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July 2, 2019
by Patricia Tomasi

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Are You A “Maximizer” Or A “Satisficer”? Better Find Out! Your Marital Happiness May Depend On It

July 2, 2019 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Though the divorce rate in the United States is 50 per cent and growing, and higher for second and third marriages, over 90 per cent of people in Western cultures still decide to get married by the age of 50. Why is the divorce rate so high? The influences on marital success are varied and many. What about the way in which people approach the important decision about whom they will spend their life with? Could that be having an effect? [More]

October 25, 2016
by Hilda Huj

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Overcoming Relationship Issues: Communication

October 25, 2016 15:53 by Hilda Huj  [About the Author]

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Communication is an act of transferring information from one place to another. This seemingly simple act is pivotal to our success within our relationships, our education, our workplace, and other important areas of our life and throughout our lifetime. Therefore, it is safe to say that communication is one of the most important aspects of our everyday life. [More]

March 13, 2015
by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC

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Empathy: The Antidote for Stress

March 13, 2015 07:55 by Dr. Tony Victor D.Min., LCPC  [About the Author]

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When stress levels are high empathy tends to be very low. This is especially true in the most intimate relationships. Stress shows up in an intimate relationship when partners begin to doubt each other. Central to the doubt is the uncertainty of really knowing the partner. The common belief is the partner has changed or is somebody different than who they presented themselves to be. These beliefs create an image of the partner as a stranger. Seeing the partner as a stranger heightens stress and blocks empathy. Blocking empathy prevents empathic communication from happening. [More]

January 11, 2015
by Liz Dube,MA, MS, LMFT, CST

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New Year’s Resolution – More Sex in 2015

January 11, 2015 07:55 by Liz Dube,MA, MS, LMFT, CST  [About the Author]

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One of the most frequent sexual complaints for women is low sexual desire (Ellison, 2001). And one common mistake couples make when trying to fix this or other sexual problems on their own is jumping to solutions without taking time to understand the reasons for the low desire, then putting a band aid on something that needs stitches. This quite often just leaves a scar. [More]