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July 2010 Blog Posts (5)

Your Relationship Breakup: Was It Complete Failure or Just Complete?

You’ve tried. You really have. You loved this man, you believed he truly was your “happily-ever-after.” You wanted this to be THE relationship of your life. When things started going downhill, you read all the self-help articles, more books than you can count, went to couples counseling together, yet still – your relationship, your marriage ended. He got up in the middle of a therapy session,…

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Added by Noelle Nelson on July 29, 2010 at 4:58pm — No Comments

Don't Ask, Don't Tell (Your Family)



Your marriage is on the rocks. Your husband is emotionally unavailable and you strongly suspect he is having an affair. Your wife never wants to have sex. You are so miserable about your home life, you can't even concentrate at work. You're so desperate; divorce starts looking like a reasonable option. But you're just not sure what to do. So, you turn to your friends and family for a shoulder to lean on. You tell them about the problems in your… Continue

Added by Michele Weiner-Davis on July 26, 2010 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Therapy Goes Online, Needs Your Help

Psychology professors Andrew Christensen of UCLA and Brian Doss of University of Miami have a five-year grant from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for an online couples therapy program. They are recruiting couples to participate at OurRelationship.com to expand on the work they've… Continue

Added by hitched on July 12, 2010 at 5:31pm — No Comments

14 Year Old Asks About Love

Why won’t your 14 year old daughter talk to you? Why, when you’ve told her over and over if she has a question about sex, she should ask you, does she never do that?



I’m browsing at one of my favorite bookstores, when I overhear a teenager ask, “Mom, can I get this book?” and the Mom says “What is it?” “Umm – just a book about love” the girl replies. “Love?” Mom says, “Why do you want to know about love? Do you have a boyfriend? You know you’re not supposed to have a boyfriend until… Continue

Added by Noelle Nelson on July 9, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

How to Choose a Marital Therapist





It amazes me that most people decide to end their marriages without seeking professional help. The decision of whether to divorce or not is probably the most important decision anyone will ever make. Yet, the fact remains that only a minority of people in the throes of marital problems consult marriage therapists.



Truth be told, seeking professional advice for your marital problems is no guarantee things will improve. In fact,… Continue

Added by Michele Weiner-Davis on July 5, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

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Episode 470: Taking Information Out of Context

It's not uncommon for a piece of information about marriage to get taken out of context in order to construct an argument whether it's true or not. Dr. Karen Sherman weighs in on a few of these out-of-context arguments.

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