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4 Key Factors That Can Predict Your Relationship's Future

Wouldn't you like to find out if your closest intimate relationship will beat the odds and last over the long haul? Now, one of the largest studies ever conducted on the science of relationship satisfaction shows that it may take only 4 pieces of information to know whether you’re headed for long-term bliss or instead to short-term breakup. Read More

To whom it may concern:

I have kindly contacted your PsychologyToday office on a number of occasions and requested to have my posts on this site removed, via various communication channels supplied on this site -- to no avail...no answer at all to my inquiry. At this point, I have to interpret this lack of response from your staff, as a blatant disregard for me as an online user/customer, and secondly as a human being. Naturally, this negation would make any customer/online user feel personally affronted. This negative user experience does not speak well of your organization, staff and your field's profession of helping people -- when you can't even make a small effort to return an inquiry.

It is a sad reflection of the times, when a person has to look for alternative means to be heard -- by people who are committed to ignoring you...perhaps because I do not hold a prestigious doctorate title or other, to warrant some level of customer service.

This post stands as my formal request to have ALL my posts removed from this site ASAP.

Thanks for caring,

~ you have my email address...looking forward to a reply.

You are not a customer

Anonymous wrote:
I have kindly contacted your PsychologyToday office on a number of occasions and requested to have my posts on this site removed, via various communication channels supplied on this site -- to no avail...no answer at all to my inquiry. At this point, I have to interpret this lack of response from your staff, as a blatant disregard for me as an online user/customer, and secondly as a human being. Naturally, this negation would make any customer/online user feel personally affronted. This negative user experience does not speak well of your organization, staff and your field's profession of helping people -- when you can't even make a small effort to return an inquiry.

It is a sad reflection of the times, when a person has to look for alternative means to be heard -- by people who are committed to ignoring you...perhaps because I do not hold a prestigious doctorate title or other, to warrant some level of customer service.

This post stands as my formal request to have ALL my posts removed from this site ASAP.

Thanks for caring,

~ you have my email address...looking forward to a reply.

This site is free to read and free to comment on. A customer is someone that PAYS for a service or product and does not expect something for nothing.

You are not a customer and do not deserve to be treated as a customer! You are nothing more than a narcissistic cry baby CONSUMER. There is a HUGE difference between a customer and a consumer. Shut up your whining. You should have put more thought into what you were doing before you did it.

Regret is a bitch!

I would like to send Neil some money for his thoughtful response.

Excuse me, do you work for PsychologyToday? Because I have not receive a response from them to my inquiry whether they can do it or not. Is there some special criteria in order to solicit a response? The minimal they could do is...direct me to their commenting policy if they have such. I know they do a great job of moderating and deleting posts they do not agree with, but can't take a few seconds to post a reply to a legit question? -- Pretty constipated people with a chip on their shoulders at PT. I'm surprised PT allowed your rude and attacking, flaming comment....but you are on their side, so no surprise!

You appear to be pretty constipated yourself, but I must say, you're doing a better job at responding...Do you want me to pay you for your excellent response? -- Since you believe all human interactions and transactions should be tied to money?

The simple reason lesser

The simple reason lesser couples with degrees break up is finances. With that college certificate in your hand, you are better placed to land a job than with just a HS diploma.

The stress the couple faces during a job loss & subsequent job-hunt is significantly lesser because you can be sure that you will get a good job soon, you can afford to wait for 'that' job rather than just looking for any job that pays you for the next week's food/rent. That stress is enough to cause a spouse to say that they want out.

It really is about financial security.

How universal is this result?

Interesting study. But I wonder... This was done in Norway, one of the richest countries in the world. Filled with smiling, beautiful and very fit people, many of them part of the Norweigan Olympic Team ;-)

How universal is this result? Are expectations and reasons for divorce/splitting up different in other countries and religions?

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Her latest book is The Search for Fulfillment.

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