70 Articles by Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT

The 3 Biggest Problems Couples Face During The Holidays (And How To Deal With Them)

It’s not unusual for us to fall in love with people who are quite different from us. Once the initial infatuation evaporates, those differences will...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
December 5 2015

How To Have A Great Relationship — No Matter What You're Going Through

When all is going well, most of us find it easy to be generous, appreciative, and kind with our partners. But what happens once things are less than...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
November 7 2015

So Your Partner Betrayed You: Here's How NOT To Let It End Your Relationship

Betrayal can take many forms — from a garden-variety lapse in judgment to a genuine heartbreaker or marriage ender. Many of these moments could be...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
September 25 2015

How To Stay In Love When You Stop Being Infatuated

My years as a student of psychology, literature, poetry, and mythology — plus 35 years as a couples therapist — have taught me that we experience love...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
September 15 2015

4 Surprising Truths About Keeping Love Alive

All relationships go through hard seasons. Especially if you and your partner have been together a long time, you have probably felt the cyclical...

Why You Always Have The Same Old Fight: A Couples Therapist Explains

Do you notice that you and your partner always end up having "the same old argument"? It's as if it doesn’t matter at all where the conversation or...

5 Signs You're An Emotionally Intelligent Person

Emotional intelligence (also known as "EQ") is the Queen of all intelligence, reflecting the strength of our connection to other people, in public or...

Why There's No Such Thing As Closure

My friend Phyllis Pilgrim is a yoga and meditation teacher at Rancho La Puerta in Tecate, Mexico. Students from around the world, young and old, men...

Why It's Unhealthy To Obsess Over Your First Love

As a couples’ therapist, I often give talks about love. And I often start by asking audience members to describe the sensations and feelings they felt...

How To Drastically Improve Your Relationship In 30 Days

Good relationships thrive when our ratio of positive to negative interactions is something like 5:1. And it’s not just your relationship that will...

Is Your Ex REALLY A Narcissist?

“My boyfriend is a narcissist. That’s why we broke up,” says Amy, case closed.

4 Essential Truths About Keeping Love Alive

When we fall in love, we take a leap into thin air. That’s why it’s called falling. I did it at 12 years old; it didn’t take maturity, consent or...

15 Universal Truths About Love

I’ve done numerous interviews and talks about what makes for a successful relationship. I’ve been a marriage counselor for 35 years, and have also...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
April 28 2015

4 Beliefs To Keep In Mind For A Happier, Healthier & More Authentic Life

The great anthropologist and spiritual teacher Angeles Arrien (1940—2014) was known for teaching people to “walk the mystical path with practical...

What Most People Get Wrong About Happiness

We all want to be happy, right? But most of us probably don't even have a concrete idea in mind about what we really mean when we think about...

Linda Carroll, M.S., LMFT
February 20 2015

14 Quotes To Restore Your Faith In Love

In the process of writing my recent book Love Cycles: The Five Essential Stages of Lasting Love, I collected the most profound, compelling and even...

Linda Carroll, M.S. LMFT
February 14 2015