It’s sad when romance dies. Some couples stay together for entire lifetimes after romance is gone. It can be lost in a short time, or slowly, over a period of years. Some couples have a wonderful fairy-tale romance that lasts a lifetime and others end up living lives of friendly and often boring platonic or [...]
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.
Military veterans are 60% more likely to separate or divorce than non-military couples and the percentages are even higher for combat veterans. The reasons cited are PTSD, anger issues, an inability to talk about their experiences, and not surprisingly, a lack of intimacy in their relationships. Military personnel are taught to shut down their emotions [...]
The loss of an elderly parent is a complex sort of grief that can affect you in unexpected ways and also have a huge impact on your relationship with your partner. If you and your partner have been together for a long time, they might have been close to your parent as well and the [...]
Harmful and destructive, communication is what’s needed The cold shoulder, the silent treatment; the punitive act of “freezing” someone out of your presence; this is a tactic used to punish and alienate someone in the midst of a conflict. This is one of the most harmful and destructive behaviors that exists between two partners in [...]