couples counseling

Two Words: Sex Therapist

Posted on 07/31/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: The woman I married two years ago doesn’t really know how to make love to me. I am 68, and my wife is 57. I still have the drive to have sex, but she is not used to initiating the first move. She doesn’t like to kiss and isn’t romantic at all. When I listen to soft music to try and get things started, she asks me why I play sad music. I have been patient with her as …

A Tricky Love Triangle?

Posted on 10/26/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I recently ran into an old lover who is now a widower. I was once very much in love with this man and after seeing him again, I find that I am still strongly attracted to him. I am married, my spouse is impotent and I am a very sexual person who needs touching and affection to feel wanted and loved. My spouse won’t even hold my hand when I beg! I am torn. I still respect my spouse, …

I Say Three’s Company … But My Hubby Doesn’t

Posted on 07/27/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: Is it normal for your husband to want a threesome with another woman? We’ve been married for three years and everything has been great. Should I be worried? Is this normal and a good thing or is he getting bored with me? He says it won’t get him turned on unless I was involved. Can anything good this? – SB Dr. Schwartz: Yeah, for him but not for the marriage. And it doesn’t sound like it will be good …

Sex As a Weapon of Mass Frustration

Posted on 04/27/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: My wife and I have been married for 36 years. My wife uses sex to punish me if I do something in which she doesn’t approve. Sex has never seemed important in our relationship and she acts like she could gladly live without it. We had sex last on Feb. 20, 2001. Sex has always been very important to me. HELP! — JS Dr. Schwartz: Good Grief! That’s just not fair. You didn’t sign up for a celibate marriage. …

I Married a Virgin and He Still Won’t Have Sex With Me

Posted on 04/25/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: I’m on my second marriage. My husband, 61, has never been married and has never had sex before. We’ve been married for nine years and I’m beyond frustrated. He has a lot of strange habits that I don’t understand, such as spending hours in the bathroom and only taking showers once a week. When we attend family gatherings he wears earplugs because, he says, he hates the noise. He looks ridiculous and won’t talk to anyone. He won’t go …

Couples Therapy: What If Only One Of You Wants To Go?

Posted on 03/8/2012 by |Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthIt’s not exactly happily-ever-after for the boomers entering empty-nesterhood in their 50s and beyond. According to a new study, the divorce rate among adults ages 50 and older is at a record high — doubling between 1990 and 2009. Roughly one in four divorces in 2009 — totaling more than 600,000 people — happened to those in the age 50-plus group, according to “The Gray Divorce Revolution,” an analysis of federal statistics conducted by researchers at Bowling Green State University. …