Dr. Richard Nicastro

Dr. Richard Nicastro

Richard Nicastro, Ph.D. is a marriage and relationship expert with over fifteen years experience helping couples. His relationship advice has appeared in numerous national magazines.

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Discover What Your Marriage Is Missing: Your Relationship Check-up Is Long Overdue

Couples and couples counselors have not adopted the philosophy of the regularly scheduled check-up for relationships. Most often, the approach is to wait for problems to arise and then to seek help. This article highlights the benefits of a preventive medicine approach to relationships. A relationship check-up can help you build a stronger marriage or relationship before significant problems arise.

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How to Deepen Intimacy through the Power of Empathic Listening

A frequent complaint of the couples I work with is that one or both partners feel the other is no longer really listening. Learn about the different levels of listening that occur in relationships and discover the listening skills you and your partner will need to deepen intimacy and create a stronger union.

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Men and Intimacy: 5 Myths about men, love and intimacy

This article explores the common myths about men and intimacy—in particular, the belief that men do not value emotional connection. Learn about the hurdles that make emotional expression challenging for so many men and discover the central way in which men connect with their partners.

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Relationship Advice: Stop the Negativity and Build a Better Relationship

Couples are often blindsided by the negative feelings that are part of every relationship. These feelings can act like a negativity magnet that seeks similar energy. Find out how to use positive feelings to overcome these negative patterns.

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Marriage Alert! Can your relationship survive the financial crisis?

There is a hidden casualty of this financial mess that doesn't seem to be getting any press: Marriages and relationships are more vulnerable than every during these uncertain, stressful economic times. Learn how to protect your most valued asset: Your relationship.

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Emotional Affair: Have You Entered a Danger Zone?

An emotional affair often occurs long before a physical affair. Everyone is vulnerable to heading down the path of emotional infidelity and because of this, you need to be prepared. Discover the top warning signs so you can protect your marriage or relationship from the danger zones of an emotional affair.

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Marriage problems: Are power struggles destroying your relationship?

Couples often get into power struggles because they fail to properly consult with each other when faced with important decisions. The need to feel in control often creates major hurdles for intimacy and can prevent you from building a harmonious relationship. This article describes ways to help you and your partner begin working as a team and overcome power struggles.

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Are your friends hurting your relationship?

Couples who lack support from others often feel isolated and less satisfied with their relationship. No matter how strong your marriage or relationship might seem, you and your partner can benefit from having a strong relationship-support network. Discover why you should start building a relationship-support system today.

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Intimacy 101: Is this Intimacy or Dependency?

Intimacy (the emotional, physical and spiritual connection you and your partner create together) is the greatest gift and the biggest challenge of committed relationships. When you remain too separate from your partner, intimacy suffers, yet the danger also exists that you will lose yourself in intimacy's embrace. Learn the different between intimacy and unhealthy dependency, so that you can experience the joys of an intimate relationship.

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