Gray Divorce

What is Gray Divorce? Gray divorce is how couples therapists describe the abrupt increase in divorce among couples 50 years old and older. Typically these couples are tossing in the towel after 20 years

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What Does Successful Couples Therapy Look Like?

Successful Couples Therapy is Preventative Successful couples therapy is not just about fixing problems, although that is how it is most commonly understood. Science-based couples therapy can help you

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How Should I Act Toward My Cheating Spouse?

How should I act toward my cheating spouse now that I’ve discovered their affair? I hear this question from hurt partners regularly. I am currently taking a new training with Michele Weiner Davis,

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Problem Gambling and Marital Conflict

Problem Gambling Problem gambling and marital conflict are certainly not on the minds of the construction workers in Springfield hard at work to finish the MGM Grand Casino by the summer of 2018. Casino

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11 Self Care Tips for Surviving Infidelity

Surviving infidelity is possible. I found these nuggets of wisdom from www.surviving adultery.com: Self Care Tips for Surviving Infidelity: 1. Whatever you focus your mind on becomes real, eventually taking

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Stop Workplace Emotional Affairs

Workplace Emotional Affairs are the Number One Infidelity Pattern Workplace emotional affairs, according to some studies now comprise 73% 0f all infidelities. This is up from 60% only a few years ago.

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The Myth of the Empty Nest Syndrome

The Surreal Notion of the Empty Nest Syndrome The Empty Nest Syndrome is, according to Psychology Today: Feelings of depression, sadness, and, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children

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Transition to Parenthood

Transition to Parenthood and Marital Satisfaction Transition to Parenthood is the first developmental task for a new couple. It took the field almost 50 years to get away from the cultural expectation

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The Problem with Being Defensive

The Problem with Being Defensive The problem with being defensive is that it keeps you stuck in your own head. Many couples slide into conflictual conversations too casually, easily and quickly. Gottman

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How Does Couples Therapy Work?

How Does Couples Therapy Work? How does couples therapy work? If you scrunched down all of the data, what are the essential common factors of effective couples therapy? Lisa Benson is a psychologist and

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