Mel Schwartz, LCSW

#127 For the Sake of the Children

In The Possibility Podcast 127, the spotlight is on the expression “for the sake of the children.” Do we really stay in unhappy marriages out of concern for our children? Is it really so good for them?

#073: Your Best Chance at a Successful Marriage

In episode 073 of The Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz, the topic is marriage vows, the odds against upholding those vows, and how to give your marriage the best chance of success.

#059: If Marriage Was a Corporation…

In the Possibility Podcast with Mel Schwartz episode 059, Mel declares that if marriage was a corporation, it would be bankrupt. Fortunately, there are ways to re-frame commitment and responsibility that help cultivate a healthy, lasting, committed realtionship.

For the Sake of the Children

I’ve often heard people in conflicted and unhappy marriages claim that they are staying together for the sake of the children. Even if they do good… Continue reading For the Sake of the Children

Would You Like to Be the Partner I Want You to Be?

In my role as a relationship therapist, I’ve begun prompting couples to ask their partners, “Would you like to be the person that I’m asking… Continue reading Would You Like to Be the Partner I Want You to Be?

I’ll Be Happy When…

What is the source of happiness? We tend to assume that happiness will come from a future event. It typically depends upon something else happening.… Continue reading I’ll Be Happy When…

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

Marriage: Work or Play?

Most marriages and primary relationships these days tend to focus more on expediency and structure than on substance and content. In a culture that promotes… Continue reading Marriage: Work or Play?


Why Do We Mean by Commitment? What does the word commitment suggest? It usually evokes a strong sense of intention and focus. It typically is… Continue reading Commitment

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