Great Relationships: Five Things I've Learned From Couples In My Practice

Part of my job is to teach and counsel, but I also learn from my clients. Every relationship is different of course. Still, as I look back over the years, it's easy to see that there is much we all share. Below are five things I've learned from my own relationship and from couples in my practice.

These lessons are a gift. As we move into 2010, it's important to remember: in every crisis there is a treasure; time together can work magic; your needs count too; differences add spice; and small things matter. Like clues on a treasure map, these lessons point the way to the real prize – a close, loving relationship. Happy New Year!