Are PDA (Public Displays of Affection) okay if you’re a grown adult in a relationship? Is PDA necessary, desirable, or simply in poor taste? Does everyone need to see you and your partner canoodling in a restaurant, or making out at the beach? Is there a guideline for appropriate PDA or should it all just [...]
About Stuart FensterheimStuart Fensterheim, LCSW helps couples to overcome the disconnection in their relationships. As an author, blogger and podcaster, Stuart has helped couples around the world to experience a unique relationship in which they can feel special and important, confident in knowing they are loved deeply and that their presence matters. The Couples Expert Podcast consists of weekly provocative conversations offering the perspectives and insight of experts from a variety of relationship related fields. Stuart also offers daily relationship video tips on The Couples Expert YouTube channel and by subscription in Stuart's Daily Notes. Stuart is happily married and a devoted father of 2 daughters. His office practice serves the greater Phoenix, Arizona area including the cities of Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, and Mesa.
For long term couples, intimacy can be lost over time. It’s not that you don’t love each other anymore, but life has gotten in the way and maybe passion has cooled. Routine kills intimacy; romance fades over time until you’re having sex on a schedule, and it’s getting more difficult to spark that passion that [...]
I have a Valentine’s Day challenge for all you couples out there; not only for Valentine’s Day, but for every day. It’s really rather simple. Be more loving toward one another. I’m not talking about any grand gestures or lavish gifts, but a simple shift in your daily interactions with your partner. Here are some [...]
I talk a lot about making your relationship a priority, putting your partner’s happiness ahead of other things that are important to you. Can you and your partner put aside your differences and agree to disagree? A lot of strife in relationships is caused by the inability or unwillingness of one person to give in, [...]