Relationships

Grandparenting From a Distance

September 22, 2011 Relationships
Distance Grandparenting

By Kim Leatherdale Being a great grandparent can be difficult when your grandchildren live far away.  A grandparent is meant to be a model, a fun confidant, and a source of nourishment.  How can you do this from a distance? Being a grandparent from a distance takes some extra creativity, organization and planning but will […]

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Tips For Making Great Memories

July 25, 2011 Relationships
Making Great Memories

According to relationship expert, Kim Leatherdale, memories are what help cement relationships. She gives tips on making great memories with your partner and family members.

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How to be a Great Partner in Your Marriage

June 24, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale I’ve been recently involved in a group project. It was great to be invited to join, and I was flattered; however, it was important I keep up my end of the bargain for things to work. You see a group of professionals had decided to do a group give-away of great information […]

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Your Marriage *IS* as Bad as You Think!

May 31, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale Yep, your marriage is that bad.  However bad you think it is – it is.  That’s pretty awful news isn’t it? But wait, your marriage is also as good as you think.  Those wonderful things you imagine and think, they are real. No, I’m not nuts (or at least not about this.)  […]

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Spring Cleaning Your Relationship

April 30, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale I’ve been cleaning my condo and office the last few beautiful days.  It feels so good to get organized and freshened up!  So why don’t I maintain it well between-times?  Maybe I’m just human – I get lax, stop doing the right things, and forget organization.  It would help if I took […]

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Are You Missing Out on Your Relationship?

April 10, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale This morning I completed a five and a half mile forested hike as part of my training to hike the Grand Canyon later this year.  As I hiked with my dog, Thor, a relationship lesson came to me. The hike was great, the weather warming, the sun just bright enough, and the […]

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Travel Torture or Vacation Va-Voom! Your Choice

March 20, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale Vacations can be a relaxing time to reconnect with your spouse or a stressful time where the heat, strange environment and continued close proximity cause multiple fights. Many people, myself included try to shove too many things into their days even while on “vacation.” It may seem “natural” to multitask and keep […]

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Ten Ways to Get the Most Out of Couples’ Therapy

February 28, 2011 Relationships
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By Kim Leatherdale Too often couples come into my office looking for a magic wand.  They expect me to somehow “fix” what has been going on in their relationship.  They want me to give them that ultimate insight or one thing they need to do so they are “better.”  Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way; […]

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The Newly Retiring: Five Steps to Help You Avoid Retirement Ruts

October 13, 2010 Relationships
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By Nancy Bennett “Why is it,” a female friend of mine whispered,”that ever since he’s retired, I can’t cook?” We have listened to the third message shouted from the sundeck during the BBQ. The first was on the consistency of a egg and lemon sauce for the fish, the second on the amount of garlic […]

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Till Death Do Us Part: Marital Relationships and Retirement

May 27, 2010 Relationships
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By Dr. Larry Anderson As I was preparing to write this article, I asked Elizabeth, my wife, if she could remember the year we were married; I couldn’t.  She struggled for a few moments and then said it was late November 1980; she couldn’t remember the exact date. We are now approaching our 30th year […]

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