Linda and Charlie Bloom

Linda Bloom, LCSW and Charlie Bloom, MSW have been trained as psychotherapists and relationship counselors and have worked with individuals, couples, groups, and organizations since 1975. They have lectured and taught at universities and learning institutes throughout the USA, including the Esalen Institute, the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, 1440 Multiversity, and many others.  They have taught seminars in many countries throughout the world. They have co-authored four books, 101 Things I Wish I Knew When I Got Married: Simple Lessons to Make Love Last, Secrets of Great Marriages: Real Truth From Real Couples About Lasting Love, Happily Ever After And 39 Other Myths About Love, and That Which Doesn't Kill Us: How One Couple Became Stronger at the Broken Places. They have been married since 1972 and are the parents of two adult children and three grandsons. Linda and Charlie live in Santa Cruz, California. Their website is

When Your Partner Loves You, But They’re Not In Love With You

Knowing the difference between these two is crucial for anyone who seeks to deepen the quality of connection in their relationship.

Here’s What You Need to Understand About Codependency

Codependency is usually misunderstood. Originally used as a label to identify families of alcoholics and substance abuse, today it is identified as a psychological construct of dysfunctional relationships.

This Is How Prioritizing Work Is Killing Your Relationship

Workaholism or work addiction can be a silent relationship killer.

13 Hacks To Keep Love Alive In Your Relationship

Relationships go through a lot of ups and downs. So it’s imperative that we know how to keep love alive in our relationship for long

6 Ways to Get Closer As A Loving Couple

"Real intimacy; real love has to do with a joining of the mind, a joining of the spirit, a joining of the heart." - Marianne Williamson

Kissing Adds Years to Your Life

Kissing can restore not only emotional well-being and physical health but longevity as well.

10 Factors That Promote Intimacy in a Relationship

The experience of intimacy is not one that can be brought forth by demand but can be invited to arise when certain conditions are in place in a relationship. These conditions include:

Does Your Relationship Have IDD? 10 Early Warning Signals and Steps To Heal

IDD, sometimes referred to as the “silent killer” because of its tendency to gradually and subtly insinuate itself into relationships, IDD often first shows up as a minor irritant or disappointment that is experienced by one or both partners.

Incompletions: 8 Steps to Overcome Differences With Your Partner

Here are 8 guidelines you might find useful: Steps to Overcome Differences With Your Partner

30 Practices to Boost Well-Being

If we want to bring our well-being quotient up, consider taking on the following practices:

The Reason Introverts and Extroverts Attract Each Other

It might seem counter-intuitive for these two very different personality types to get together, but it actually makes perfect sense from a relationship standpoint.