Monthly Archives for November 2009


A Couples’ Challenge: Special Needs Children, Young and Adult

SPECIAL NEEDS: The term is used here to include children of any age with medical, emotional and/or cognitive challenges. This will be the first of several posts on this subject A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE: As a parent of a special needs young adult, and a couples therapist, I see firsthand the impact that raising, […]

Triangle Traps

No relationship is an island unto itself:  There are in laws, children, friends, political parties, neighbors and pets, all of whom can serve up a poisonous stew of triangulation unless a couple is trained to look out for this vile brew. Typical triangulations are: a child and one parent talk negatively about the other parent […]

What we can learn about marriage from Michelle Obama

“The equality of any partnership ‘is measured over the scope of the marriage. It’s not just four years or eight years or two.’” Michelle Obama knows that every relationship is a work in progress. The New York Times Magazine article, “The Obamas’  Marriage” by Jodi Kantor 11/01/09, touches on some of the cornerstones of the […]