marriage counseling

How to Handle the Anti-Cuddler

Posted on 07/8/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I’m in my 60s and still want to snuggle up to my wife. She doesn’t want any part of it and says she’s not in the mood. What do you say about this? Dr. Pepper Schwartz: Is she always not in the mood? Or just sometimes? If it’s always, that’s very serious, because the 60s are no time to cut out sex and cuddling altogether. Married people have every right to assume that the pledge to monogamy includes sex …

Enough Is Enough

Posted on 01/11/2013 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: I don’t love my husband anymore. He is controlling, verbally abusive and only wants me for sex. He is retired and I work full time. He never helps around the house, yet questions everything I do. If I work overtime at my job as a medical assistant, he accuses me of having an affair. He has driven my son and daughter away. We went for counseling, and the counselor said he never loved me, just needed me. He has …

My Husband Is Online Dating. What Do I Do?

Posted on 11/30/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: I recently discovered that my husband is on several online dating sites. When I confronted him, he said he was sorry and claimed he wasn’t necessarily trying to “hook up” with anyone. But his profiles on the sites state that he was trying to connect with people for those reasons. I have not found any real proof that he hooked up with anyone else, but he is such a liar I don’t know what to believe! If we didn’t …

Staying Married for the Sake of the Grandkid

Posted on 11/27/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

Home & Family | RelationshipsQ: My husband and I, both 65, have been married for nearly 45 years. After 22 years of marriage, he had an affair. We worked through it, with intense counseling, and he promised it would never happen again. After 38 years of marriage, he did it again. Not much counseling after that one, as he really was not interested. We have remained married, but it has been a sexless marriage for well over two years. We are now involved with …

What Do I Do With My Guy & His Wandering Eye?

Posted on 07/23/2012 by |Sex & Relationships | Comments

RelationshipsQ: What should I do when my husband looks and stares at other women? Should I leave him, confront him or just not say anything? It makes me angry and uncomfortable, not to mention makes me feel like I’m not what he wants anymore. What do I do? – TR Dr. Schwartz: Well, first talk to him, not right when it happens, but when you are both in a good mood, relaxed and ready to have an intimate conversation. Tell …