Author Archives: Mark Burton, Ph.D.

Make A Choice for Connection
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One of the most common issues that couples talk about in my office is the lack of connection with each other. Most couples experience a deep and often profound connection when they first meet, start dating, and in the early … Continue reading

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What Some Couples Forget
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My wife and I often read a book together, out loud, typically in the evenings at the end of the day. Our current book is called “What Alice Forgot” by Liane Moriarty. We just are into the first few chapters … Continue reading

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Slow Down This Holiday Season
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We are fully into the holiday season and one of the most common complaints that I hear about from clients this time of year is that they are too rushed/committed/tired/overbooked, or any variation on that theme.  Here is the message … Continue reading

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Four Steps for Parenting
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For many of the couples that I see in my office, parenting issues are a significant factor in their unhappiness in the relationship.  When parents are not on the same page as far as what they expect from their children … Continue reading

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Mindful Relationships
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Many of the couples that I work with who have distressed relationships realize that they arrived at their current condition because they lost track of what is important in life.  Another way they often describe their situation is that their … Continue reading

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Communication in Relationships
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I have seen hundreds of couples who came in because their relationship was not what they wanted it to be, and in at least 90% of those cases, the couples themselves indicated their communication process was broken. Good communication is … Continue reading

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Are You Ready for Relationship Counseling?
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Over the many years that I have been working with couples on their relationships, I have noticed that many couples begin counseling not knowing what to expect. If couples are prepared for the process of relationship counseling, the work generally … Continue reading

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