Browsing All posts tagged under »trust«

The View From the Wasteland

September 21, 2020


One of the things that often brings couples into therapy is the discover/disclosure of an affair by one of the partners.  There are many ways we can examine the impact of affairs.  I had considered alternate titles to this blog such as “Advantage: AP” (noting that the affair partner always has the advantage over your […]


June 16, 2020


You’re an adult.  You can do what you want.  You don’t need permission. Many partners bristle when they feel that they have to get permission from their mate to do things they want to do.  I wish we had a better word than permission.  It seems to imply a parent-child sort of relationship.  I don’t […]

Hallmark Movies

January 3, 2017


Happy New Year to you.  I hope that the year is off to a good start for you and that your resolutions are intact.  Liturgically, we are still in the season of Christmas for a few more days. Among the many rituals surrounding Christmas, my wife is quite fond of watching Hallmark Channel Christmas movies.  […]


November 25, 2015

0 This one does not require much comment from me.  Brene Brown, who has contributed such wonderful research on shame and vulnerability, talks about her research on trust.  Great for all of our relationships.

Trusting Iris

March 19, 2015


I got to visit France for the first time last year.  My wife and I traveled with my sister and my brother-in-law.  I like traveling with them.  Part of that, of course, is that we all get along well.  The other part is that my brother-in-law loves to plan the trips (where we will go, […]