Cobra Husbands

Cobra Husbands There are two distinct types of men who physically and emotionally abuse their wives. According to Neil Jacobson, Ph.D. and John Gottman, Ph.D., authors of the book, When Men Batter Women

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Pitbull Husbands

In their seminal work on domestic violence, “When Men Batter Women, New Insights into Ending Abusive Relationships.” Drs. John Gottman and Neil Jacobson defined battering as “physical aggression

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Narcissism and Marital Conflict

Narcissus is a figure in Greek mythology who was incredibly beautiful. And he had the bad habit of breaking the hearts of ardent young maidens. One of these scorned maidens was so annoyed being rebuffed

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Walk Away Wife

The Walk Away Wife Michele Weiner-Davis is a legend in couples therapy. Her particular expertise is “Divorce-Busting.” One of the videos in the CTI collection is authored by her and is called

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The Art of the Mulligan Marriage

You don’t have to be an avid golfer to enjoy the benefits of a Mulligan Marriage– the term “Mulligan”  has now entered popular culture. A “Mulligan” means any “do-over,”

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How To Use Your Brain for a Change

How to Use Your Brain for a Change in Your Marriage After you have had some therapy, how do you imagine that you would want to talk to your partner? When you have participated in a couples therapy intensive,

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The Worst That Could Happen… to Who Exactly?

The Worst That Could Happen? To Who Exactly? Normally I am a fan of songwriter Jimmy Webb. He gave us such fantastic songs like “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” the somewhat incomprehensible

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Softened Start Up: How it Starts is How it Ends

The Importance of Softened Start-Up John Gottman’s 1999 study, Predicting Divorce among Newlyweds from the First Three Minutes of a Marital Conflict was a landmark event in couples therapy research.

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