Happy Thanksgiving! The Thanksgiving holiday has me thinking once again about the role that gratitude plays in our lives. This year especially its even more important to reflect on all of this. Couples who come to me for counseling are often missing this crucial piece of the puzzle in their relationship. Gratitude needs to play [...]
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.
Since March our world has been turned on its head by the Covid Pandemic. The Covid-19 pandemic has altered the way we do just about everything. Our jobs, schools, shopping habits, recreation and just about everything else has been affected. Our relationships with our friends and family have also been affected. One couple I counsel [...]
Relationship problems due to completion is a common problem in marriages. Competition: Some thrive on it, others not so much. Where is the place of competition in a love relationship? If you are involved with a competitive person it’s important to be aware of the damage it can do to your relationship when friendly competition [...]
Throughout their formative years, fathers need to teach your children about relationships. You must show your daughters how men should treat women. It’s vitally important that you men take this to heart and model kindness, love and respect towards your partners and spouses. Don’t fool yourselves, your children are watching you and they are learning [...]