Couples, Ask Yourselves this Question to Rekindle Romance

My husband and I went to see a movie a few weekends ago and I was distracted during the show (in the best way) by an elderly couple sitting in front of us. When the movie began, the man yawned and stretched his arm over the woman’s shoulder. She erupted in laughter. They were giddy, […]

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Couple Bubble Workshop

July & August Couples Workshop: Create Your Couple Bubble   For a high school physics project, we were challenged to drop a raw egg from a second-story stairwell without breaking it. My class partner and I crafted a parachute to cradle the egg, which we wrapped in quite the cushion of Bubble Wrap. To our surprise, the egg […]

The PACT Couples Therapy Approach Can Transform Your Relationship

Stan Tatkin, author of Wired for Love and founder of PACT, likens his couples therapy approach to jazz dancing; it’s structured, but very lively and playful. Some may prefer to think of PACT as a “contact sport,” while more traditional couples therapies a “pre or post-game interview.” Regardless of how you look at it, the PACT principles reach beyond talking […]

How to K.I.S.S. with Love Notes

When it comes to relationships, sometimes you just need to K.I.S.S. What’s the K.I.S.S. Method? Originally a military design principle meaning “Keep it Simple, Stupid,” the acronym can be adapted to a more polite “keep it simple and sincere.” Why You Should K.I.S.S. in Relationships The entertainment industry spotlights grand gestures as the epitome of romance, so it’s […]

Quick & Clever Couples Halloween Costumes

It’s no surprise that as a relationship therapist, I’m partial to love and language (and of course Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages).  So when it comes to dressing up for Halloween, I’m all about couples Halloween costumes, especially those with a creative play on words. Since my PACT training with Stan Tatkin, a renowned […]

Feed Your Relationship — Finding “Together” Time

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Do you hear that? There’s a faint rumbling in your home, similar to the groaning, grumbling sound of hunger. But it’s not you and your partner’s stomachs that need to be fed. It’s your relationship. How long has it been since your connection was nourished, your friendship fortified, and your intimacy invigorated? Togetherness is what you crave. Feed your relationship […]

Couples on Ice: Learning about Love from Olympic Skaters

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It’s only been two weeks since the last medals were awarded and NBC resumed it’s regular programming, but I’m already reminiscing about Sochi Olympic pairs ice skating. The event is exciting for many- the athleticism, the music, the costumes, the beautiful physicality of the young skaters, the talent, the risky routines- but for me, a […]

Keep Your Love Alive This Year

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The beginning of a new year is not only a good time for individual improvement but for a relationship renovation as well. Dr. Susan Orenstein recently spoke with Scott Blair of Stay Happily Married about how you can keep your love alive this year. In the podcast, Dr. Orenstein says that after a few years of […]

Thinking Outside the Box: Creative Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

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Are you and your partner thinking outside the box when it comes to your relationship? Couples therapist, Dr. Susan Orenstein, says couples can reignite their passion and start having fun again simply by thinking outside the box. By doing even just one thing differently. And if you’re thinking you can’t do it– think again. Susan […]

How Healthy Is Your Sex Life? by couples therapist Susan Orenstein

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Sex is play and celebration, often the glue that keeps a relationship together during difficult times. However, keeping that sexual spark alive in a marriage or a long-term relationship can be a challenge. But those who take the time to cultivate a loving and tender relationship will reap the reward of feeling more connected. These […]


DEC 1, 2021

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