When Your Spouse Makes You a Better Parent

I'm going to tell you a story-- a small one, not a big deal in the grand scheme of all that happens on a regular day in Parenting Land, but one that isn't easy to tell--about an incident that happened with Quinlan. But this isn't a story about my child. It's actually one about my husband....more

When Others Take Care: Lessons in Partnership

When others take care of us, it can be either uncomfortable or transformational for all concerned. When I was experiencing severe rheumatoid arthritis, my husband took over everything. Our marriage has always been a partnership. So, he cooked, cleaned house, and helped me get from one place to another, even if that was from my chair to the bathroom. My feet were swollen for over thirteen years and felt like they were on fire....more

An Equine Cure for a Type-A Personality.

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The family business

My husband wears a lot of different titles: He is the love of my life, a dynamic dad for our son and my best friend. I also like to think of him as my business partner. ...more

6 Truths about Marriage

Take off the rose colored glasses and listen up. I apologize for shattering your illusions. However,  if you consider these points with an open mind, your marriage may stand a better chance of surviving.1. Marriage is not natural behavior. There is no equivalent in nature where either sex of any species mates for life as a result of illusions about their mate. They pair off to propagate the species....more

A Small Note On Entrepreneurship

I was inspired to write this article on pre preparation of becoming an Entrepreneur.  For the past several years I have been an Entrepreneur, I have been pretty successful.  Success not defined by money, but the projects and people I have met.  The sum of my experiences has finally led me to work on my own projects in addition to clients' projects....more

Couples Therapy or Horse Agility?

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Dear Dr. Romance: How Can I Let Him Go?

Dear Dr. Romance:I read "Letting Go Takes Love" and it really spoke to me. I am in a situation and I was wondering if you could give me quick advice. I feel the need to let go of someone because he basically doesn't know what he wants. We have been going back and forth with the issue over a year now....more

Dr. Romance Video: Guidelines for Relating with Love

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Dr. Romance: 3 Ways to Ruin Your Relationship

Dr. Romance Video: 3 Ways to Ruin Your Relationship: to view the video, click here.Relationships can be devastated by simple, thoughtless things. Bad behavior will ruin your marriage faster than any temptation from the outside. Tina B. Tessina, PhD, "Dr. Romance" licensed psychotherapist and author points out the worst mistakes to make in a marriage.Dr. Romance's 3 ways to ruin your relationship:...more