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Marital Conflict

"Love Means Never Having To Say You're Sorry..." Another Relationship Myth Debunked

Leslie Blanchard | Posted 02.02.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Leslie Blanchard

When our daughter and son-in-law became engaged, our church required them to spend a few evenings with a "Mentor Couple" prior to the ceremony to exam...

This Is What It Looks Like When Pokémon Go Destroys A Marriage

The Huffington Post | Carolin Lehmann | Posted 07.15.2016 | Divorce

Now that Pokémon Go is officially the biggest mobile game in U.S. history, it’s only a matter of time before it starts tearing marriages apart. You...

The Most Important F-Word In Marriage

Dr. Jamie Williamson | Posted 05.25.2016 | Weddings
Dr. Jamie Williamson

Friendship actually is the F-word that needs the most attention if you want to retain or regain a happy marriage. The single most distinguishing characteristic between happy couples and distressed couples is that happy couples are more likely to be best friends and actually treat each other as best friends would.

Killing (a Marriage) With Kindness

Amy Begel | Posted 01.18.2017 | Healthy Living
Amy Begel

This was the problem with these well-meaning people in a nutshell. When Beth gets upset, or fights Larry on an idea, he withdraws. I'm not sure if he's protecting himself or her, but my guess is that it's a bit of both.  

'My Husband Wants to Be Polyamorous Just When Our Marriage Started to Improve'

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 12.03.2016 | Weddings
Samantha Rodman PhD

Sure, if you both agreed to be polyamorous,more power to you. But you guys talked about it in the abstract and then he went and found another woman. That is more like cheating than polyamory in my book.

We Fight In Front of Our Child, How Badly Is It Hurting Her?

Samantha Rodman PhD | Posted 05.23.2015 | Divorce
Samantha Rodman PhD

The marriage that kids see at home gives them a lasting impression of how relationships are supposed to work. If your child sees you and your husband fighting on a regular basis, this will be the type of relationship that she will be unconsciously drawn to in the future.

How Ordering Breakfast Can Explain The Difference Between Men And Women

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 04.02.2015 | Fifty
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Valentine's Day is approaching so I thought it appropriate to tell the story I often do in therapy to help describe a basic difference between the genders. It's actually not simply a difference. More like a lack of understanding.

Mothers and Lovers: From Parenting to Romance

Wray Herbert | Posted 02.01.2015 | Science
Wray Herbert

Scientists wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships. They wanted to see if children's experiences with their parents shape their nervous system responses much later on, when they are in romantic relationships.

This Simple Trick May Solve All Your Relationship Problems

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 06.10.2014 | Divorce

Are you someone who gives stellar relationship advice to your best friends, but can never seem to fix your own love life? You're not alone. Resear...

The Real Reason You're Fighting With Your Spouse

Posted 07.09.2013 | Weddings

As if feeling energized and refreshed weren't good enough reasons to get a good night's sleep, here's another: bad sleep can make your marital fights ...

4 Ways To Deal With Your Partner's Male Midlife Crisis

The Huffington Post | Shelley Emling | Posted 04.22.2013 | Fifty

When your middle-aged spouse begins questioning past decisions and starts making dramatic changes in his life, you can bet he's experiencing a midlife...

The Scary Health Issue That Boys Of Divorced Parents May Face

Robert Hughes, Jr. | Posted 12.09.2012 | Divorce
Robert Hughes, Jr.

For over three decades, scientists and clinicians have documented the effects of divorce on the psychological well-being of children.

Can You Spot A Highly Semi-Happy Marriage? | Pamela Haag | Posted 01.03.2012 | Fifty

Friends sometimes ask me about the signs of marriages on the brink. Can mere mortals, without credentials even!, predict which marriages are likely to...

Is Marriage Good for Your Health, NY Times Asks

Bella DePaulo | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bella DePaulo

Coming this Sunday to the New York Times Magazine (already available online here) is an article by Tara Parker-Pope titled, "Is marriage good for your...