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Narendra Modi- are bachelors more trustworthy?

Friday, April 11th, 2014

In the United States, it’s always been seen as a good thing if someone who is running for public office is married and has a family. Family men and women are portrayed as having certain values, are seen as more in touch with their constituents- and are perceived as somehow more reliable and trustworthy than […]

Gwyneth Paltrow adds fuel to mommy wars

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Here we go again- competing over who has it worse or better. There is a unique spin on this one, however. It’s “office jobs” moms in one corner and “other working moms” in the other (in particular actresses and those who travel a lot).
Gwyneth Paltrow dished to E! News on how much harder it is […]

The problem with “I love you but”…

Sunday, April 6th, 2014

In her Motherlode blog for The New York Times, Cara Paiuk talks about the one word you should never say after I love you. Yes you guessed it, it’s the “but” word. The valid point that Ms. Paiuk makes is that when someone says I love you followed by “but”, they are essentially negating, dismissing, […]

Meir Kin uses old orthodox law to extort ex-wife

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

Meir Kin, an orthodox Jew who has been legally divorced from his first wife, Lonna Kin for more than 7 years just married his second wife, Daniella Barbosa last week. What’s unusual about this situation is that Mr. Kin has refused to grant his first wife a “get,” which is the term used for a […]

Marital First Responders

Saturday, March 22nd, 2014

A father-daughter team have come up with a program that trains friends and family to be skilled listeners and confidents to their friends and family when they are struggling with problems that are negatively impacting their marriage. Bill Doherty, PhD is a recognized marriage and family therapist who co-founded The Doherty Relationship Institute with his […]

A good winter for online dating only?

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

This has been one of the coldest winters in years for much of the U.S. Storms have been hitting us hard since January- and another one is just about here. Remember when St. Patrick’s Day felt like the beginning of spring for many of the mid-Atlantic and Eastern states? Parades are held, bars fill up […]

Sleeping apart could be good for your relationship

Saturday, March 8th, 2014

When couples marry the last thing they probably ever imagine is that they might end up sleeping in separate bedrooms. Historically, sleeping apart has been seen as a marital red flag. It meant that a couple was no longer intimate or were in such a bad place that they needed to have their own space- […]

Better job market= higher divorce rate

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014

Recently I wrote about a recent study that found that couples are happier these days then they used to be. This is certainly good news but also curious- as the divorce rate has been slowly rising for three years, or since the official end of the recession. Maybe those who actually stay together are happier- […]

Could “Chick Flicks” replace couples counseling?

Friday, February 14th, 2014

The results of a new study were published in December in the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. The researchers, lead author Ronald Rogge (of The University of Rochester), Thomas Bradbury (the Relationship Institute at UCLA), and others found that discussing five (relationship) movies a month could cut the three-year divorce rate in half. […]

How marriage impacts a guy’s bones

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

UCLA(Los Angeles) just released the results of a study that found that men who married before the age of 25 had lower bone strength than those who married later. However, they also found that men in stable marriages or committed relationships who had never been divorced or ended a long-term committed relationship had […]