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Secrets of relationships–what did you know that you pretended not to?

What do you know that you’re pretending not to know? As I sit here overlooking the garden of the rental flat here in Provence, everything looks copacetic. The 90 degree+ heat of the day has not set in, nor more importantly, begun to bake my (practically) windowless cement box that was advertised as a quiet […]

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What role does honesty play in relationships?

Most people insist on honesty from others, but lie 24/7 to themselves. How well is that working?  How well is communication between partners doing?  What would happen if we flipped the ratios, and were more honest with ourselves and less determined to be honest at any cost with our partners?   Before you get up in […]

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Could Angelina Jolie’s tantrum threaten her marriage to Brad Pitt?

The Air New Zealand lounge here in the Auckland airport has provided me with all the latest celebrity gossip!  Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, Brad and Angelina, how did we all get so lucky as to watch these soap opera lives unfolding? What did Angelina Jolie do wrong?  She didn’t do anything wrong–she is an […]

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Humor adds perspective to relationships

Sometimes a comedian can see and say more than the rest of us.   Men and women ARE different.  Learning about those differences and how to use them to our advantage can make relationships SOOOOOO much easier and more fun!  There are several chapters about this in The Little Black Book On Relationships, available here […]

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Why you SHOULDN’T share your truth!

Do you feel like you’re doing your loved ones a favor by sharing your truth with them? You might think again! If you’re giving them a series of statements about what you see and how right you are about it, you might be just delivering a bunch of judgments at them. This doesn’t feel very good, and it rarely produces anything resembling joy or lightness in the universe of the person receiving all of it. The reasons WHY you shouldn’t share you truth, and how to know when you’re doing it, are discussed here.

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In a workshop full of beautiful woman, who would my husband like to have sex with?

After spending a week in a workshop in a beautiful Costa Rican rainforest setting, my husband and I were having a leisurely breakfast on the day before we headed out. “So which women here would I like to have sex with?” he asked.  The first two I guessed right away, since he hangs out with […]

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