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The Walk Away Wife Syndrome

What is Walk Away Wife Syndrome? Revised 12/31/19 Well over a million marriages that will end in divorce in 2017, about two-thirds of those divorces will be filed for by women. Who is the Walk Away Wife

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What is a Mulligan in Golf And How Can I Have a Mulligan in Marriage?

What is a Mulligan in Golf and Why Should a You Want a Mulligan in Your Marriage? Revised 12/23/19 What is a mulligan in golf? According to Wiki, a mulligan is a second chance to perform an action. Usually,

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The Worst That Could Happen… to Who Exactly?

The Worst That Could Happen? To Who Exactly? Revised 12/31/19 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

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Here’s How to Make a Softened Start-Up

The Importance of Softened Start-Up Revised 12/31/19 A softened start-up is perhaps the most essential part of making a valid complaint to your partner. John Gottman’s 1999 study, Predicting Divorce

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The 7 Organizing Dimensions of Culture

International Couples When we think about culture, it is useful to think along seven dimensions: Time The Universe and how we got here. The Meaning and Cohesiveness of Family. Emotional Expressiveness Interpersonal

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Goodness Gracious…What Women Want from Men Emotionally

What Women Want from Men Emotionally Freud Famously Asked the Question, “What Do Women Want?” According to Dr. John Gottman, what women want most from men is trustworthiness. Be authentic.

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Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder

The Problem of Passive-Aggressive Personality Disorder Revised 12/30/19 There are few couple dynamics as frustrating and as misunderstood as a passive-aggressive personality disorder. Passive-aggressive

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Adult ADHD and Marriage

ADHD and Marriage…What You Don’t Know Will Hurt You Revised 12/30/19 I had another session with Holly and Steve (not their real names) recently. Holly was particularly upset from the moment

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What Your Parents Taught You About Marriage and Family Life

Do You Ever Think About What Your Parents Taught You About Marriage and Family Life? Revised 12/30/19 Do you ever reflect on what lessons your parents taught you about marriage and family life? It’s

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Depression and Marriage

Depression and Marriage Revised 12/30/19 Depression and marriage. Does one impact the other? A whopping 6.7% of Americans suffer varying degrees of depression, and marital conflict often follows. Depression

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