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About this blog: I am a LMFT specializing in couples counseling and have lived in and around Palo Alto since 1969. I worked in high-tech at Apple, Stanford University, and in Silicon Valley for 15 years before becoming a therapist. My background i...  (More)

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One Type of Difficulty in Marriage
Mar 11, 2016 9:13 am
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I read the following description of a troubled marriage in Barefoot to Avalon, by David Payne. The book is an intimate look into family systems, pain, joy, dysfunction... More
Afraid of Hurting My Partner’s Feelings
Mar 4, 2016 1:50 pm
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Do you avoid talking about certain topics because you are afraid it will cause hurt feelings? Many couples do. The proverbial pile under the rug gets so big that... More
Sex in the South and East Asian/Arab Communities
Feb 25, 2016 8:29 am
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I am not claiming to be an expert on sex in the South and East Asian and Arab communities. Yet with the mix of nationalities of people in the Bay Area and Silicon... More
Phubbing and other Phone Behavior
Feb 18, 2016 11:31 am
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I learned a new term this week: Phubbing. According to Baylor University, it means “partner phone snubbing,” or when incessant cell-phone checking damages... More
Relationship Baggage or "Emo Crap"
Feb 10, 2016 3:48 pm
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Whether or not you believe in the “California woo-woo thing,” as Elaine Taylor wrote in her story, A Karmic Pact Fulfilled: I Got the Love I Gave (posted... More
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