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A Short Guide for Affair Recovery

If you discover that your partner is having an affair, does it mean that the relationship is over? For many couples, the belief is that discovering an affair means the relationship is over. However, it depends on the reasons for the affair, and the current communication style within the relationship. [...]

Reflections of a Couples Therapist

Monogamy and Polyamory: Reflections of a Couples Therapist By: Raia Kogan Every week, I sit with a dozen diverse couples, each in a unique expression of intimate partnership. Every couple chooses a slightly different container, a different set of boundaries, expectations, and commitments. Every individual enters romantic relationships with [...]

5 Less-Known Reasons Why Date Night Is Important

I’m sure you’ve heard many times that date nights are important for relationships. Yet you probably still don’t have one that often. (As parents of a 2-year-old, even Liron and I can have trouble finding time for date nights.) You’re probably also well aware of the obvious reasons why date [...]

HeartMath: Couples Therapy Embraces Cutting Edge Technology

Here's the bottom line: HeartMath technology reflects how the heart responds to stress. Conflict in relationship causes untold heartache and pain. According to the World Health Organization, the number one killer in the world is heart disease. It’s no great surprise to know that stress is one of the main [...]

Four Elements Of Satisfying Romantic Relationships

With on-going development and nourishment of the four elements of romantic relationships-- safety, love, shared interests and mutuality--we can keep our relationship feeling fresh, engaging and satisfying. At times, many of us feel that something is missing in our relationship. On some level, we all share similar basic needs, and [...]

The Gifts of Relationship

All of those relationships have prepared me for where I am now and helped me to be in a beautiful, growth-oriented and loving relationship. When a relationship ends, we can experience significant loss and grief in the absence of love, connection and companionship. Feeling the pain of being left or [...]

3 Steps for Ending That Recurring Fight

Relationships evoke some of our deepest longings and needs, such as wanting to feel loved, wanting to feel appreciated, wanting to feel safe. Nobody goes into a relationship looking for a fight. We want love, we want someone who values us, we want safety and a partner we can [...]

5 Relationship Habits to Commit to for the New Year

Here are five habits that are easy to integrate into your daily life, and will quickly enhance good feelings all around while tempering the challenging ones. Often when we enter the New Year we take time to review where we’ve been, assess where we want to go, and set intentions [...]

PACT: (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy)

PACT (Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy) is a type of couples therapy that quickly gets to the heart of what’s happening with conflict and tension in your relationship. What is PACT? Imagine an issue you have with your partner. You are so darn MAD about it and you don’t even [...]

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