Infidelity by powerful men is not far from the headlines. Yet, regardless of age or race, both men and women cheat. The statistics of infidelity in monogamous relationships range widely from reports that about 28-60 percent of married men and 14-40 percent of married women being unfaithful. The higher rates or recent infidelity statistics probably represent more current data as a result of internet and proximity applications that make infidelity more anonymous, accessible, and affordable. So why is it that infidelity is more skewed towards males?
Most common indicators of infidelity seem to focus on men’s emotional dissatisfaction. Dr. Gary...
7 Warning Signs Of A Troubled Relationship
Other than obvious major relationship problems, such as physical violence, emotional, psychological or sexual abuse or affairs, many relationship problems are much more subtle or indirect. Yet, they may suggest that there are underlying unresolved issues that continue to erode the fabric of your relationship.
By recognizing the signs of relationship trouble, you can then begin to directly address the problems with the necessary tools and solutions to improve your connections. If you’re noticing one or more of these warning signs in your relationship, consider couples counseling to address underlying issues, the sources of these...
One of the hardest things in any relationship is to truly listen to the other person. It means putting your own thoughts and feelings on the side long enough to truly hear the other person. Unfortunately most couples never learn how to do this. There is no Relationship 101 in school; If you are reading this article than your probably didn't have the greatest role models at home to teach you how to resolve an argument.
I guess a question to ask ourselves is: "Do I want to win this argument or Do I want to resolve this problem." You may...
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer (representing about 25% of all new cancer diagnoses) in men in the USA. While radical prostatectomy, or surgical removal of the prostate, is the medical treatment of choice, the major urological complications of this procedure are incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED), regardless of the surgical method used. After surgery, the risk of erectile dysfunction is as high as 90%, significantly impacting the quality of life and taking up to 3 years for the return of partial erections.
Don't wait for recovery from surgery to address sexual dysfunction. While various medical treatment options are available,...
Some guidelines.Is your therapist or counselor licensed?
Each therapist is licensed by the state where he or she practices. A License is not a guarantee
of a good therapist. It does indicate that the therapist has undergone training and supervision
according to state standards. Inquire as to the potential therapist's education, training, licensure
status, and membership in a professional organization. Check online with the Colorado
Department of Regulatory Agencies to see if the therapist is licensed and if there has been any
disciplinary action taken against him or her.
Do you have good chemistry with the therapist or counselor?
Look for someone...
Are you avoiding sex because of physical or emotional pain or
Do you want to be sexual but are afraid or don’t feel the desire?
Are you pressured or blamed for low sexual function?
Are you experiencing anxiety while engaging in sex?
Is sex addiction or porn and cybersex addiction impacting your life?
Women's sexual desire and relationship therapy in my Denver
Although every women is different, and may have a different relationship with their
sexuality, low sexual desire is a common issue, especially for perimenopausal
women. What is uncommon is for people to do something about those problems
before they irreparably damage their self-esteem and relationships.
Do you spend hours on the internet or seeking sex, unable to stop?Do you find yourself having anonymous sex, frequenting prostitutes, bookstores, strip clubs, or unsafe cruising spots?Have you had unsafe sex even after you promised yourself: "never again?"Are you worried that your spending on sex or internet porn is out-of-control?Are your sexual compulsions hurting your personal relationships and work?Are you using sex to try to manage your anxiety, stress, or anger?Is pornography and cybersex addiction impacting your life?
Sex addiction recovery in my Denver, Colorado, psychotherapy and addiction intervention practice:If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may...
Do you feel angry a lot of the time?Are you worried that your anger is out-of-control?Is your anger hurting your personal relationships and work?Do you think you have to get angry to get what you want?Does your anger cycle continue after the triggering event has passed?Are you using alcohol or other drugs to try to manage your anger?Are you are getting angry with your loved-ones, rather than dealing with the situation that sparked off your anger in the first place?
Anger management is not just about learning relaxation tools or behavioral modification. Anger is a symptom, not the root cause of your distress.
Men's Counseling and Mental Health Issues:Because men are more likely to die than women for all 15 leading causes of death, the average life expectancy for a male, at birth, is 74.6years, while for women it's 79.6 years.
Because men do not seek out medical or mental health information and take less responsibility for their health issues than women, men are more likely to die from cancer, heart disease, HIV infection, accidents, and suicide.
Because men are less likely to see themselves as physically or mentally ill, and, often delay or do not seek medical care or counseling when needed, even after the development of symptoms, men are...
Relationship counseling in my Denver, Colorado, couples therapy, marriage counseling, and sex therapy practice:
In our culture, we do not have formal education on relationships, communication, or
parenting. Couples often do not have the tools on how to relate to each other and
Many problems in relationships stem from inexperience or difficulty with conflict.
Family history has taught each partner different ways or rules of relating and
dealing with conflict. For example, one partner's family may have yelled to resolve
issues, while the other's family avoided conflict entirely. Each partner expects the
other to automatically abide by these unspoken rules.
In relationship, each person brings his or...