While "romance" can be a key component to a healthy and vital relationship, couples do not always truly exercise the gesture. In the article, “The Importance of Romance,” author Barton Goldsmith stresses the need for romance in a relationship, and offers suggestions to help intrigue couples to get started. Goldsmith proposes that romance revolves around intimacy. More specifically sex and romance are two very different things, yet the latter has the ability to improve the former.
 ... Read more

I was asked to comment on this issue by International Business Times online because Twilight fan fiction has become such a huge phenomenon in and of itself.

My comments are below and the full article can be read at

“Twilight appealed... Read more

What is it about the Twilight saga that is so compelling to women across generations and cultures?

This question was on my mind a year and a half ago when I had several patients who talked at length with me about what the film brought up for them, not to mention numerous friends and family members. I finally decided to watch the first movie and found that, despite my assumptions that I would not buy into the hype, I really liked the movie. I began to think about what... Read more