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Adult ADHD Relationships…and, Yes…the Pandemic

I am delighted to present a new guest blog post by Melissa Orlov. Melissa is an important thought-leader in the field of couples therapy. She is the founder of ADHDmarriage.com, and the author of two award-winning

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6 Ways to Spot a Narcissistic Wife and 5 Ways to Deal With Her

The Perils of Having a Narcissistic Wife Therapists are only supposed to engage in self-disclosure if it serves the treatment plan for the client. I see no reason to have a different standard for this

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Unsupportive Spouse Depression

Unsupportive Spouse Depression Believing that you have an unsupportive Spouse has been identified as a primary source of Depression. New research shows that partners who believe that they have unsupportive

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The 1 Issue That Defines a Covert Narcissist Marriage

Are You Bogged Down in a Covert Narcissist Marriage? The Covert Narcissist Marriage is not like other narcissistic marital dynamics. We don’t tend to see the flamboyant attention seeking, charisma

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The Covert Narcissist Husband…5 Tell-Tale Signs

The Clinical Covert Narcissist Husband Revised on 1/1/20. What is a Covert Narcissist Husband? In a previous post, I’ve discussed the problem of narcissistic personality disorders. It’s a mistake

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7 Ways Your Depressed Husband Shows Up In Couples Therapy

Your Depressed Husband and Couples Therapy Revised 12/19/2019 We have been studying men like your depressed husband in couples therapy for more than twenty years. Many researchers now believe that these

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18 Ways You Cope if You Were Abused as a Child

If you were abused as a child, you may have Developmental Trauma. Here are 18 behaviors you may engage in that your partner might find puzzling, annoying, or downright strange. If you or your spouse

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Problem Gambling and Marital Conflict

Problem Gambling Problem gambling and marital conflict are certainly not on the minds of the construction workers in Springfield hard at work to finish the MGM Grand Casino by the summer of 2018. Casino

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Depression and Relationships

Why Researchers are Studying Depression and Relationships Revised 12/30/19 Depression and relationships are a growing area of research in science-based couples therapy. When your spouse is depressed, depression

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Dysthymic Disorder and Marital Conflict

What is Dysthymic Disorder? Revised 1/1/20 Dysthymic Disorder is a relatively new way to understand a particular type of depressive behavior. There are 7 million Americans for whom the sun will not come

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