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10 Ways to Resolve Marital Conflict

Who doesn’t love a wedding? But with months and months of planning, it only lasts a short while – and then there’s the marriage. If history is prologue, neither former first daughter, Chelsea Clinton, nor longtime boyfriend, Marc Mezvinsky, had great role models for marital bliss. And that’s even without the religious issues – she […]

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Love as an Action Word

Lisa Firestone, PhD Director of Research and Education at The Glendon Association, teaches us that when we challenge our internal self critic, we enhance our self worth and open ourselves to the people we love.  She offers several behavioral measures of loving gestures and secrets to happiness according to a recent Harvard study.  Read further to […]

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Critiquing “Hope Springs”: Find out what you won’t learn about couples’ counseling and sex therapy from the movie.

The following review has been written from the perspective of a sex therapist, Dr. Barbara Bartlik, MD (http://drbarbaramd.com/) and Gary Krane, PhD, co-founder of couplewise.com.   The recently released movie, “Hope Springs,” (GET TICKETS) depicts couples’ counseling and in a sensitive and realistic manner, providing viewers with a glimpse of what couples’ therapy actually is […]

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The Marriage Plot

By Sharon Jackson “When Elizabeth Weil and Dan Duane married  in July 2000, they made a straightforward pact; no cheating, no dying. Other less dramatic problems might lie on the horizon, like money (both are writers) and religion (she’s Jewish, he’s not).  Over time, neither of these issues created difficulties, but nine years and two […]

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Does Couples Therapy Work?

By Sharon Jackson The recent New York Times article, “Does Couples Therapy Work?”   touched upon an interesting dilemma among practicing  therapists who treat couples.  That dilemma being how difficult it is to sit in a room with two people, who in most cases, are at war with each other. Dr. Barbara Bartlik, M.D., has this to […]

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The Role of Technology in Love Relationships: An Interview with CoupleWise Co-Founder, Gary Krane, Part II

By J. D. Peterson Last week we spoke with Dr. Gary Krane, founder of the CoupleWise multi-media online relationship-improvement service, to find out how this venture came about (see article “My Journey,” http://couplewise.wordpress.com/about-2/our-history/) and where it fits into the field of modern relationship counseling.  In this installment of the interview, Gary discusses the challenges his […]

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