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Why Adultery Is Harmful Even Before It's Discovered

Kai Cole uses her experience of her marriage and divorce from Joss Whedon to show that the saying "what you don't know can't hurt you" is wrong.

Why Divorced People Are Key to Understanding Marriage

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in Living Single
A study of 10,000 Dutch adults looked at the health of married people to see if it had anything to do with who got divorced. Did it ever.

A Simple Tool for Greater Relationship Satisfaction

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 18, 2017 in ExperiMentations
In today's hectic, sometimes lonely, day and age, proven tools to increase passion and relationship satisfaction are a sought after commodity. Research is illuminating, and useful.

How Likely Is Your Partner to Cheat on You?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 14, 2017 in ExperiMentations
Are you concerned your partner may be seeing someone else when you've agreed to be exclusive? Researchers continue to study infidelity to better understand when and how it happens.

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1-on-1 Opposite Sex Friends: A Blind Spot Threat to Marriage

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on August 18, 2017 in Clear Communication
Check your mirrors. Giving up friendship freedom may save your marriage. Here's five tips on how to manage friendships with the opposite sex without compromising your marriage.

A New Toxic Trend in Relationships: Is Yours at Risk?

Do you look to your partner to support for your own self-expression? A cultural trend is having unforeseen consequences for couples.

When the Church Harms Your Child

How do families survive clergy child sexual abuse?

How Do We Decide Whether or Not to Break Up?

By Grant H. Brenner M.D. on August 07, 2017 in ExperiMentations
What factors do we weigh when deciding to leave a long-term relationship? How does attachment style influence decision-making? New research provides additional insight.

The Irrationality of Marriage

By Katherine Hawley Ph.D. on August 06, 2017 in Trust
How can we commit whole-heartedly, when we know divorce is so common?

A Feminist Critique of Marriage

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 04, 2017 in Hide and Seek
At a time of unparalleled social freedom, can we imagine a better way of living?

Trying to Help People Help Themselves Can Be Challenging

Never underestimate the degree to which our emotions influence our processing of information related to decision making.

What Future for the Family?

By Neel Burton M.D. on August 01, 2017 in Hide and Seek
Families are becoming much more diverse.
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Protecting Kids From Divorce Tug-Of-Wars: 10 Golden Rules

Tips and tools to protect children through the loss and conflict of divorce.

Fact and Fiction in Mixed-Race Marriages

By David Ludden Ph.D. on July 30, 2017 in Talking Apes
Biracial partners face some special challenges, but mostly they struggle with the same problems as other couples.

Is an Increase in Individualism Damaging Our Mental Health?

By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on July 28, 2017 in Talking About Men
New research indicates that we are becoming more and more individualistic. Is this having a negative effect on our mental health?

Why Is Recovering from a Breakup Easier for Some Women?

Wonder why you are still struggling to recover from a breakup that happened long ago? Three factors may explain why.
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There Really Is a One-Minute "Marriage Cleanse"?

Too busy for a "date night"? Try this instead.

Four Ways to Determine a Relationship's Breakup Potential

Generally these four factors cause people to eventually break up, divorce, or stay miserably together.

Facebook Infidelity: 10 Safeguards Your Marriage Needs Today

By Zack Carter Ph.D. on July 18, 2017 in Clear Communication
Most Americans now consider this cheating. Do you? It's time to fight this marriage cancer. Here's how...

Bridging Relationship Distress

Is it possible to cut each other free from the conflict?

The Power of Your Internal Dialogue

Before willing and criticizing yourself to have confidence, start first by developing a new relationship with yourself. Here are four ways to start talking yourself to self-esteem.

Wedding Blues

By Kathy McCoy Ph.D. on July 12, 2017 in Complicated Love
The wedding of a loved one can be a joyous occasion or one filled with drama and emotional minefields. But there are ways you can cut the drama and increase the possibility of joy.

The Children of Divorce

Divorce hurts. Dr. Banschick offers a new course to soften the blow on children. And, enable parents to deal effectively with their ex spouse; even the very difficult ex spouse.
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Five Behaviors to Avoid If Your Partner Wants Out

Is your partner considering divorce?

Saving Your Children from Becoming a Statistic of Divorce

Children often carry the greatest burden during divorce. What is the single most important thing you can do to rescue children from the painful consequences of divorce?

Ultimate Limit Experiences

Ultimate limit experiences are situations that must be faced consciously with courage and resolution, and that push us to the limits of our endurance...

Unable to Bury a Dead Love

By Billi Gordon Ph.D. on June 27, 2017 in Obesely Speaking
Pretending to be happy is easier than actually being happy sometimes.

Understanding Children’s Best Interests in Divorce

“Shared parenting now has enough evidence...[that] the burden of proof should now fall to those who oppose it rather than those who promote it.”
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Can Marriage Survive When Your Child Dies Under Your Watch?

Marriage can survive the tragic loss of a child. Having these tools in place helps.
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The Number One Reason Marriages Fail

The sad reality is that most people who marry never really have a WE-dding.

Should You Throw a Divorce Party?

By Wendy Paris on June 15, 2017 in Splitopia
Increasingly, people are seeking a way to honor their marriage, even as they end it.

What to Do About Deep Loneliness Post-Divorce

Are you feeling like your social life has disappeared since your divorce? Here are three simple steps you can take to feel less lonely and make new friends.

Divorced Dads and Their Daughters

By Jesse Marczyk Ph.D. on June 14, 2017 in Pop Psych
A new study claims that the relationships between dads and daughters are important for shaping daughters' future sexual behavior. The evidence doesn't seem that clear to me.