Category Archives for How to Help Couples

The Health Consequences of Constant Bickering in Marriage

Constant Bickering in Marriage Brings New Meaning to “I’m Sick of You” Researchers at Ohio State University, in the US, found that spouses who engage in escalated, constant bickering

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Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? What’s the Science?

Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? Is Once a Cheater Always a Cheater True? Well…not always. However, according to new research, prior infidelities can triple the chance of a cheating on

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What You Can Learn in Breakup Bootcamp

What You Need to Know in the Breakup Bootcamp I’ve noticed that some “relationship coaches” who have no credentials in couples therapy or mental health whatsoever regularly attempt to

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The 5 Tell-Tale Signs of a Clinically Covert Narcissist Husband

The Clinical Covert Narcissist Husband What is a Covert Narcissist Husband? We have a mistaken notion that narcissism is always characterized by a larger than life expansive grandiosity. But there is another

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13 Crucial Rules for Fighting Fair in Marriage

Rules for Fighting Fair? Isn’t Fighting Bad? Any discussion about rules for fighting fair in marriage first has to deal with the question “why fight at all? Isn’t fighting a sign of a

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3 Important Ways That Your Couples Therapist Relationship is Unique

The couples therapist relationship is complex because your couples therapist has a unique and important role. Choose carefully. The therapeutic alliance is the most important factor in couples therapy.

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Choosing a Life Partner…Science…or Sexy Story?

Choosing a life partner is an important decision. Because of that fact, there’s been a lot of research both good and bad that explore how we decide who we want to spend our lives with. Some of this

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3 Top Reasons to Leave a Marriage

Couples therapists hear all kinds of reasons to leave a marriage. But a new research study by Professor Samantha Joel says that while 23 separate reasons were given by study participants, 3 dominant issues

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Personality Change after Bariatric Surgery and Marital Conflict

Personality Change After Bariatric Surgery Personality change after bariatric surgery is a fact, and marital conflict is often the result. After bariatric surgery, hormone levels dramatically shift, and

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15 Amazing Questions to Ask Before You Get Married

15 Amazing Research-Based Relationship Questions to Ask Before You Get Married. We all want to know the best questions to ask before you get married. Everyone wants to decide, and not slide into marriage. The

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