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Sex And Relationships

Roadblocks to Forgiveness in Relationships

Richard Nicastro, Phd, takes a closer look at some of the obstacles to forgiveness in intimate relationships.   Imagine this scenario: Your spouse/partner has wounded you in some way. S/he has now expressed what feels like genuine remorse to you. Maybe you’ve even...

Lessons from Writing Letters to Strangers

Elise Hu, NPR correspondent and Millennial (the “loneliest generation”), shares her need for connection during the global pandemic.  In her worry and loneliness she wrote letters to 50 strangers across America.  A week into California’s stay-at-home order, when our...

Men Who Chase Shadows: Secrets, Lies and Acting Out

“Why did I do it? I love my wife, I have so much to lose, why?!” Many of the men I work with are seeking answers to questions like the one above. They’ve acted in ways they later regret and, at some point, they had to face the painful fallout of their actions: a...
Affair Recovery for the Betrayed Partner

Affair Recovery for the Betrayed Partner

Richard Nicastro, Phd, digs into the painful experience of being betrayed in an intimate relationship, offering insights into how to move into a space of self-care and compassion.   An emotional...

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Rock Solid Marriage

Rock Solid Marriage

If you’re married, you’ve probably figured out that marriage isn’t always easy.  And it’s not supposed to be.  Like anything, time comes with changes; shifts within the individual, relationship...

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A Closer Look at Narcissism

A Closer Look at Narcissism

Richard Nicastro, PhD, digs deeper into narcissism; the differences between a label and actual diagnosis and the pain of loving a narcissist.   Narcissism has been getting a lot of attention lately...

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Family Holiday Survival Toolbox

Family Holiday Survival Toolbox

Yep.  I said “survival” toolbox because for a lot of people, this time of year is challenging.  We are all told that this is “family time” and that we are expected to be merry and festive with our...

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Relational Intelligence

Relational Intelligence

Linda Graham, MFT and author of Resilience and Bouncing Back, looks at the two pillars of healthy social connections and provides exercises in how to cultivate them.   I regularly experience the...

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