence Day in the United States, a day when families and friends get together to celebrate the birth our nation, eat good food, spend time outdoors, and watch impressive fireworks displays. There are a couple of great ways of looking at Independence Day to really make the most out the […]

Most couples think sex is a pretty big deal, and rightfully so. In fact, problems surrounding sex and affection are some of the more common issues that couples face. We know that it’s a sensitive subject, but it doesn’t have to be! Communicating about sex and intimacy is something we’ve stressed in the past. Every […]

This weekend, as families across the country are celebrating Father’s Day with gifts and various celebrations, be sure to take a moment to reflect on the real purpose behind this holiday: appreciating the dads in our lives for all that they do. Dads are sometimes the unsung heroes of the family unit, and while many […]

We all know the importance of intimacy in marriage – there is plenty of information out there about connecting both physically and emotionally, about how to build trust and communicate, about sharing your heart and soul with the one you love. Most of the time, though, this kind of advice deals with the heaviest and […]