Relationship Talk: Q and A #2

Q: It’s upsetting to me that I keep losing friends because we differ in our political stance and our views of the upcoming election.  How do I handle this? —June in Westlake Village. A: It can be very painful to see people who we have called friends turn away from us just because we don’t agree on certain things.  There was a time when friends could “agree to disagree” and yet still hold mutual respect and care for each other.  Issues that we are facing today societally are emotionally charged,…

Relationship Talk: Q and A #1

Q:  With my husband working remotely from home, we are always together.  Even though I love my husband and we have a good relationship, I feel frustrated that I don’t have the alone time that I used to.  What do I do?  —Terry from Thousand Oaks A: It can be a big adjustment to have both spouses spending all day, every day together.  What we have found in our therapy practice during this pandemic is that marital relationships that were successful and had good communication prior to COVID are currently…