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States of Betrayal

By Kara Facundo LPC “I don’t understand how they could do this to me? Did they really love me? Do I even matter?” Being in a state of betrayal can be incredibly challenging and emotionally distressing because it often involves a breach of trust. Someone

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How Do I Know If I’m a Sex Addict?

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Below are some questions developed by Dr. Doug Weiss to help you determine if you or your partner may be a sex addict: Do you have sexual behaviors you wish you could stop

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Couples Therapy: Myths vs. Facts

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Sometimes, couples who seek therapy are facing difficulties that are especially challenging, and they may even be on the brink of divorce. Other times, couples simply come to fine-tune an already solid relationship.

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Common Questions About Sexual Addiction

What’s the difference between sex addiction and a high sex drive? Sexual libido exists on a spectrum of what is considered “normal” and healthy, and as you can imagine, is different for each person. Someone with a high sex drive is satisfied with sex and

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Gridlock Stopping You in Your Tracks?

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Turn Gridlock Into Meaningful Dialogue Let’s de-clutter our lives of relationship gridlock — the perpetual arguments and contentiousness that stops us from moving forward in our most important relationships. In an earlier blog,

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Don’t Get On That Horse!

Criticism, One of the Four Horsemen. “Stay grounded,” I said to the couple in my office. “Don’t get on that horse.” What horse was in my third-floor office? This time it was Criticism, one of the Four Horsemen identified by Dr. John Gottman that predicts

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6 Strategies for Handling Conflict in Your Marriage

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter “Less of Who You Should be, More of Who You Are.” I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Verilymag.com, a women’s fashion and lifestyle website. Its motto is “less of who you

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4 Steps to Solving your Solvable Problems

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter (Excerpt from “How To Keep Love Going Strong” by John M. and Julie Gottman, yesmagazine.org, Jan. 3, 2011) Start with good manners when tackling your solvable problems: Step 1. Use a softened startup:

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Predicting Divorce with 94% Accuracy

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” The Gottman Institute’s Family Research Laboratory, aka the “Love Lab,” completed six studies of couples that began with a hypothesis about factors leading to divorce. Based on

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7 Ways to Grow Love

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter (Excerpt from “How To Keep Love Going Strong” by John M. and Julie Gottman, yesmagazine.org, Jan. 3, 2011) Enhance your love map: Emotionally intelligent couples are intimately familiar with each other’s world. They

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The Perfect Valentine’s Gift

By Caralee Frederic, LCSW | Certified Gottman Therapist | Couples Workshop Presenter Surprise. Intrigue. Delight. Admiration. Romance. Perhaps even anger. Your partner may express a range of these emotions – at a very intense level – when you present him or her with this gift:

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