love and dating

10 Warning Signs of Physical Abuse

Physical abuse almost never begins on the first date, the second date, or even the 10th.  Below are 10 warning signs of abusive behavior, as well as resources to get yourself out of an abusive situation.  If you recognize any of the signs ...

3 Surprising Benefits of Fighting With Your Partner

Before we look at what happens when couples experience conflict, lets look at what happens when they don't.  Relationships with no conflict have been proven time and time again to be the least healthy.* Typically, ‘no-conflict’ relationships ...

The 4 Most Important Questions Your Partner Will Never Ask You

There are four questions that we’re all unconsciously asking the people we love all the time. The four questions rarely get asked with words, just as they're rarely answered with words. They're almost always silent questions. When the silent answer ...

4 Relationship Lessons We Can ALL Learn From Power Couples

As a couples therapist in Los Angeles, I see a lot of people who work in the entertainment industry.  From the outside, they’re considered “power couples” – both partners have successful and glamorous-sounding careers – but often they face the ...

Which One of These 4 Attachment Styles Are You?

Ever wonder why you always seem to be the one who's more clingy in relationships, or why you kill a connection off early if someone doesn't demonstrate excessively reassuring signals to you?  In yet another thing to blame your parents for discover ...