Healthy Close Relationships

On this episode, host Rita Celli interviews Dr. Shauna Springer on the topic, "Is Marriage a Relationship Killer?"

September 16, 2019

How Long to Wait Before Getting Married

How long should we wait until the “cocaine rush phase” of new love wears off and we can make a good decision about committing to a lifelong partner?
September 16, 2019

Fighting Before Marriage is a Good Thing

Some people see fighting as a sign of fundamental incompatibilities. They’re right. We’re all incompatible on some levels, and it’s delusional to think otherwise. It’s smart to have some good fights before you commit to marriage for a number of reasons.
September 16, 2019

How Long Can We Maintain the Rush of New Love?

In general, our intimate relationships cannot stay in the “cocaine-rush phase” of new love forever. But there are exceptions to the rule.
September 16, 2019

Women Need Love and Men Need Respect?

Has a best-selling author discovered the ultimate key to marital success, or are his views based on a faulty premise?
September 16, 2019

How Perfectionism Hurts Relationships

Striving to become the "perfect" partner is neither possible nor desirable. In fact, strong perfectionist traits usually prevent healthy relationship formation in a number of ways.