The quality of your relationships is the #1 predictor of happiness. If you’re looking to improve the connection with your partner, family or friends, I can help you determine what you need to thrive.

Own Your Relationships

Your relationships have a significant role in determining your happiness. Modern families like stepfamilies and single parent families, as well as same-sex partnerships and later-in-life pregnancies are the new normal, with new challenges and benefits. Let’s prioritize what’s most important.

Relationship Coach

We can work together to help you:

  • Figure out the qualities you’re really looking for in a partner
  • Determine your unique qualities as a partner
  • Find your partner
  • Determine healthy boundaries for your relationships
  • Articulate what you need
  • Lead your emotions
  • Respond instead of react
  • Practice active listening (and ask for it in return)

Divorce Coach

We can work together to help you:

  • Organize and restructure your finances
  • Establish a civil parenting partnership, or parallel parenting
  • Establish childcare routines and support
  • Build a supportive, satisfying social life
  • Establish career needs, goals and game plan

Fertility Coach / Pregnancy Coach

We can work together to help you:

  • Prepare for the process
  • Lead your emotions
  • Figure out what you need during this time
  • Prepare for and understand the injections/hormones
  • Manage friends and family expectations
  • Create more options
  • Slowly and gently, prepare to commit to the baby growing inside you

Stepmom Coach

We can work together to help you:

  • Enter stepmotherhood with grace and ease
  • Create the framework for thriving as a stepparent
  • Give up the “she” conversation in favor of the “we” conversation
  • Help your partner help you in this new role
  • Take on only what you want to. Then take on even less.
  • Be the mom in your house
  • Gain the respect and appreciation you deserve.

New Parent Coach

We can work together to help you:

  • Create a fourth trimester plan
  • Create a first year plan
  • Determine who can help you
  • Find the right child care situation
  • Determine the best way to balance work and child
  • Prepare for your (2nd, 3rd, 4th…) baby
  • Control what you can and yield to the rest

New Parent Program

In working with expectant parents, I am offering a 6-session package, which will include 2 prep sessions (for the couple) before the baby comes, a fourth trimester plan, and 4 sessions during the baby’s first six months (with mom and/or dad). This would be a total of 6 sessions over the course of a year for the couple. This program is offered for $275 per session ($1650 total), and unlimited email access between sessions.

Blog Posts on Relationships

Montclair Local Voices’ Ask Task: Is it Normal to Sleep Separately?

Dear Allison, My husband and I have a healthy marriage. We go on date nights about three times a month. On the weekends, we are intimate. No matter how tired my husband is after work, he always spends quality time with our son. And before fully winding down for the evening, he makes sure bills […]

Montclair Local Voices’ Ask Task: “I don’t want to have sex”

Dear Allison, I just don’t want to have sex with my husband any more. There I’ve said it. I like him, I love him, he’s a great father and partner. I’m just not into sex. I’m still nursing (our fourth child), and I get enough physical stimulation. I know he’s disappointed about it, but I […]

How to Help Your Spouse Find A Better Job

If your spouse is looking for a change, follow these 4 steps to recalibrate their career trajectory. There are few things more heartbreaking than someone hating their job. Work is where most people spend the majority of their waking hours. And if your spouse is the breadwinner, they feel this responsibility—they have to work, they have to make money, […]

Personal Coach Allison Task

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