Your Couples Therapy is Here

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March 27th, 2019 . Anita Chlipala

When couples come into our office for couples therapy, communication is one of the first things we address. The reason it's so important is because the way a couple talks to each other can have a huge impact on their relationship--in both a good or a...

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The Importance Of Asking For What You Want In A Relationship

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February 10th, 2019 . Jackie Pilossoph

A huge issue in a faltering romantic relationship is when one or both people stop communicating effectively. One aspect of this is when instead of coming out and asking for things they want, hold everything inside and then become angry and resentful ...

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Why “He Just Doesn’t Make Me Happy” Is An Unhealthy Thought

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October 20th, 2018 . Lisa Kaplin

Have you ever heard this saying, “Happy wife, happy life?” Or, “It’s my job to make my husband happy?” Or, “He just doesn’t make me happy?” I so often hear people talking about being responsible for someone else’s happiness or holdi...

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Melissa Forman Gives Tips For Blended Families

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October 7th, 2018 . Jackie Pilossoph

Melissa Forman is a well-loved local radio and TV personality in Chicago. I've listened to her for decades, and I was even a guest on her TV show a few years ago, but I never knew much about her family until I ran into her at a high school tennis tou...

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6 Tips To Staying Happy In Your Relationship

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October 4th, 2018 . Debra Alper

Most of us have heard of the concept of looking at our relationship with our partner as a garden that we plant and tend. The concept being that as with a garden, we plant the seeds of our relationship with another, and watch as it blooms into somethi...

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