Entries by Michael Ilacqua

Did you have a CONTROLLING parent?

Was your parent a CONTROLLER? Typically, it’s the father who is the controller, so although it isn’t always true, I’ll refer to your parent as “he.” If he was always right and you were always wrong… If he always had to have the last word… If he said you were disrespectful anytime you disagreed with […]

Are you frustrated with Online Dating?

Hey Angeline & Dixon, Are you frustrated with Online Dating? Can’t find the “good guys?” Wondering if dating is worth all the effort? You are invited to come to my home this Saturday afternoon, the 17th at 4pm, for a fun and lively discussion about Online Dating. We’ll share experiences, ideas and wisdom, so that […]

Do you love the “Pina Colada” song?

I had to laugh when I read this brief article from The Gottman Institute…but it’s got an important point! “Escape (the Piña Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes is a beachy, karaoke favorite about a husband and wife who discover they were planning to cheat on each other. A less catchy title for the song could […]


I had to share this with you!

This is the BEST article I’ve ever read about relationships! It’s a bit long, but totally worth the time to read it. I bet you’ll find yourself in here…because I certainly did! Running Headlong into Heartbreak By Kerry Lusignan, MA, LHMC To a seasoned couples therapist, the telltale signs of a relationship in crisis are […]

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Tomorrow can be a New Day

Tired of football games, nine whooping guys, spilled salsa and chips, chicken wing stains on your sofa, and the new love of your life didn’t lift a finger to help clean up? Stacked dishes, dogs racing through the house, crumpled beer cans that missed the garbage, and you never liked football to begin with. Do […]

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What’s your level of Emotional Honesty?

In our previous Newsletter we said there are two KEY Essential Behaviors necessary for building a healthy relationship. both people need to be emotionally honest, and both people need to be willing to do the work to build the relationship. Today we will explain the role of emotional honesty. But first, what is emotional honesty? At its highest […]