Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#028: The Damage Done by What Goes Unspoken

Host Mel Schwartz explores how not speaking up in relationships of all kinds can result in stagnation, self-fulfilling prophesies, and default mutual misunderstanding.

#026: We All Just Want to be Loved

We all just want to be loved…but we struggle as we get in our own way. In this episode, Mel navigates the nuances and complexities… Continue reading #026: We All Just Want to be Loved

#022: Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Best Foot Forward

In dating and early stage romantic relationships, there’s a belief that we should put our best foot forward. If we really look at this tendency,… Continue reading #022: Why You Shouldn’t Put Your Best Foot Forward

Are We Really Speaking about the Same Thing?

How often have you felt frustrated in conversations as if you were each talking about a different thing? That’s because you were… To experience truly… Continue reading Are We Really Speaking about the Same Thing?

Silence: A Relationship Killer

Over the many years that I’ve been practicing therapy, I’ve found that couples that are struggling in their relationships often succumb to the default mode… Continue reading Silence: A Relationship Killer

Creating Resilient Relationships

The wonder of first meeting and falling in love is in part due to the curiosity and passion of learning about each other. Regrettably, over… Continue reading Creating Resilient Relationships

Does Familiarity Breed Contempt?

The expression “familiarity breeds contempt” is all too familiar. Yet, as the case with many common sayings, we might benefit from taking a look at… Continue reading Does Familiarity Breed Contempt?

If marriage were a corporation, it would be bankrupt

The fact that more than half of marriages end in divorce is actually the lesser problem. The more telling consideration is that the majority of… Continue reading If marriage were a corporation, it would be bankrupt