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    Hazards of a Sexless Marriage

    A therapist shares the ways that a lack of physical intimacy can damage a relationship.

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    Can You Save Your Marriage After an Affair?

    A therapist shares how partners can move past the painful experience of betrayal to create a stronger, healthier marriage.

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    Want Better Sex? Change How You Think About It

    People often think of sex as being pretty straightforward: Arousal leads to intercourse, which typically leads to orgasm. But, this model of sexuality is not totally accurate and can create many problems.

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    Are You Addicted to Love?

    If you struggle with intimate relationships, you might relate to a reader who recently asked me to address love addiction. This person ...

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    6 Questions to Ask Before Sex

    Despite how we see it portrayed in the media, sex is a very personal act – with both emotional and physical consequences. So, it’s ...

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    The Emotional Impact of Erectile Dysfunction

    Commercials about erectile dysfunction (ED) are typically filled with images of happy, healthy, virile men, as if to suggest that an ED ...

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    Sexless Marriage? What to Do About It

    You miss sex. Over time, it has become less frequent until it has finally all but disappeared – or perhaps has truly disappeared ...

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    A Surprising Way to Spark Desire

    When you met, sparks flew and you couldn’t get enough of each other. But then as you eased into a committed relationship, you probably ...

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    Which Kind of Infidelity Feels Worse?

    Imagine your partner has sex with someone else – but it’s purely physical, with no emotional ties. Then imagine that your partner falls in ...

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    When You’ve Lost Desire

    Feeling “meh” about sex? If you’re a woman and your answer is yes, you’re certainly not alone. Loss of interest is the most commonly ...

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  • Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Leslie Becker-Phelps, PhD

    Dr. Becker-Phelps is a licensed psychologist in NJ and NY, and is on staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, Somerset. She is dedicated to helping people understand themselves and what they need to do to become emotionally and psychologically healthy. She accomplishes this through her work as a psychotherapist, speaker and writer. She is the author of Bouncing Back from Rejection and Insecure in Love .