Published Articles And Other Media Appearances

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Cathie and Dr Israel Helfand provide tools and insights from their acclaimed Marriage Quest Program that has been developed over the past 40+ years.

The YUMMY Marriage, is available on Amazon in the paperback and Kindle editions, as an iBook on Apple, and as a spiral-bound book at Lulu.com.

“The YUMMY Marriage” offers communication tools and insights from 40+ years of Marriage Quest Program retreats.

Dr David Helfand discussed his expertise in neurofeedback and how he uses cutting edge neuroscience to help couples repair their relationship or build a deeper connection.

Picture of Dr Helfand's article on neurofeedback and trouble couples

Marriage Quest has been rated the #1 best marriage counseling retreat in the US since 2015!

Since 2015, Marriage Quest has consistently held the top spot as the best marriage counseling retreat in the US

Dr David Helfand explains the 6 human stress responses (fight, flight, freeze, fawn, tend, and befriend) along with four strategies for helping your spouse when they showing signs of stress.

An expert in relationship counseling pens an article on mastering the art of conflict-free communication in marriage

Dr David Helfand discusses signs that it’s time to consider separation when you have experienced a sexless marriage for a long period of time.

When to walk away from sexless marriage article

Dr David Helfand described tips on how to be assertive with a partner without being aggressive. One of the key takeaways is to share you feelings and thoughts with a partner without demanding behavioral changes from them.

Dr. Helfand suggests being assertive, not aggressive, in marriage and advises expressing feelings without insisting on changes

Dr David Helfand describes one of the red flags that signal codependency: being anxious when your partner is away, and experiencing an inability to self soothe.

Dr. Helfand identifies a codependency red flag: anxiety when your partner is absent and an inability to self-comfort

Dr David Helfand explains the importance of resolving past hurts when trying to create more empathy in your relationship.

Dr. David Helfand elaborates on the significance of addressing past grievances in fostering greater empathy within your marital relationship

Dr David Helfand describes some differences between a healthy relationship and codependency.

Dr David Helfand describes the differences between a healthy marital relationship and codependency

Dr David Helfand discusses the importance of sleep for emotional regulation and the health of your relationship.

Dr. David Helfand emphasizes the crucial role of sleep in managing emotions in a healthy marital relationship

Dr David Helfand describes sex education tips that every person should know and likely never learned.

the sex education you missed article

Dr David Helfand discusses why work place affairs are so common and provides 4 tips for preventing them.

Dr. David Helfand explores the reasons behind the prevalence of workplace affairs and offers four strategies to prevent them

Dr David Helfand discusses the importance of both spouses understanding how the dynamics in their relationship resulted in an affair.

Dr. David Helfand emphasizes the need for both partners to understand how their relationship dynamics contributed to an affair

Dr David Helfand discusses how to know when it’s a good time to tell your partner you love them for the first time.

Dr. David Helfand shares insights on finding the right moment to say "i love you" to your partner for the first time

Dr David Helfand discusses ways to keep your relationship and sex life alive when you are coping with cancer and the many related stressors.

Dr. David Helfand shares strategies for maintaining a vibrant relationship and sex life while dealing with cancer and related stressors

Dr David Helfand discusses how emotional affairs start, and the research on the affair partner usually trying to discuss their needs with their spouse multiple times before seeking comfort outside the relationship.

Dr. David Helfand discusses the onset of emotional affairs and notes that the affair partner often tries to communicate their needs to their spouse before seeking comfort elsewhere

Dr David Helfand comments on a news article about a dry wedding at the request of the bride. 

Dr. David Helfand shares his perspective on a news piece about a bride who requested a dry wedding

Dr David Helfand talks about the importance of emotional intelligence as a sign that you are ready for marriage.

Dr. David Helfand emphasizes the role of emotional intelligence as an indicator of marriage readiness

Dr David Helfand shares his thought on a news article about an adult kid who refused to babysit for their much younger sibling. He shares the psychology behind healthy boundaries in a family system.

Dr. David Helfand discusses a news article about an adult child's refusal to babysit their younger sibling, emphasizing the importance of healthy boundaries in a family system

Dr David Helfand comments on a recent news story and discusses the importance of healthy boundary setting within a family system.

Dr. David Helfand discusses the significance of setting healthy boundaries within a family system in light of a recent news story

Dr David Helfand discusses the importance of eye contact in a relationship and why the sudden avoidance of gazing at your partner is a red flag.

Dr. David Helfand highlights the significance of eye contact in a marital relationship and flags sudden avoidance of gaze as a concern

Dr David Helfand discusses the importance of whether or not to tell your partner about your snooping and the pros and cons of either decision.

Article about the pros and cons of revealing to your spouse about your snooping activities in the marriage

Dr Israel Helfand discusses his role a sex therapist and how he has helped couples revitalize their sex lives during a 3-day marriage retreat.

The article discusses the role of a sex therapist in helping couples rejuvenate their sex lives during a 3-day intensive marriage retreat

Dr Israel Helfand talks about the importance of discussing sex during a marriage retreat, and how the process is an investment in your relationship.

Dr. Israel Helfand emphasizes the value of discussing sex at marriage retreats as an investment in the relationship

Dr Israel Helfand comments on the celebrity relationship and how lust for an ex can linger for a long time.

Dr. Israel Helfand discusses the dynamics of celebrity relationships and the enduring nature of desire for a former partner

Alumni Dr Israel and Cathie Helfand were interviewed about their successful Couples Retreat business and the road to get there since graduation.

Alumni Dr. Israel and Cathie Helfand discuss their journey since graduation to establishing a successful Couples Retreat business

Dr Israel Helfand is interviewed about the celebrity relationship and the difficulty of letting go of someone you have a strong desire and lust for.

Dr. Israel Helfand discusses the challenges of ending a relationship with a celebrity, particularly when strong desire and lust are involved

Dr Israel Helfand talks about helping couples to determine sexual compatibility and ways they can rekindle their sex life.

Dr. Israel and Cathie Helfand discuss assisting married couples in establishing sexual compatibility and reigniting intimacy

Dr Israel Helfand discusses how kinky is in the eyes of the users, and he introduces the concept of mocha for couples that are not fully into the kink world.

Dr. Israel Helfand discusses the subjective nature of kinky vs vanilla sex and introduces "mocha" for married couples

Dr Israel Helfand talks about the rising trend of Gray Divorce with couples who have decided later in life that they want to be happy without their partner.

Dr. Israel Helfand discusses the increasing trend of Gray Divorce, where older couples choose happiness over staying in an unsatisfying relationship.

Dr Israel Helfand dispels the notion that Burlington, VT residents are not having sex as much as other cities.

Dr. Israel Helfand disputes the idea that Burlington, VT residents are less sexually active than those in other New England cities.

Dr Israel Helfand talks about husbands’ desires to take more risks in the bedroom and spice up their sex life.

Dr Israel Helfand talks about husbands’ desires to push boundaries which generate fear but also excitement

Dr Israel and Cathie Helfand comment on the dangers of not sleeping with your partner if your relationship is already in trouble.

Sleep divorce - article about the risks of not sharing a bed with your partner if your relationship is already strained

Dr Israel Helfand offers 5 tips for keeping your sex live active and fun.

5 tips for keeping your sex live active and fun while avoiding sexual disconnection issues

Dr Israel and Cathie Helfand discuss how to keep your vibrant sexual energy alive as you age and take care of a family.

Dr. Israel and Cathie Helfand discuss maintaining sexual vitality while aging and caring for a family.

Dr Israel Helfand talks about the Gates’ divorce and the trend of Gray Divorce across the country.

Dr. Israel Helfand discusses the Gates' divorce and the rising trend of Gray Divorce in the U.S.

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