Bob and I were fortunate to spend time with the top experts in our field at the Psychotherapy Networker Symposium. Michele Weiner-Davis, internationally-renowned relationship expert and best-selling author, was one of those experts. We want to highlight her work this week.

photo Lori Hollander and Michele Weiner-DavisMichele and I have a lot in common. Her parents never fought. Then one day, during her adolescence, they called a family meeting and announced they were getting divorced. Her mother said she hadn’t been happy with her father for years.

I grew up in a family where my parents never fought. At the age of twelve, my parents told me and my siblings that my dad was leaving, and they were getting divorced.

The impact on Michele, like me, was to learn everything she could about relationships so she could have a close, loving, lasting relationship when she grew up. Michele has been married for 40+ years. Bob and I will be celebrating our 30th anniversary next week. And we both became relationship/marriage therapists to help other couples find the same joy and intimacy that we have found.

Of course, the biggest thing we have in common is our curly hair. 🙂

Check out Michele’s TED Talk on The Sex-Starved Marriage.

For more information, we highly recommend any of Michele’s books:

The Sex Starved Marriage: Boosting Your Marriage Libido: A Couple’s Guide
The Sex-Starved Wife
Divorce Busting
Healing from Infidelity

If you are in a relationship that hurts and feel disconnected, have difficulties communicating, and/or are experiencing a crisis, we can help. Call us at 410-363-2825 or email