What are people saying about The Pathway to Love:

“Insightful, practical, heartfully and psychologically sound, The Pathway to Love provides the steppingstones to creating genuine love in your life.  It is a must-read for those who value honesty, authentic commitment to self and other, and appreciate relationship as a vehicle to self-actualization.”

—Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Spiritual Liberation~Fulfilling Your Soul’s Potential


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You will wonder at times how she knew about you and a particular significant other because she seems to describe you and the relationship to a T. And, when you read the last page you will wish you had read it years and a number of relationships earlier.

Irene Conlan

I have read other books on this topic which spoke to me... This book, which I got in the Kindle version, pulled it all together for me--the biology, personal values, self identity, the human quest for belonging and intimacy. The book... brought to me great understanding. I wish I had ordered the paper version with the workbook. I ended up going back and ordering it.

Paula Markgraf Katz

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Another Article on Valentine’s Day? Please say it’s not so…

I’ve been racking my brain thinking of what to write this week for my tip and blog post as Valentine’s Day is tomorrow. My dilemma is that I feel obligated to write something in honor of Valentine’s Day—I am aware that love and relationships are my areas of expertise. But for some reason, I can’t seem to find the enthusiasm. I have mixed feelings about Valentine’s Day. If you’re single or in a bad relationship, you wish the holiday would simply go away. If you’re in a good relationship or marriage, you can easily succumb to the pressure of feeling like you need to create romance and passionately express your love. And lastly, if you’re a parent with young children, you have the duty of helping them prepare Valentines for their classmates which may be fun for you or just another item on your already too full “to-do” list. So regardless of which category above you belong to, I wanted to write something that gives you some relief—something different to consider—something different from all the hype.

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He loves me, he loves me not!

I remember being around eight years old, picking the pedals off a daisy, chanting these very words—he loves me, he loves me not. Whether he loved you or not depended on where the last pedal landed in the chant. At the time it felt like a simple game, like eeny, meeny, miny, moe. However, having worked with couples over the past 25 years, I now understand how much this childhood game reflects a dynamic that has become ingrained in the psyche of our romantic culture. Unfortunately, for many it has become an integral part of their adult relationships. Let me explain what I mean through the lives of Diane and Ken.

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Life Is Messy

As I am a single mother of two, I have had a few interesting experiences dating men that do not have children of their own. I remember dating a man some years ago that had a reaction to one of my daughters. She was tired and moody, and being a young teenager, really didn’t have much interest in hanging out and getting to know my new man. Her biggest concern was who was saying what on Facebook and how often this man was planning on hanging out in her home.

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The Power of "Yes And"

I took some improv classes a couple of years ago. I was amazed at how much I could learn from the art of improvisation. I originally signed up for the class because I was told it would help improve my writing and speaking skills. But I discovered that improv is also a wonderful mechanism for improving your relationship skills. It teaches you to be present, listen, and respond in a way that moves the conversation (or scene) forward. There are a multitude of surprises one can learn about themselves, their lives, and human nature in the pursuit of creating a spontaneous scene and character with another human being. But the “rule” of improv I love the most, is the rule of Yes and…

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Buyer Beware! They will tell you what you want to hear.

I was reading an email the other morning promising me yet another perfect and easy solution to my problem. I don’t recall what the problem was but that’s rather irrelevant. I’m sure I have problems that would love a simple and revolutionary solution. There are no short supplies of problems and there are apparently no short supplies of easy and quick fixes—people that will tell you they understand your pain and know how to remove your pain for only three small payments of… you fill in the blank.

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