Investing in your Relationship

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 Investing in your Relationship   All couples face challenges. Some may bring you closer, others will drive you apart – but that doesn’t have to be the end.   Instead of hopes and dreams, your conversations may revolve around money issues, unfulfilled promises and the division of daily tasks.  You may be frustrated with your partner’s approach to parenting.  Maybe, both of you have put a higher priority on your careers than on your relationship.  Instead of providing love and … Read More

Marital Affairs Are More Common Than You May Think

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Marital Affairs Are More Common Than You May Think   It’s impossible to state definitively how common affairs really are. The data varies considerably, but studies suggest that anywhere between 20 and 76 percent of people have engaged in a sexual affair at least once.   When you add emotional infidelities to the mix, the numbers grow even larger.   If left unaddressed, affairs threaten intimacy, increase disconnection and can be the demise of a relationship. However, with the help … Read More

When Infidelity Leads to Divorce

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When Infidelity Leads to Divorce   Sometimes infidelity may be too difficult to overcome.  Couples may mutually decide to divorce, but if they have children or assets that they share, it will be in everyone’s best interests to come to terms with the emotional toll of – not only the breach of trust – but the marital problems that contributed to the affair.   If either you or your partner feels that the connection between you has been broken or … Read More

How Richard Sussman Can Help You

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How Richard Sussman Can Help You   After attending therapy to resolve long-standing issues with his father, Richard realized that he wanted to practice therapy to help others, too. He started his practice at the age of 22.   His first client referred nine others; from there he began what would become his life’s work and passion. For many decades now, Rich has worked with individuals and couples. He takes an honest, direct and compassionate approach to his practice, casting … Read More

Speaking Your Truth: Six Effective Communication Skills For Couples

The most essential condition of speaking your truth, whether it be addressing a grievance and requesting some kind of change, presenting a different opinion, or asking for what you want, is having the courage to clearly state what it is you want to express. This is usually only possible when your sense of wellbeing and wholeness is inherently felt and not dependent on the approval, agreement, or even the love of your partner. Without this inner sense of sufficiency, you … Read More