LHJ Relationship Q&A: Keeping in Touch with Former Flames

Dr. Heitler answers a tough question posed by a Ladies’ Home Journal reader.

The reader asks about her husband’s habit of keeping in touch with former flames. What is one to do when their spouse is hanging around the ex?

Dr. Heitler answers candidly, and makes suggestions about how to approach the topic. Heitler suggests being clever, not coercive, and approaching the serious topic during a romantic evening or special afternoon together. She offers advice to the reader on how to express to her husband how important she feels their marriage is, and at the same time express her concerns about his alone time with another woman.

Want the whole scoop? Read it online at LHJ.com

source: http://www.lhj.com/relationships/marriage/cheating/relationship-qa-keeping-in-touch-with-former-flames/

Dr. Heitler on the power of good communication in marriage.

Lifestyle Magazine

Watch Dr. Heitler on Lifestyle Magazine as she talks with Mike and Gayle Tucker about the power of good communication in a marriage.

One way couples enjoy each other is through the exchange of words. Talking together is a way of sharing experiences, and signaling that you value one anothers’ input.

Join Dr. Heitler as she guides a young couple through a tough dialogue about where they are going to live.  Follow along to learn the key skills involved in a productive conversation, then, try it out for yourself!

source: http://www.lifestyle.org/article.php?id=78

Do You Have A Cheating Wife Or Girlfriend? : Men’s Health

Dr. Heitler dishes with Men’s Health Magazine about ways to recognize infidelity.

Would you know if your wife or girlfriend was cheating? You may be surprised by what the experts call “signs.”

The sign Dr. Heitler spots: She’s accusing you. “Often, when a woman acuses her mate of having romantic feelings or involvement with others, she’s projecting her own feelings onto him, says Susan Heitler, Ph.D. Read the article to uncover the remaining 5 signs.

via Do You Have A Cheating Wife Or Girlfriend? : Men’s Health.

Annoying Problems: Men’s Health

Dr. Heitler shares expert advice about one of the most annoying problems ever… running into an Ex.

Bumping into an Ex can set off all kinds of different emotions. And, what could make it worse? You’re at a wedding. 3 things to keep in mind, according to Dr. Heitler–what attracted you to her, what you never liked, and the deal breakers. Keep the meeting short, and remember, you’re at someone’s wedding. As Dr. Hirsch shares with Men’s Health, “The only person who has the right to be difficult is wearing a white dress and veil. If that still describes you, there are other issues that need to be addressed.”

For more answers to life’s little annoyances check out the article. Who knows… you may just learn how to iron a shirt.

Interview with Dr. Heitler

Dr. Heitler answers all your questions:

Conflict Resolution and Marriage
Heitler takes on Gottman’s Unresolvable Problems
Hot Buttons: Geography and Religion
Changing the Argument Cycle
Sharing Therapist Reactions in Couples Work
Saving Marriages
What to do with Secrets in Couples Work?
Heitler’s Husband and Tennis Coach Teach Her Some Things
Heitler’s Hats!
Still Having Fun

source: http://www.psychotherapy.net/interview/Susan_Heitler

CBS’s Harry Smith calls Dr. Heitler’s effect on his life profound and permanent.

Throughout this week, The Early Show introduces its audience to the people who have had a positive impact on its co-anchors.

In an article by Rome Neal,  Harry Smith recalls a rough patch in his life and how Power of Two’s very own Dr. Heitler helped him see the light at the end of the tunnel. Dr. Heitler diagnosed the co-anchor as depressed and clinically anxious. Ever more important, Dr. Heitler recognized that these issues were fixable.

In time, Harry introduced Dr. Heitler to his bride-to-be. With guidence from Dr. Heitler, they built a foundation for a partnersip that endures to this day.

In praise of Dr. Heitler, Smith said, ” People come from different worlds, different emotional backgrounds, and the time that Andrea and I spent with Susan [Heitler] was nothing short of invaluable.”

For more information on depression and anxiety, check out:

Depression: A Disorder of Power

Anxiety: Friend or Foe?

source: http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/05/03/earlyshow/ourstories/main615335.shtml