Spring into a Contest and Win Prizes!

Spring is coming!  It's the season of change.  Couplewise challenges YOU to create the wackiest, funniest, or most exciting way to motivate an individual to take action for change! This idea can be original or something you noticed was effective for a friend, acquaintance, or family member.  Whatever the source, we know it can be …

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10 Tips for Fair Fighting

10 easy tips for fair fighting will simplify and calm the way you respond to conflict.  Having a few ready-made tools can improve your success in navigating those dreaded heated moments with your partner.  Being mindful, factual, and empathic are just a few of the basic skills that deescalate potentially problematic interactions. It's never too …

Transition to the Five-to-One Ratio

The following is from the book "Fire Up Your Communication Skills" (ISBN 09657620-6- 8) by Fire "Captain Bob" Smith. He is a recognized expert and speaker/author on stress, communication and relationship skills. He is a humorist, coach, entrepreneur and frequent talk show guest. He also produces customized presentations for career and personal growth. To book …

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 …

Bids for Emotional Connection in Couples Therapy by Dr. Dan Wile, PhD, danwile.com

Intro by Gary Krane The following brilliant essay is by Dr. Dan Wile, a therapist  whom the eminent Dr. John Gottman calls, "a genius and the greatest living marital therapist [in America]." The essay is a highly sophisticated analysis of what Gottman calls "Bids," or what we at couplewise.com know as actions that meet our …