Walter White, Tony Soprano and the Girl Next Door: Sociopaths in the Checkout Line.

Television shows like The Sopranos and Breaking Bad are popular in our culture because these shows illuminate the fact that there are indeed sociopaths walking amongst us day to day, living normal lives. If you look closely enough, sociopaths can be uncovered in our neighborhoods, within every family system, at work or behind us in…

Honoring National Coming Out Day; Honoring Your Personal Experience

October 11th marks National Coming Out Day where across America lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and LGBTQ allies come together to celebrate the courage and strength of LGBTQ individuals in their coming out process. With DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act) being overturned, this year has indeed been monumental for the LGBTQ community’s march towards equality. But…

Saying What you Mean and Meaning What you say: The Importance of Healthy Arguing in Relationships

Arguing is a normal and healthy part of any relationship. When done right, it can strengthen a bond. When done wrong, it can destroy a relationship. Every relationship is unique, but several do’s and don’ts can be universally applied. The Dont’s 1. Don’t say “you always” This implies the other person always does something. No…

Communication in Relationships: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

“You can show affection in low-key subtle ways through quiet acts of tenderness: holding hands while watching TV or intertwining your feet while you read the Sunday paper together”- John Gottman, Ph.D. Conflicts and disagreements are inevitable entities of romantic human relationships; however, it is not conflict itself that is the problem, but how we…