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The Motivational Importance of Family

The Importance of Family One of the most fundamental curiosities of social science research is “what motivates us?” New research is pointing toward the importance of family as the most essential

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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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9 Tips for Making Stepfamilies Work

Why So Many Stepfamilies? Couples therapy researchers are acutely focused on the challenge of making stepfamilies work. Stepfamilies in the USA are as typical as they are complicated. 40% of married couples

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How to Rekindle a Marriage After a Baby

How to Rekindle a Marriage After a Baby New parenthood can be stressful. Many young couples want to know how to rekindle a marriage after a baby arrives. Decades of research have shown that marital satisfaction,

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19 Vital Topics to Discuss in Interfaith Couples Counseling

Interfaith Couples Counseling…An Often Neglected Niche in Couples Therapy Is interfaith couples counseling even relevant to our modern pluralistic society? According to a recent Pew Research Center

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Children of Divorce

Children of Divorce Revised 12/31/19 I am often asked about children of divorce. Wives sometimes ask me, “do you think I should stay in a miserable marriage just for the sake of my kids?” This

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Emotionally Unavailable Men and The Guy Code

The Problem of Emotionally Unavailable Men Revised 5/13/19 Every woman has probably experienced a man they were dating suddenly get cold feet, and wondered if he were one of those emotionally unavailable

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Transition to Parenthood

Transition to Parenthood and Marital Satisfaction Updated 3/10/19 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

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Is There a Romeo and Juliet Effect in Couples Therapy?

Is There a Romeo and Juliet Effect in Psychology? Revised 1/4/20 Is there a Romeo and Juliet Effect in Psychology? In 1972, a paper published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology suggested

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How to Raise an Angry, Entitled Child in 4 Easy Steps

 Four Steps to Raising an Angry, Entitled Child According to a 2015 study published in the journal Developmental Psychology there are four easy steps to raising an angry, entitled child. This research

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