Interview Questions

How is it possible to strengthen a relationship in just ten minutes a day?
How would you differentiate Emotional Fitness For Couples from other relationship self-help books out there?
You end each section with a Top Ten List, which kind of makes you the David Letterman of therapy. How do these help the reader?
What are the major areas that cause difficulty in most relationships?
Early on, you say that “love is a verb.” Please explain that idea.
In Part 2 of the book, you talk about people who have a fear of intimacy that complicates their relationships — what do you recommend for people who think that maybe their partner has this problem?
In an anecdote in the book, a lady claims that married men “don’t get it” — meaning romance. Would you say that this is true in general, or not? And are women just as likely to not “get it” as men?
In the book you discuss ways being creative in ones love life, and you also (later) discuss personal boundaries. How would you suggest couples handle it when one person’s creativity interferes with the others’ boundaries?
How would you suggest communicating a natural need for some “alone time” without hurting your partner?
A lot of times when we hear about a celebrity break up, the parties involved will say they “grew apart.” How do you avoid, as you experience changes in your life over time that may change aspects of your personality, “growing apart” from your partner?
What’s one tip that you would give a couple who is not getting along to help improve their relationship?
You write a weekly nationally syndicated newspaper column on relationships. Where can we read it?
Earlita Chenault, 510-652-0215, ext. 142,