Would You Be Happier if You Married Someone Else?

John Doyle Recently, Laura and I attended the backyard birthday party of a friend. There were many couples there, most of whom we knew. The evening was unusually humid for Southern California, but there was just enough scattered, light rain to make it refreshing, and we were outside under strings of lights. There was also… Read More »

How Your Parents Set You up to Get Divorced

Your divorce might not be all your fault. Perhaps your parents’ played a role.They were probably terrible role models. Chances are high that they were either 1) divorced, 2) never married or 3) that they’re still married — but not in a way that anybody would want to emulate. There was no Relationships 101 at… Read More »

6 Steps for Women on How to Stop a Divorce

How To Stop Divorce

Divorce is like tooth decay: totally preventable for a woman with the right skills and habits. Unfortunately most women didn’t have good relationship role-models. We are largely the product of single parents, broken homes or marriages that we wouldn’t wish on our worst enemy — the equivalent of learning oral care from parents with false… Read More »

5 Mistakes that Hurt Your Marriage and Contribute to Divorce

I teach intimacy skills, but not to couples and not to men. I only teach them to women because we are the ones who have the power to make our relationships intimate. When a woman learns intimacy skills, her relationship becomes passionate and peaceful in about two weeks. Clients often say, “I feel like I… Read More »