Posts by Phyllis & Peter Shera
Helpful Strategies For Dealing With A Breakup & Moving On
Your relationship has broken up and you no longer have the regular experience of being with your ex-partner. It may have been a lot of things, but it likely took up a lot of your time. Regardless of the emotional state you are in regarding the reasons for your breakup, there is now some space…Read More
Does Your Child Have Scary Dreams? Here Are 10 Ways To Stop Scary Dreams & Learn From Them
Scary dreams and nightmares are a common experience for young children, making up more than 40 percent of the kinds of dreams children remember and report. Noted dream researcher Patricia Garfield observed that children have more dreams than adults do, and they tend to remember more frightening or frustrating dreams than they do pleasant or…Read More
Sick Of Zoom? Here’s How To Increase Your Intimate Connections In Our Virtual World
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have spent more time on Zoom than ever before. This is true at work and in our personal lives. Even as life slowly begins to return to “normal”, it seems clear that much of our intimate connections will continue to occur in this manner. The deep impact…Read More
Deciding When To Leave Your Marriage: How To Decide If It’s Time To Stay Or Go
Facing the truth that your marriage is in crisis is hard on everyone. When to leave your marriage is a question that deserves deep contemplation and should not be entered into with a knee-jerk reaction or an “I’m done” declaration. As marriage counselors for over 40 years, we have seen almost every scenario come through…Read More
It Happened Again! Can Your Relationship Survive Serial Infidelity?
7 Things That Help Couples Recover From Serial Infidelity (from therapists who know) There comes a time in some relationships when one of the partners develops an intimate connection with another person. This can be a sexual liaison, an intense internet affair, or a continuous physical connection with a previous or past significant other. In…Read More
Why Does It Seem Like My Husband Has A Hard Time Being Generous With Me?
It might be hard for anyone to feel generous in these days of COVID-19 and political unrest. Feelings of anger and fear are close to the surface. It may be especially difficult to be giving and thoughtful toward your partner, who you likely interact with every day. The definition of being generous is “liberal or…Read More
14 Ways To Bring More Couple Time To Your Marriage During COVID-19
Here’s how to make your couple time safe and fun! In his book, Eight Dates, psychologist John Gottman says that “the best way to cherish each other is to make relationship a priority. Give it time, give it attention, and be intentional about the life you’re creating with each other.” A great way to do…Read More