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  • We all want to be loved and feel truly, deeply valued. But did you know that we all love differently? Turns out that we receive love in unique and personal ways. If you want your partner and your friends to feel deeply loved, you definitely want to figure out their love langagues... so you can love them the way they crave to be loved!

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  • Are you wondering how to repair your relationship? Feeling a bit frustrated by all of the information online and all of the different how-to articles? I understand and assure you, you're not alone. It is confusing! In fact, it was confusing for a lot of therapists too, until the amazing John Gottman, PhD and his team at the Seattle Love Lab started to scientifically study couples in happy (and some not-so-happy) marriages.

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  • Happy couples DO do things a little differently. They are very intentional about creating a wonderful relationship and they are mindful about how they treat each other. If you're wondering if your marriage is going to last, check out these 5 things that couples with long-lasting relationships do differently and incorporate as many as you can into your relationship. View Post
  • In times like these, we all feel a little lost, scared, and overwhelmed. You might have some very real problems right now - maybe you're worried about how you'll pay your rent, how you'll afford your medicine, or how you'll survive quarantine with your kiddos. Here's a list of resources to help you get the help you need. View Post
  • None of us was expecting this... the sudden shift in our world and the complete loss of normalcy caused by the coronavirus. As of today, much of the US is on lockdown to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and it feels like overnight, the world as we knew it is gone. To help you cope, I have put together a few tips to help you manage your fear and anxiety about coronavirus... View Post
  • As we wrap up 2019, it's time to think about what you really want for yourself and your relationship in the new year. Do you want to fight less? Communicate more effectively? Feel closer? No matter what your goal, the new year is a perfect time to spruce up your relationship. Here are a few things you can do to make yours shiny and bright as we start 2020... View Post
  • The holidays aren't joyful for everyone. In fact, for many, the holidays remind us of what we're missing... or more specifically, who we're missing. My mother passed away suddenly 7 years ago, just before the holidays, and I remember the exquisite pain of that first Christmas. It was so overwhelming that my sister and I only had the energy to decorate a branch. View Post
  • Ratul asks: “Hey Dr. K, I’m 32 and my GF and I have been dating for 3 years. I’m thinking of proposing this New Year’s Eve, how do I know that we’re ready to get married?" Great question, Ratul. Here's my two cents... you know you're with the right person and ready to get married when:

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