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Journal of Family Psychology

Study Says Optimism Doesn't Bode Well For Your Marriage

Posted 11.22.2013 | Divorce

Having realistic expectations for your marriage is better than inflated optimism -- this according to a new study which claims wives who are highly op...

What May Help Military Couples Overcome Infidelity

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 01.27.2013 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Following infidelity, most couples wonder: is there any way to recover from this injury to the relationship and save the marriage?

The Depressing Thing Two-Thirds Of People Think On Their Wedding Day

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 11.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

"Do you still want to get married?" my mother-in-law asked my future wife on the day we were to be married. Her intuition told her to be alert to prem...

How A Belief In God Could Hinder Your Divorce

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

There have been many studies of the factors that contribute to divorce adjustment, but in general, most scientists have overlooked the religious aspects of divorc

The #1 Reason Marriages Don’t Last

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 04.19.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

In recent years, there have been several studies that suggest that some happy and satisfied newlyweds were still getting divorced.

The Secret Lives Of Divorced Moms

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

Mothers have two potentially competing needs: the mother's desire for adult companionship and the child's desire for parental attention and affection.