Blog Articles | Los Angeles Psychotherapist Dr. Bill Cloke

November 18, 2013

Rebuild Trust in a Relationship After It’s Broken

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.” — Friedrich Nietzsche Laurie and Frank were high school sweethearts. They married young because Laurie became pregnant and, being Catholic, any other…
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March 1, 2014

Can a Good Fight Save Your Relationship?

With all the ups and downs in life, even the best relationships knock heads once in a while. Cyber talk is streaming a pop culture belief that long term relationships are just not viable. In this shifting climate, can we reliably build…
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March 20, 2014

4 Things I Have Changed for My Wife

“Men marry women with the hope they will never change. Women marry men with the hope they will change. Invariably they are both disappointed.”  — Albert Einstein In a serious relationship, if anyone is going to move across country, or even…
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March 25, 2014

5 Things Couples Should Never Do

“Love isn’t finding a perfect person. It’s seeing an imperfect person perfectly.” –Sam Keen “So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” –Alan…
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April 7, 2014

Ways to Administer Relationship First Aid

Jeri-Ann and Chas were having breakfast at their favorite restaurant on the beach one Sunday morning when an incident triggered a series of nuclear reactions. All those emotional neutrons and protons smacking up against each other set off a chain…
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April 17, 2014

How to Work Out Negative Emotions with Your Mate

“Through the fire all that remains is gold.” —Anonymous Adam was a student of relationships: he had them down pat, or so he thought. Then he met Zoe. She was an attorney and didn’t suffer fools. She shot from the…
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