Essential Reads

Why Do Unhappy Couples Stay Together?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on May 21, 2017 in Talking Apes
Future expectations are a better predictor of whether a relationship will last than are current levels of satisfaction.

Can Being a Female Breadwinner Cost You Your Relationship?

7 signs that your relationship is at risk of romantic bankruptcy.

Divorce Island

People change and act differently during divorce. I like to call it divorce island - a place where new rules apply. Learn more.

4 Ways to Bring Self-Esteem to Your Romantic Relationship

When one or both members of a romantic union feel positively about themselves romantic bliss becomes less elusive. Here are 4 ways to work on your self-esteem in your relationship.

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The Number One Reason Relationships Fail

By Darcy Sterling Ph.D. on May 24, 2017 in Ask Dr. Darcy
There is one indicator that can predict, with amazing accuracy, the ending of your relationship story. It has to with how you fight.

The Rules of Disengagement

Even though No Contact is hard after a breakup, it's a necessary step to healing.

Child Custody in Polyamorous Families Part 5

This fifth and final blog in the series on children in polyamorous families examines the trends in custody of these children, from the best interests standard to recent changes.

Forget Co-Parenting With A Narcissist, Round 2

Establishing peace of mind and parenting rules, despite a toxic ex is possible. Here are five additional tips.

Narrative Expressive Journaling Could Help Your Vagus Nerve

A new study found that "narrative expressive journaling" (in which you create a storyline with self-distancing) reduces stress better than extremely emotional "expressive writing."

The Choices We Make Create History, So Choose Wisely

One of the infinite number of choices we make is how we deal with conflicts and disputes.

4 Ways People Sabotage Their Breakups

Healthfully letting go brings self-knowledge and psychological wellbeing. Here are a few common ways that people inadvertently sabotage their breakups and divorces.

Digital Abuse in Relationships: What You Need to Know

By Michele Ybarra MPH, Ph.D. on May 17, 2017 in Connected
Learn how, and how often, digital technology is being used by domestic abusers to victimize their partners.

10 Ways to Have an Easier Relationship With Your In-Laws

In-law relationships can be very complicated.

7 Ways to Co-Parent Peacefully After a High-Conflict Divorce

Recovering from the circus-like atmosphere of a contentious divorce means taking care of your mind, body and spirit in order to parent with peace of mind. These 7 tips can help.

Fast Friends or Friends Fast

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 14, 2017 in Ambigamy
Clinging to old friends for fear of being stranded alone? There's another way. Get faster at turning new acquaintances into easy cozy friends.

You Think You’re Helping, Do You?

Considering that psychology is the study of the mind and behavior, shouldn't psychologists understand how things impact the mind and behavior?

Who Initiates Divorce More Often?

By Joanne Bagshaw Ph.D. on May 09, 2017 in The Third Wave
In heterosexual marriages, are women or men more likely to initiate divorce?

Be Positive. Be Neutral. Which Is It?

By Jeremy E Sherman Ph.D. on May 05, 2017 in Ambigamy
Six practical tips for managing your loyalties and doubts, your positive certainty and your neutral receptivity, your open-mindedness and your closed-mindedness.

When Hiring a Lawyer or Mediator, Buyer Beware

Who is responsible when the public fails to understand the different dispute resolution processes and types of attorneys and mediators available, even after they retain someone?

4 Ways to Overcome a Toxic Relationship

If you're experiencing a toxic relationship, then you likely move in and out of a state of denial about how unhealthy it truly is. Here are 4 ways to overcome toxic love.

How Are False Beliefs Harming People?

How are yours and others' misguided biases, beliefs, assumptions, expectations, and values causing harm?

Shouldn't Lawyers Understand the Art of Persuasion?

Lawyers could more effectively represent their clients if they understood the art of persuasion.

Do Beautiful People Have Better Relationships?

By Vinita Mehta Ph.D., Ed.M. on April 23, 2017 in Head Games
Good-looking people get a lot of breaks. But a new study finds that they may not be so lucky in love.

Is Willful Ignorance a Good Quality in an Attorney?

Why do family law attorneys ignore the research which supports the benefits of a facilitative over an adversarial approach for divorce and family law?

4 Ways to Not Beat Yourself Up Over Your Breakup

Instead of self-criticism, use an agonizing breakup or divorce to grow and to better know what to look for (and look out for) the next time around. Here are four ways.

Difficult Sexual Negotiations

By Ari Tuckman PsyD, MBA on April 20, 2017 in Sex Matters
Big sexual differences can derail your entire relationship, but they don’t have to.

Does Prince Harry Reveal How To Cope With Loss?

...the counterintuitive finding is that such a profoundly negative experience as losing a parent during childhood, can lead you to feel more gratitude or appreciation for life...

Divorce and Autism: Familiarity, Stability, Consistency

Children with autism thrive on familiarity, stability, and consistency. In divorce, work to maintain your child's relationships in the neighbourhood, school, and family.

The Big D

By Janet Hicks Ph.D. on April 12, 2017 in Raising Parents
How can I help my child survive our divorce?

Can You Divorce Your Family?

New research explains that communication is critical in distancing yourself from family.

What Toxic Jealousy Reveals

A wound that never heals repeatedly gets re-injured, leaving a person to feel entirely powerless. Ask yourself these 3 questions to begin escaping the toxic jealousy spiral.

What's "Best" Varies, Depending upon the Needs Involved

What's "better" or "best" in any situation is a matter of perspective, and the perspective that matters most is that held by the individuals in need of a given product or service.

4 Ways Bad Marriages Are Worse for Kids Than Divorce

Staying in a toxic marriage can cause more damage than good. Here's how:

Donald Trump and Addictive Behaviors, Part II

By Stanton Peele on March 24, 2017 in Addiction in Society
Donald Trump's behavior in the aftermath of defeat is even more worrying than his bullying and gloating in victory.