Mani/Pedi and Marriage Therapy: What’s the Connection?

Mani/Pedi and Marriage Therapy: What’s the Connection?

Many who come to me for therapy feel almost positive that divorce from their partner is the direction in which they are headed. I see partners whose marriage is in trouble try to escape their troubled marriage by focusing on other areas of their lives including more rounds of golf, increasing numbers of trips to the gym, boys’ nights out, girls’ nights out, manicures, pedicures, hair extensions. Believe me, this external focus is not always a...

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Hope Springs (even if YOUR spring appears to be part of an old, broken mattress)

Hope Springs (even if YOUR spring appears to be part of an old, broken mattress)

The movie “Hope Springs,” starring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones may be good, great, or so-so, but the subject matter is directly relatable to my practice. I have witnessed people who have seen it and as a result become motivated toward action in their marriage. The movie is about a middle-aged couple (with grown children) whose marriage has lost its life.  There has not been a traumatic event—death, infidelity, abuse—that has led to the...

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