In this episode, my colleague Emil Harker, LMFT and I discuss one of the most common behaviors we find in marital relationships: The pursue-withdraw dynamic. We explore how to avoid this common pitfall that hinders rather than invites intimacy. We also suggest ideas to improve communication and satisfaction in relationships.Read More
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The Other Side of the News is a fresh look at some of the most interesting and strange stories out there! Mike Rogers brings you the award-winning segment weekdays on KRLD! This week: "VW Bus Becomes Work Of Art."Read More
The day after this story first appeared locally on KSL, the Associated Press contacted me to ask if they could run it nationally. Uhm... yeah! :-) Whee! Fun ride for the little #ChalkBus. See all the papers (print and online) that picked up the #ChalkBus story. Click on each logo to see the article there.Read More
Read all about the #ChalkBus in this wonderful write-up that was done by journalist Krista Neubert for KSL.com: "Revived Volkswagen Bus inspires impromptu art, positive messages". Be sure to check out the photo gallery to the left of the first couple of paragraphs.Read More
Marriage in America is on much shakier ground than ever before, a new study suggests, because the experts have been looking at the wrong data. Perhaps more surprising is it's not the youngest couples who have the most marital instability...Read More
Be the Change is American Fork High School's (AFHS) newest club. The organizers and club advisers Kara Allen, Michelle Walker and Amber Duncan, teachers at AFHS, stated, "Be the change focuses on helping students feel included and loved. In a school as big as AFHS, it is easy to feel alone among 2,000 students. Be the change works to help students see that they aren't alone, that they can reach out and find people who understand them."Read More
“A lot of times people in the dating pool don’t think that it’s a great dating pool they think it’s more of a stinking bog and there just aren’t a lot of good folks out there, or at least it feels that way. So a lot of people feel like they have to settle for the best of the worst that they can find. Whereas tonight’s presentation is to learn how to attract the best of the best,” Sherman said.Read More
"Thank you so much for your support with the 2013 Kidney Foundation 5K Run & Walk this year! We appreciate your raffle donation of 10 Workshop Gift Certificates for your relationship seminars. The National Kidney Foundation actually kept the gift certificates and has passed them out to the social workers to use on an as-needed basis. Everyone was so thrilled with them! I am sure they will be put to good use. I was so extremely touched by our donation. My dad is so touched by the love and kindness shown by so many on his behalf. Thanks again!"Read More
Best in Show: Blog Nominee - Jonathan Sherman, LMFT has proactively been marketing wellness (relational and behavioral health) to the public through free community workshops, newspaper articles, TV and radio interviews and through the hundreds of articles on his GREAT Relationships blog. He incorporates the best research- and evidence-based practices with straight-forward no-nonsense common sense, ancient wisdom and lots of humor.Read More
SALT LAKE CITY - The children of Josh and Susan Powell remain in the care of the missing mom's parents in Washington state, after the arrest of their paternal grandfather and investigation of their father, but concerns remain about their emotional wellbeing after being removed from their father's care.
Holiday workshop -- Learn some time-tested and some innovative strategies for effectively dealing with the stresses of family togetherness over the holidays at the Lehi Community Council-sponsored workshop series for families, "Holidays and Family Togetherness."