Blog Articles | Los Angeles Psychotherapist Dr. Bill Cloke - Part 4

January 8, 2016

10 ‘IFs’ for a Happy, Loving Relationship

If you can hold in mind your love for each other and keep that before you at times of great difficulty and in all situations… If you can make being right less important than being connected, and instead work toward…
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January 15, 2016

How to Save Your Relationship

Jack and Harriet were fighting for days when they first came to my office. They walked in separately and sat as far away from each other as they possibly could. What was wrong? Harriet blurted out “He just won’t listen,…
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January 15, 2016

How Do You Know If You Have A True Friend?

“A true friend is one soul in two bodies.” -Aristotle “Friendship is the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person, having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words.” -George Eliot As I walked to gym class in middle school…
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March 27, 2016

4 Love Lessons from My No-Nonsense Feline

It’s 5:30 AM and I am awakened by the swift moving thud of paws walking over my body to get to my side. Jake is purring like a ’57 Chevy on steroids. As he thumps down next to me with…
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April 12, 2016

The Art of Conflict

Ben was nervous as he drove to Sarah's apartment for their first date. Had he taken care of everything? He made reservations at the nicest restaurant, showered, put on his favorite outfit and was arriving just a few minutes late…
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May 3, 2016

Love and Tyranny

Jose came to my office in shreds. He was totally devastated. He so wanted to love but struggled mightily to be loving. He sought out relationships but was continually embroiled in tempestuous dramas about what he perceived to be slights,…
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