Category Archives for Mental Health and Marriage

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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Postpartum Depression and Marital Conflict

Postpartum Depression… What is it? Postpartum Depression is a serious mood disorder that may occur in the first few months after giving birth. It has also been known to happen after a miscarriage

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Gaslighting and Marital Conflict

What is Gaslighting? Gaslighting is a less subtle form of emotional abuse that seeks to control a partner through a pattern of over the top criticism and reality distortion. The term “Gaslighting”

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Mindful Practice in the Rain

Mindful Practice does not discriminate. It cools hot tempers and restores awareness. Rain does not discriminate either. It cools, refreshes and restores everyone. “RAIN” is also a well-known

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