6 Ways to Spot a Victim Mentality… and 6 Ways to Stop

What is a Victim Mentality? A victim mentality is a pervasive and universal view of oneself as the chronic victim of unfortunate circumstances or the evil actions of others. It’s a somewhat harsh

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7 Reasons You Might Think Twice Before Asking for a Sleep Divorce

What is Sleep Divorce? A “sleep divorce” is when a couple lives together, but does not sleep in the same bed. Notice I didn’t say “sleep together” because that’s an

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Retired Husband Syndrome

What is Retired Husband Syndrome? The post-1945 Japanese population has demonstrated an enormous capacity for effective organization and hard work, a major factor contributing to Japan’s spectacular

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Is There a Limerence Cure?

What is Limerence? And Why Do We Need a Limerence Cure? Limerence is an emotional and mental experience of deep, obsessive attachment to another person.  Limerence symptoms usually feel involuntary and

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The Polyamory Meme

The Polyamory Meme The polyamory meme has finally attracted some serious research. But perhaps, we should define what I mean by the “Polyamory Meme.” According to Wikipedia, a meme is an idea,

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Alienation of Affection and Homewrecker Laws

Alienation of Affection and Homewrecker Laws A lot of people don’t know that engaging in infidelity can sometimes have legal and financial consequences. What are Alienation of Affection and homewrecker

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Happy Couples Focus on These Fights

Part of the Why Do Couples Fight SeriesWhat Kind of Arguing Do Happy Couples Tend Focus on Most? Dr. John Gottman’s 30+ years of research has consistently focused on what happy couples do differently

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The Phubbing Meme, FOMO, and the Merits of Indistractability in Marriage

The Phubbing Meme and FOMO…How Tech is Displacing Mindfulness The Phubbing meme is attracting increased attention from couples therapy researchers. According to Wikipedia, a meme is an idea, behavior,

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