Understanding Infidelity

By National Marriage Seminars / July 28, 2020 /

“Double Betrayal” Makes it WorseDr. William Bumberry With the central pillar of relationships  based on trust and connection, it’s not surprising that infidelity changes everything … in a flash.  While betrayals come in many shapes and sizes, the betrayal of infidelity may be the most painful of all.  The dual components of emotional, as well…

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Caring Versus Caretaking

By National Marriage Seminars / May 28, 2020 /

By Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D. A child is playing ball with her father in the backyard with great excitement and joy because she is the center of his attention and sees him enjoying their game.  Minutes later the child takes a wild swing and ball flies way outside the father’s reach and falls down in a…

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A Non-Medical View of Health

By National Marriage Seminars / April 28, 2020 /

By Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D. Health is not a negative.  Health is NOT the absence of disease.  To be healthy does not mean to survive or make it through life, with average daily living skills.   Health is not measured in symptoms, signs, or charts.  Health is not the functional measure of specific organs or body parts.…

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Attachment Styles

By National Marriage Seminars / February 28, 2020 /

By Vagdevi Meunier, Psy.D. “I just feel so abandoned by him”, she says.  A twitching muscle in her jaw is the only clue to the tension she carries in her body.  “Even our dog feels so abandoned that he leaves little pools of urine by the front door”. As Susie is saying this, Dirk sits…

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“15 MORE Ways to Make Your Relationship Sizzle This Summer”

By National Marriage Seminars / November 28, 2019 /

I know you are probably reading the title and asking yourself, “Where did I miss the original 15 ways to make my relationship sizzle?”  Guess what you haven’t!  If you like this fun list of ideas and want more at the end of this blog just click on the hyperlink to get an additional 15…

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3 Strategies to Get Over the Fear of Being Alone

By National Marriage Seminars / October 28, 2019 /

Imagine you’re having dinner with friends.  While catching up, you listen to them talk about their wonderful, positive relationships.  When it’s your turn, they ask, ‘So how about you’?  You pause and realize you’re the ONLY one who isn’t happy with your relationship.  Come to think of it, you’ve been settling for someone just for…

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Accepting Influence Blog:

By National Marriage Seminars / September 28, 2019 /

Some of the most powerful and influential leaders of our time can teach us some things about building relationships and rapport with others.  When dealing with unrest and conflict, they will consider what the other side has to say.  They take it in, absorb it, and find out what it means and why this stance…

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