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The 3 Best Rules For Managing In-Law Relationships

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

'You don't just marry a person; you marry his or her family.' In my surveys of over 700 long-married older people, this statement was seen as a fundamental truth.

Older Couples Reveal 5 Ways To Regret-Proof Your Relationship

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 07.25.2016 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

Very little is written about how to avoid having relationship regrets. In my interviews with 700 older people -- who had vast experience both in and out of relationships -- I was keenly interested in what younger people can do to avoid regretting their actions when it comes to love.

Before 'I Do,' Ask This Question

Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D. | Posted 04.02.2013 | Fifty
Karl A. Pillemer, Ph.D.

In our interviews with hundreds of long-married couples about what works and what doesn't for a long and satisfying relationship... it turns out that our elders believe there's something close to a 'magic bullet' when it comes to deciding in a relationship: 'Should I stay or should I go?'