What could buying tomatoes and relationships have to do with each other? Well, recently it taught me a lesson in my own marriage that I want to share with you. As you know, I take relationships seriously in my personal and professional life—I’m in one with my husband and, as a therapist and coach, I… Continue reading Buying Tomatoes and Relationships
To begin, the fact that we even ask this question underscores a social norm that women aren’t supposed to get angry or else she may be seen as a “choose your expletive.” Anger is viewed as an unacceptable emotion for a woman to express and so the angry, hurt woman (yes, she’s hurt, not just… Continue reading Why do women express anger as part of the pain of being sexually harassed?
There's a social construct that men fix things, are do-ers, and take a pragmatic approach when obstacles arise. Problems are to be analyzed and solved. In relationships, this often works, for a while. An attentive husband/partner may say: "What can I do to help? Tell me what's wrong? Have you thought about trying this instead?"… Continue reading Why men can feel isolated in relationships