Our Dogs At The Deli

A little something to brighten your day.  Yesterday, per our usual routine, we took our lovable juvenile delinquents to one of their favorite dog parks.  We were having a great time – I walk and they sniff every square inch of grass and punctuate it with what we call “zoomes” – running full out for […]

My Father: Known and Unknown

In many ways, my father was a mystery to me. A lot of what he did and accomplished, I had noidea of at the time. We talked very little – he wasn’t stern or withdrawn. He was just quiet. Youknew how he felt, by simply being in his presence. My father grew up in Chicago’s […]

8 Myths about Relationships

Across the country, marriages are in trouble. The divorce rate remains high and more and more people are joining the ranks of the walking wounded, desperately looking for some way to hold their families together. In their groundbreaking book, Love in the Present Tense: How to Have a High Intimacy, Low Maintenance Marriage, relationship experts […]

Is Your Marriage a Symbiotic Blob?

If you’ve never let go of the “honeymoon phase,” it may be. A surprising new book explains how to move from blobdom to autonomy and mutual respect. Boulder, CO (January 2004)—Ah, the bliss of falling in love! Nothing compares to the early days of being with your beloved. You seem to be able to read […]

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

According to a radical new book by marriage experts Morrie and Arleah Shechtman, couples should look to shared values—not love—to see them through the tough times. Boulder, CO (January 2004)—Popular music, blockbuster movies and best-selling books have sold us a bill of goods. Think of all those classic love songs that, though recorded decades ago, […]

The Truth About Growing Apart: Six Surprising Ways to Strengthen Your Marriage

Worried that you and your spouse are growing in different directions? As long as you’re both growing, that’s okay. A new book by Morrie and Arleah Shechtman explains why. Boulder, CO (June 2004)—You hear it all the time from veterans of divorce. We simply grew apart. It’s enough to create a sense of fatalism about […]

Is Your Marriage Ripe for An Affair? Five Surprising Warning Signs

What drives people to infidelity may surprise you, says psychotherapist and author Morrie Shechtman. Selfless devotion is at the top of the list. Boulder, CO (July 2004)—Quick, answer this question with the first thing that comes to mind: If you were worried that your spouse might stray, what would you do to prevent it? Maybe […]

The (Un-candy-coated) Truth about Love: Five Surprising Valentine’s Day Resolutions

This February 14th you should vow to strengthen your relationship, say Morrie and Arleah Shechtman. But their prescriptions may not be what you’d expect. Boulder, CO (January 2005)—A dozen roses, a candlelit dinner, a sexy nightie, a pair of silk boxers. Such gifts may make you and your sweetie happy on February 14th. And there’s […]