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The Divorce Decision

Are you frustrated in your marriage and not sure where to turn? Are you contemplating a divorce? Are you worried your spouse wants a divorce? Learn where to get help.

Do Half of All Marriages Really End in Divorce?

Does the thought that half of all marriages end in divorce have you afraid to tie the knot? That statistic is outdated, and knowing more about the facts can ease your fear.

A New Way to Predict Whether Your Partner Will Be Unfaithful

Being able to figure out how faithful your partner will be would seem to be a worthwhile goal. New research suggests a pretty simple, “skin-deep” method.

Is Divorce Bad for Your Health?

By David Ludden Ph.D. on April 21, 2017 in Talking Apes
Those who are ill-equipped for the demands of marriage won’t survive divorce very well either.

More Posts on Divorce

Women Who Stay Single or Get Divorced Are Healthiest

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 11, 2017 in Living Single
Women 50+ who got married got fatter, drank more, and had higher blood pressure than when they were single. Women who divorced got healthier than they were when they were married., used with permission

Men Understanding Women Understanding Men

By Rob Whitley, Ph.D. on February 10, 2017 in Talking About Men
Many romantic relationships flounder on minor misunderstandings, which can often escalate into full-scale crises. What can be done to diminish such misunderstandings?

Sex and its Divine Nature

Why does our sexual appetite come and go? Is sex an activity that brings pleasure because it nurtures our ego? Or is it the opposite? Is sex so good because it disrupts our ego?

Men vs. Women Want Different Outcomes in Couples Therapy

By Douglas LaBier Ph.D. on February 07, 2017 in The New Resilience
Research shows the same kinds of conflicts around problem solving couples experience at home also affects what they look for in couples therapy.

4 Ways to Successfully Manage a Breakup

How a person manages the news that their beloved, romantic partner no longer desires a relationship with them determines how quickly and how healthfully they recover.

The Little Things That Will Make or Break Your Relationship

Paying attention to the small things can make a big difference in your relationship. Here's why.

Speaking of Marriage

How often does it happen that partners decide to put the couple before themselves as individuals?

What Is the Divorce Rate, Really?

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D. on February 02, 2017 in Living Single
Is it true that half of all marriages end in divorce? Is the divorce rate changing over time?

Talking About the Affair

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW on January 30, 2017 in Divorce Busting
If the betrayed spouse has endless questions about what happened, should he or she ask?

The Emotions of Grief After a Breakup

Many will tell you not to waste your tears on a former love, but grief is the healing feeling. It must have its due for you to be happy once again.
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Finding Mr./Ms. Right?

By Romeo Vitelli Ph.D. on January 27, 2017 in Media Spotlight
Is there such a thing as a "perfect match"? Or is a satisfying sexual relationship something that needs to grow with time?

Facing a Tough Divorce Transition? Create Positive Moments

By Wendy Paris on January 25, 2017 in Splitopia
Creating more moments of joy can reawaken parts of yourself or your heritage that may have faded in marriage.

Aging in Polyamorous Families

This blog explores aging polyamorists and their relationships with their children, community engagement, the physical impacts of aging, and divorce.

The Wrong Reason for Staying Married

By Mel Schwartz L.C.S.W. on January 18, 2017 in A Shift of Mind
Are you stuck in a loveless marriage because of a fear of divorce?

12 Tips For Happy, Long-Lasting Relationships

By Gleb Tsipursky Ph.D. on January 18, 2017 in Intentional Insights
Want to make love last? These 12 tips will go a long way.

5 Ways to Ruin a Perfectly Good Argument

Sarcasm, kitchen-sink fighting, and defensiveness are just a few of the behaviors that can spoil a potentially productive disagreement with your partner.

5 Ways to Stop Settling for Less Than You Deserve

A person becomes an accomplice in their own dissatisfaction when they always settle for less than what they want.

Combat Anger With Empathy in a Good Divorce

By Wendy Paris on January 10, 2017 in Splitopia
“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” -The Buddha

8 Reasons Why Your Partner Is Having or Had An Affair

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 09, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
8 ways to understand the betrayal of infidelity

My Mom and the Legacy of America's Mom, Florence Henderson

By Ethan Gilsdorf on January 06, 2017 in Geek Pride
Carol Brady, perhaps you set the standard a little too high for mothers like mine in the 1970s.

Binge Watch your Way to Romantic Bliss

Binge watching an engaging series may help you and your partner avoid the post-holiday, January divorce spike.

Build Yourself a Divorce Survival Kit

By Wendy Paris on January 03, 2017 in Splitopia
The immediate period of separation can feel like a natural disaster. Prepare a tool kit to stay afloat.

My Divorced Father Is Dating & I Am Jealous

By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on January 03, 2017 in The Teen Doctor
Handling Jealousy About A Parent's Dating

Screw Monogamy? Not So Fast.

By Michele Weiner-Davis MSW on January 02, 2017 in Divorce Busting
Has monogamy outlived its usefulness as an institution?

2017: Unwanted Changes, or a Refreshing New Perspective?

New ideas about how marriage ought to be that everyone should pay attention to

As Debbie Reynolds Tragically Reminded Us, Stress Kills

Death and divorce have more in common than one might think.

Recovery From Infidelity Part 3

In the investigation that Simon and Davey embarked upon, they looked into the contributing factors that led to their infidelities.

New Year’s Eve Survival Guide for the Heartbroken

New Year’s Eve is the loneliest night of the year when your heart’s been broken. The whole world is counting down the minutes, but you’re dreading it. So what do you do?

Does Divorce Damage Infants and Toddlers?

Designed as "sensory absorption bodies," young children are acutely attuned to their environments. How can parents best manage the distress of divorce to minimize its impact?

Holiday Depression and Loss

Family expectations, death, and divorce. Is it necessary for the holidays to be depressing?