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February 18, 2020
by Patricia Tomasi

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How Does Divorce Affect Adolescents' Ability To Communicate With Their Parents?

February 18, 2020 08:00 by Patricia Tomasi  [About the Author]

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Marriage is common and so is divorce. Over two million marriages occur in the U.S. per year. By the time a person turns 50 years of age, over 90 per cent of people in the U.S. have tied the knot. According to the American Psychological Association, a happy home gives a child the chance to be a healthier adult in all ways - mentally, physically, and emotionally. So what happens to teens whose parents’ divorce? Is it possible to create a happy home post-divorce? A recent Norwegian study published in the Journal of Public Health aimed to answer that question particularly when it came to divorce and conversational difficulties with parents and the effects on adolescent health and self-esteem. [More]

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 26, 2015
by Megan Lundgren, LMFT

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Mad Men Ending This Season- The Psychology of Don Draper's Relational Issues

March 26, 2015 07:55 by Megan Lundgren, LMFT  [About the Author]

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AMC’s most popular and stylish drama, Mad Men, is approaching its final episodes, and throughout the course of the series viewers have observed suave playboy, Don Draper, reliably destroy relationships with his prolific and alluring love interests. Underneath the façade of mid-century perfection, Mad Men reveals the demise of modern relationship constructs that are only more prevalent today. [More]

November 27, 2014
by Marti Wormuth, MA

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How Do I Help a Child Through Divorce?

November 27, 2014 07:55 by Marti Wormuth, MA  [About the Author]

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Divorce is one of those things that many of us don't like to talk about, but many of us have been touched by it in one way or another. Divorce is a difficult thing for everyone that is involved, but it affects children a lot. Children need security in their lives, especially if they are young, so if something rocks their world it becomes that much harder for them to deal with. So, in this blog post, we're going to explore how divorce specifically affects children and what you can do in order to help your child get through the divorce. [More]

November 12, 2014
by Christie Hunter

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Am I in an Abusive Relationship?

November 12, 2014 17:50 by Christie Hunter  [About the Author]

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Some people have some issues with their relationships, but sometimes, they get to a point where people really struggle and they could be in an abusive relationship. If you are in a relationship that is having troubles, and you aren't sure if you could consider it to be an abusive relationship, that's why I've written this article. Let's take a closer look at abusive relationships, how you can discover whether or not you are in one, and how to get out if you have to do so. This information can help save you from a lot of hurt, so it's important that you read it. [More]