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Intimacy, Loneliness and the Internet

By Karen J. Gless, Ph.D., MFT, RN Sadly, it seems that there is an epidemic of loneliness in the U.S. The senator from Nebraska, Ben Sasse, has written a book, The Vanishing American Adult, that examines, among other things, the

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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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Work it Out – with a Lot Less Pain

  By Karen Gless, Ph.D. When I first heard about the idea of routine and core issues, it didn’t seem that important. But when I used it in my relationship and in my practice, I got excited. It made tons

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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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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

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

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

Loving and Lasting

It seems that when I write about relationships that I often get questions about sex. And then when I write about sex people want to know how they can keep their relationship long lasting and happy.” Well I hope this

HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE NEW RELATIONSHIP

By Karen Gless, Ph.D., MFT, RN When my favorite aunt was in school learning to be a nurse, most of the women in her class expected to work a little while after finishing school, then get married, quit working and

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