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Cinema Therapy…and the Eye-Opening Promise of Mental Health Movies

What is Cinema Therapy? One of the best-kept secrets in mental health is that watching movies can be good for you. How do movies heal? In this post, I’m going to explore Cinema Therapy. Cinema, as

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What is Micro-Cheating?

What is Micro-Cheating? There’s a new form of infidelity, and it’s facilitated by technology. What is micro-cheating? Is micro-cheating just a superfluous new buzzword to describe good old-fashioned

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The Phubbing Meme, FOMO, and the Merits of Indistractability in Marriage

The Phubbing Meme and FOMO…How Tech is Displacing Mindfulness The Phubbing meme is attracting increased attention from couples therapy researchers. According to Wikipedia, a meme is an idea, behavior,

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The Surprising Reason Why Online Dating is Improving Marriage

The Growth of Online Dating Online dating is only the most recent iteration of technology-assisted romance. The relationship between technology and dating goes way back to 1959 when two students at Stanford

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11 Tell-Tale Signs of Internet Infidelity and 4 Ways to Heal

Is Internet Infidelity Different? Revised 1/1/20 Is internet infidelity different? Not really…and yes, Online infidelity is very different. Spouses engage in Internet Infidelity for the same reasons

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Facebook Affairs

The Epidemic of Facebook Affairs Revised 1/1/20 Facebook Affairs are becoming a very hot topic in social science research. A new study by researchers at Indiana University found that Facebook users who

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Trouble If You “Friend” Him Back…..

Whatever Became of? There is an epidemic of Boomer Divorce. And I wonder if the fact that we can now quickly answer the question “Whatever became of…” might not be a contributing factor

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Married at First Sight: A Couples Therapist’s Take

Ryan and Jessica From Married at First Sight Married at First Sight is a popular show that captures our imagination about the meaning of marriage.  Ryan De Nino and Jessica Castro are the darlings of

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Pass the Popcorn… and Get Some Movie Therapy!

Researchers were stunned to discover that divorce rates for newlyweds cut by more than half by couples watching movies about relationships and discussing them afterwards. But not just any relationship

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Marriage in the Movies: Boyhood

Hopefully, some time soon, you will go out and see an almost 3 hour movie about nothing in particular, and everything that’s meaningful to being human. “Boyhood” took 12 years to make,

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