Terry's Posts

The Pursuer-Distancer Dynamic

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

While all couples need autonomy and closeness, many partners struggle with the pursuer-distancer dance and feel chronically dissatisfied with their degree of intimacy. When the pattern of pursuing and distancing becomes ingrained, the behavior of one partner provokes and maintains the behavior of the other.

Do Trial Separations Work?

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

Can a relationship benefit from taking a break? It all comes down to outlining clear intentions, communication, and goals.

10 Rules for a Successful Second Marriage

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW  //  

Respect, positive communication, and having a good sense of humor go a long way in making your second marriage last a lifetime.