Does your marriage have a good chance of making it?  An article in Time Magazine in 2016 reported that the divorce rate in the US is at a 40 year low.  The article continued with the news that marriages in the USA still have about a 50% chance of making it.  These numbers remain somewhat scary. …

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   Life can be disappointing when there is no passion in it, and the passion has died out.  One definition of passion describes it as “a strong and barely controllable emotion.”  When our feelings of passion for another person are aroused, it is hard to think of anything other than that person with whom we…

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Sharing a relationship with someone with whom you feel a sense of intimacy is a central component related to where we get our feelings of positive identity and well-being.  A study by Joel Sneed of Queens College concluded that a positive sense of well-being in those in their 50’s and older is predicted for those who experience…

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Is it normal for a couple to lose the passion in their relationship and marriage? Once the fire starts to die out, will it always be that way? Is it ever possible to regain, renew or rekindle the passion in a marriage once the fire has died down? These are common questions for those committed…

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I remember a particular day a few years ago when I was thinking through the counseling sessions scheduled for the week.  At the time, I was working with about a dozen couples who were working at recovering and rebuilding after an affair.  In one situation, we had scheduled two couples who had been friends until…

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