Couple fights: 3 simple rules from Saigon traffic

Handling conflict is tough for most couples.  On a recent (and wonderful) trip to Vietnam, I learned a new way to think about it.  Saigon’s nonstop stream of roaring motorcycles and cars is risky enough to scare even your average jaywalking New Yorker:  virtually no traffic lights, lanes or Walk/Don’t Walk signals in a city […]

The Downton Abbey Guide to Couples Counseling

Why did we all love Downton?  The period costumes.  The stunning interiors and table settings.  And, of course, those gorgeous hats.  But mostly, I’m thinking, it was the dialogue. No blaring electronics.  No foul language.  No one used “like” as a verbal tic or ends a declarative sentence with a question mark. Conversation on Downton […]