Do you and your spouse have the same desires?

Sometimes in life it is hard for us to understand or even acknowledge our needs and wants. Whether it be regarding our everyday needs, emotional needs, or health needs. When these needs are not met our lives may not feel as fulfilled as we want or need them to be. When it comes to relationships we have emotional needs as well as sexual needs. But, what if these needs are not met, do we become unfulfilled in our relationship? Are there ways that we can share our needs and find a way to meet them so that both partners are happy in their relationship? What if our needs differ? Is there a way we can compromise or fulfill each of the differing needs of each partner?

Earning her Masters Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, Glenise Parrott, who goes by Lenny, practices at Cameron Valley Psychotherapy & Counseling which is a private practice in Charlotte, North Carolina. Lenny is a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in working with couples. She also has a certificate in sex therapy from the University of Michigan.

To find out more about Lenny Parrott and her practice, Cameron Valley Psychotherapy & Counseling, you can visit their website or call (704) 364-4333 for an appointment.

Is your love life an erotic novel or abusive nightmare?

The 50 Shades of Grey trilogy has steadily remained at the top of the New York Times bestseller list for several months. The risqué nature of the book that once started out as Twilight fan-fiction is catching the attention of men and women across the globe. Aptly nicknamed “Mommy Porn”, the over the top erotic and abusive nature of the trilogy evokes visions of a modern version of The Story of O. Questions about the nature of the intense relationship between the two main characters and the book’s strong appeal to women are being discussed widely.

In marriage, how do you determine whether the dynamic between you and your spouse is healthy or abusive when behaviors encourage dominant and submissive relationships?

Colette Segalla is a doctoral candidate in clinical psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Colette is a psychotherapist with Lepage Associates in Durham, NC where she works with individuals and couples on issues ranging from anxiety and depression to problems in sexual intimacy. She enjoys working with couples to improve communication, connection, and emotional and physical intimacy.

To find out more about Colette Segalla and her practice, Lepage Associates in Durham, NC, you can visit them online or call 919-572-0000 for an appointment.

Have you become disconnected with your spouse after having children?

Everyone always says that there’s never enough time in the day, especially after starting a family. Whether you have work deadlines, social commitments, or family responsibilities, we all wish there were more time in the day to complete all the tasks in our to-do list. When you are in a marriage you have commitments and responsibilities to each other to tend to as well. However, when you decide to extend your family, some of those needs get put on the back burner or sacrificed all together. You may lose that attraction and connection to your spouse that once brought you so close together. What steps can you take to rekindle that connection and attraction to bring you and your spouse back together?

Earning his Master’s Degree in Counseling with an Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Mr. Tony Delmedico is founder of a private practice in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Delmedico has researched and written about the depths of fatherhood and writes a monthly blog for Carolina Parent about this trials and tribulations of parenting entitled “Go Ask Your Dad.” Mr. Delmedico works with children, individuals and couples to relieve suffering and improve relationships.

To find out more about Mr. Tony Delmedico and his practice you can visit their website or call (919) 623-8118 for an appointment.