Why Your Relationship Needs Your Wow Cow

In my co-authors’ and my search for the eight cows or necessary traits to sustain a modern relationship, we conducted many surveys and seeming countless interviews. Since we were already enamored with

Kicking the Tires or Your Relationship

At some point in almost any relationship, most people will find occasion to ask the question, “What’s wrong?” I don’t mean the spontaneous reaction to your loved one wincing in pain from

Is Happiness a Pursuit?

Today I was reading Huffington Post, my favorite newspaper . . . I mean magazine . . . OK, I don’t know what to call it but it’s awesome! If you

He’s just a friend . . .

It has been more than a couple of years since I attended high school. The above phrase was code for describing a person who was likeable but not someone for whom you had

Eight Steps to Determine 8 Cows

Sometimes when people see this title, they get a little stressed. Wow. That seems like a lot of work! Why does it have to be so difficult? Well it’s not really that difficult but

Dealing With Cardboard Cows

Ignore the man behind the curtain . . . Sometimes I wish I didn’t know how movies were made. Things that look big are really small. Things that look old were created yesterday.

The Complexity of Simplicity

I am a college graduate. According to my academic records, I am smarter than my kids think I am. Even though in college I spent a lot of my time with teachers and

Safe Language

Recently, a colleague asked me if I was embarrassed or self-conscious about discussing important relationship topics in terms of cows. Many of my patients have purchased my book, “An Eight-Cow Woman Deserves an

Endure or End?

My son recently graduated from college in biomedical engineering. Having lunch with him is like cozying up to a stack of medical journals and scientific studies. A lot of what he likes to talk