Category Archives for Mental Health and Marriage

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

Why Depression and Relationships Have Much in Common 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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Postpartum Depression and Marital Conflict

Postpartum Depression… What is it? revised 12/22/19 Postpartum Depression (PPD) is a severe mood disorder that may occur in the first few months after giving birth. It has also been known to happen

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Gaslighting and Marital Conflict

How to Stop Gaslighting in a Relationship: 8 Steps Here we focus on first defining gaslighting in a relationship and then teach you how to stop it. We aren’t saying you can, because in it’s

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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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Confessions of a Passive-Aggressive Husband

I Confess… I am a Passive Aggressive Husband Revised 12/30/19 I have a confession to make. I am a passive-aggressive husband. I am not proud of it.  And, as a couples therapist, I am not particularly

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Borderlines in Couples Therapy

Borderlines in couples therapy can be very challenging. Many couples therapists dread working with clients suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder. Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is an unfortunately

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