The Do’s and Don’ts – When Your Partner Becomes Distant

“Feelings are real and legitimate.” – Unknown
The Case of Julie and Phil
Crime Scene
Nighttime at Julie & Phil’s

Julie sensed a growing chill in the air between she and Phil. It appeared his climb up the corporate ladder at First National had seductively lured him away from the family. Right before […]

5 Steps to Creating “No-Fault” Conflict

“All married couples should learn the art of battle as they should learn the art of making love. Good battle is objective and honest, never vicious or cruel. Good battle is healthy and constructive, and brings to a marriage the principle of equal partnership.” – Ann Landers
The Case of […]

3 Steps to Break Free From Conflict

“It’s not what you don’t know that hurts you. It’s what you know…that just ain’t so.” – Sachel Paige

The Couple to Couple® session began:

Judy: I don’t like the way he talks to me. Last night I overcooked the chicken. He says sarcastically, “Mmm…Best chicken I ever had.“ We’re […]

Why Do Women Stay in Relationships That Hurt?

“So many people prefer to live in drama because it’s comfortable. It’s like someone staying in a bad marriage or relationship – it’s actually easier to stay because they know what to expect every day, versus leaving and not knowing what to expect.” – Ellen DeGeneres

Some relationships just hurt. […]