Category Archives for Mental Health and Marriage

The 5 Essential Tasks to Achieving Forgiveness in Marriage

Why is Forgiveness in Marriage So Hard? Is there an attachment science of forgiveness in marriage? What is forgiveness in marriage? Is it possible…or even desirable? In this post, I’m going

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Christian Couples Counseling in a Secular Therapy World

Science-based Christian couples counseling may not be an oxymoron, but it might as well be. Psychotherapy has never been particularly curious about religious faith of any kind. Most modern therapists do

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7 Ways Your Depressed Husband Shows Up In Couples Therapy

Your Depressed Husband and Couples Therapy We have been studying men like your depressed husband in couples therapy for more than twenty years. Many researchers now believe that a depressed husband acts

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The Science of Gratitude

Is there a science of gratitude? A little below 7% of Americans struggle with depression, but in couples therapy, about 40% of the couples have issues with depression with at least one partner. Depression

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What Makes You Attractive?

We May Now Know What Makes You Attractive! Ever wonder what makes you attractive? Researchers wonder too. Dr. René Proyer from the Institute of Psychology at MLU claims that his recent research has uncovered

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Medical Marriages

What are Medical Marriages? Medical marriages happen when a doctor marries another physician or healthcare practitioner. In the era of Ben Casey and Dr. Kildaire (about a half century ago), medical marriages

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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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The Myth of the Empty Nest Syndrome

The Surreal Notion of the Empty Nest Syndrome The Empty Nest Syndrome is, according to Psychology Today: Feelings of depression, sadness, and, or grief experienced by parents and caregivers after children

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Depression and Relationships

What Depression and Marital Conflict Have in Common Depression and relationships are a growing area of research in science-based couples therapy. When your spouse is depressed, depression and marital conflict

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Dysthymic Disorder and Marital Conflict

What is Dysthymic Disorder? 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 up tomorrow.

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