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What is the Gottman Repair Checklist?

Why is Repair a Bedrock Skill in Couples Therapy? You may not realize this, but we’re not so good as a species at this new-fangled intimacy stuff. The fact is, most of us don’t know how to

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The American Divorce Rate and Occupations…the Science of Toxic Jobs

Toxic Careers, Declining Industries, and Strained Marriages Pre-COVID Research from 2015 reminds us that career choices have a significant impact on our marital satisfaction. In 2015, statistician

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Couples, COVID, and Cheating

I asked my friend Michele Weiner Davis what she has been thinking about lately, and she kindly offered me this updated guest blogpost. Couples, COVID, and Cheating Because of COVID-19, couples all over

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Is COVID-19 Contributing to a Measurable Rise in Virtual Affairs?

Infidelity in Lockdown…Are Virtual Affairs on the Rise? Evidence on the mental health implications of the pandemic lockdown has been mounting. The more we are stressed by COVID-19, the more we seek

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Alarming COVID-19 Divorce Rates From an Unlikely Source…

COVID-19 Divorce Rates From an Unlikely Source LegalTemplates is an online service that sells do-it-yourself legal templates for court fillings. Recently, they’ve claimed to have uncovered some “data-driven

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How to Deal With Triggers From Infidelity…10 Essential Tips

How to Deal With Triggers From Infidelity…a New Paradigm If you’re wondering how to deal with triggers from infidelity, here are 10 essential tips from neuroscience and science-based couples

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Love at First Sight…Finally Some Real Science

Can You Really Fall in Love at First Sight? A recent study showed that over 33% of singles reported experiencing the sensation of love at first sight, and men are 10% more prone to the feeling. However,

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What is a Covenant Marriage?

What is Covenant Marriage? Covenant Marriage is a form of marriage characterized by a set of specific agreements; marriage is a lifetime contract, grounds for divorce are limited and agreed upon in advance,

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Codependent Marriage…How Addiction Therapists Failed at Couples Therapy

What is Codependent Marriage? A codependent marriage is when a partner consumes considerable financial, emotional, and physical resources on behalf of their more problem-saturated spouse. What do we mean

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How Often Do Couples Fight?

Do You Fight More Often than the Average Couple? It’s not unusual for couples to ask us during their assessment...” do we fight more than we should?… What’s normal?… How often

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