Selective Reduction: The most heartbreaking decision a pregnant couple could have to make thumbnail

Congratulations, you’re pregnant—with multiples! These words can be both exhilarating and terrifying. Especially if the safety of one or more of the fetuses is at stake. You and your partner have to choose whether selective reduction is right for you, the pregnancy, and your family—but the decision is heartbreaking. Thankfully, although it’s a stressful decision… Read more

Are You Stuck in a Relationship That’s Not Moving Forward? thumbnail

Even good relationships have periods of feeling stuck, disconnected, and unhappy. It could be a busy season at work or surviving a terrible boss. You or your partner could have been ill, or just focused on raising your young children. Whatever the cause, feeling stuck in a relationship is not where you want to be… Read more

Is Your Partner too Attached to Their Phone? It’s Just a Symptom of the Problem thumbnail

We are currently experiencing a global pandemic—one of distractibility. From Japan to Argentina to the United States, and from young children to mature adults, everyone is susceptible to the draw of the cell phone, social media, and the internet. Anyone can become too attached to their phone, but it really hurts when it’s your partner… Read more

How to Balance Taking Care of Yourself And Your Relationship: Why Emotional Regulation Matters thumbnail

You might be the partner who does everything you can to connect and keep your relationship alive. Or you might be the partner who feels like your significant other needs too much. In fact, you wish they would give you a little more space. As a couple, how do you balance taking care of yourself… Read more

How to Embrace Conflict, Strengthen Your Relationship, and Improve Intimacy thumbnail

Your natural inclination might be to avoid conflict at all costs—it’s uncomfortable, scary, and uncertain. An argument with your partner can make your heart race and prime you to run away or fight. You worry that the conflict will affect your relationship, and that you might even lose your partner. But, although it seems counter-intuitive… Read more

Conflict in a Relationship is Actually a Good Thing—If You Resolve It thumbnail

We all look for our soul mate and what we imagine will be a perfect relationship. We think when we find that person, we won’t ever fight or feel frustrated or disconnected. But that relationship doesn’t exist. Conflict in a relationship is healthy and normal—even necessary. The thing is, we’re bombarded with messages that tell… Read more

Pregnant During COVID-19: Scared, Lonely, and At-Risk thumbnail

It’s natural to feel anxious during pregnancy. But if you were (or are) pregnant during COVID-19, that anxiety was probably even more intense. During pregnancy, you went through a lot of physical and mental changes. One month you felt sick to your stomach but happy and excited for your new baby. The next month you… Read more

Father’s Day After Miscarriage thumbnail

How to deal with the pain of losing your baby on Father’s Day More often than not, fathers are forgotten in their grief after pregnancy loss. But fathers grieve the loss of a baby too. And Father’s Day after miscarriage can feel lonely, painful, and confusing for a fathers-at-heart. You were expecting to be a… Read more

How To Safeguard your Marriage and Avoid Divorce thumbnail

The recent announcement of the Bill and Melinda Gates divorce may have made you wonder about your own relationship and what will happen to you and your partner. Bill and Melinda looked perfect—powerful, successful entrepreneurs and philanthropists. It looked like they had it all. If they couldn’t make it after 27 years, how are you… Read more

Relationship Problems During Infertility or After Pregnancy Loss — How couples therapy can help you avoid distance and create new connection thumbnail

You and your partner have been trying everything to make your dream of having a baby come true. Nothing seems to be going to plan, and worse, you’ve started having relationship problems too. Now you’re both in pain, but you feel isolated—and maybe even lonelier than when you were alone. Negative thoughts and feelings swirl… Read more