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Princess Diana: The Death of True Love, The Birth of a New Love

By Karen Gless, Ph.D. Now that it is twenty years since the death of Princess Diana, I have been thinking about the meaning of those events. I cried as I watched the funeral. I had a deep inner sense that

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Discover Winning Relationship Skills From Couples Counseling

By Karen J. Gless, Ph.D., MFT, RN   My patient Kathy sat on one side of me in tears, crying. On the other side sat her husband, Peter, with their newborn baby and he clearly wasn’t sure what to do. They

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The Best Present – on Valentine’s Day

By Karen Gless, Ph.D.   As Valentine day approaches, men especially are troubled by the question, “What shall I get my sweetheart?” I am reminded of an acquaintance of mine who bought his sweetheart an expensive diamond pendant on a

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How to Rock your Worlds

By Dr. Karen Gless, Ph.D. A while ago I received an email that started: “I have been in my relationship for 20 years. Now that my wife and I are retired I want to solve problems we have been having

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In Only One Session

Every couple has their own unique issues when they come into see me. But how couples treat each other is not unique. This is where I can help couples become relationship experts so they can discover how to have a

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Staying Sane during the Season

By Karen Gless, Ph.D. Sometimes there are just too many things on your plate and you’re not one of them. It is so hard to stop and take care of ourselves sometimes. It is too easy to get caught up

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What Does Your Love Life Say About Your Relationship?

By Karen Gless, Ph.D., MFT, RN Sometimes the first indication that something is wrong in your relationship is that one or both of you no longer want sex and your love life is suffering. It is typically the woman, but

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I dare you to watch this video and not smile.

Do you ever let your inner natural child out? It can be so healing and put you back into that centered happy zone that you deserve to be in. I believe that every adult has a right to be that

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Even Small Adventures Bring Excitement to Life. Here is One of Mine. What are Yours?

I hope you enjoy this holiday video as much as I do. I live where wild turkeys are really rare. So to my shock about Thanksgiving time when my husband and I were hiking on Palomar Mountain we saw some

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Can Senior Sex be the Best Sex?

Is there sex after 60? Often the answer to that question depends on who you’re talking to. Younger people may think it stops at 50 while those in their 50’s may say 70 or 80. And some people say, “Great

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