Token #2 Token of Collaboration

  Token of Collaboration Inventory Read each statement and check the ones you feel are true for you. Put a circle around the boxes which reflect those you need to work on. It is easy for me to trust and accept my partner’s opinions and judgments. My partner and I work well on projects together. […]

Token #1 Token of Esteem

Today’s Token is Esteem (self & relationship). See how you do. Token of Esteem Inventory Low self-esteem is associated with isolation. Put another way, the better you feel about yourself, the more likely you are to engage in meaningful relationships. This inventory will help you identify feelings and behaviors that may contribute to your self […]

Reclaim Your Marriage with Tokens of Affection

  If you have not yet decided, please join us at the PSI conference in June in North Carolina. Here are details of the conference. I will be speaking about how postpartum depression impacts a marriage and how couples can renew their connection after the fallout. Based on the concepts of my newest book, Tokens […]

Tokens of Affection Communication Code

TOKENS OF AFFECTION COMMUNICATION CODE When your partner indicates (or when you perceive) a genuine or urgent need to communicate, with a look, a word, a cry, a motion, an utterance, or an outright request, you should: Stop what you are doing. Pay attention. Respond with an expressed and loving intent to address or postpone. […]

Have You Recovered From PPD? Keep an eye on your marriage

  KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MARRIAGE:   Warning signs that communication could be breaking down:  I struggle to think of things to say to my partner. I am rarely interested in what my partner has to say. Every time we talk, we fight. I try not to criticize but I feel so negative much […]

Tokens of Affection Communication Code

When your partner indicates (or when you perceive) a genuine or urgent need to communicate, with a look, a word, a cry, a motion, an utterance, or an outright request, you should: 1) Stop what you are doing. 2) Pay attention. 3) Respond with an expressed and loving intent to address or postpone.   Remember […]

10 Reasons Why You Should NOT Suffer in Silence

Every time there is media attention to postpartum psychosis, I am approached by journalists with the same question: Does this attention help get the word out, or does it make it worse for postpartum women? It does both. Recently, there seems to be better, more responsible, well-researched attention placed on postpartum tragedies, in particular, naming […]

Shameless Self-Promotion: More to follow

NEW BOOK.  Won’t be out for while (end of year?) Title: Tokens of Affection: Reclaiming your marriage after postpartum depression. Written by Karen Kleiman (with Amy Wenzel) Routledge, 2013? (cross your fingers) Finally done! yay! Waiting for the cover, the copy editing, and all the other tediousnesses of publishing (right, that’s not a word) Here’s […]

Release Your Power: With integrity, not bravado

Are you a Porsche? Sometimes we forget how much power we have. Other times, we only think we know, yielding to the urge to prove it to others or boast about it. Inflated egos are not accurate reflections of inner power. When we speak of inner power, we refer to a deeply personal understanding of who […]

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