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- […]
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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. […]
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 […]
Back before Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus came out, I was often accused of being sexist in my thinking. When I observed certain dynamics in the way women and men communicated- I would point out why this was so. Women and men have different hard wiring in their brains that creates […]
Sara Sandberg-Thomas of Ohio State University is the lead author of a recently released study that links casual sex to mental health problems in teens and young adults. Teens with symptoms of depression were more likely to engage in casual sex and to seriously consider suicide several years later as young adults. There have been […]
A new study out of Florida State University on using your gut when making the decision to get married was published online this week in the Journal Science. It found that newlyweds had unconscious positive or negative gut feelings about their partners that they were not consciously aware of. These feelings actually predicted the satisfaction […]
Certain months of the year are very popular for weddings- as anyone who has multiple friends getting married in the same year knows only too well. May, June, July and August come out on top and April, September and October aren’t too far behind. However, November through March are not considered desirable, except maybe that […]
A recent study out of the University of Florida found that a woman’s success made her partner feel worse about himself, even though the men who participated weren’t even aware that their self-esteem had been affected in this way. Not too surprising is that the women in the study were unaffected by their partner’s successes […]
The Wall Street Journal’s Market Watch section ran an interesting piece titled “10 things your spouse won’t tell you;” and as a seasoned therapist and couples counselor- I can testify to how right on it is.
What 10 things did they list? Your spouse won’t tell you that:
• They spend more money on their lover than […]
Wish lists for those buying lottery tickets often include expensive cars, lavish homes and paying off debts- but for some they are about helping loved ones, chasing a dream, or starting a foundation or a charity- all things that leave us full, not empty like material possessions so often do.
The difference between those who win […]