Archive for the 'In the News' Category

Is your unhappy marriage stuck in cruise control?

Friday, November 27th, 2015

The present divorce rate is around 49%, and it’s older folks in long-term marriages who are the ones most often calling it quits. Financial concerns, concerns about the welfare of the children, and a desire for continued stability are all reasons people give for not addressing marital problems sooner rather than later. It seems that […]

Sean Rad’s kiss and tell

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

Match was getting ready for its initial public offering of its popular Tinder app stock, which was expected to sell high and well. Then for reasons no one can quite fathom; Sean Rad, Tinder’s CEO gave an interview to the Evening Standard that caused the company embarrassment and negatively impacted the launch.
The fall out had […]

Is your marriage in trouble? Try gratitude

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

The University of Georgia has come out with a new study that found that expressing gratitude and appreciation for one’s spouse directly influences how they feel about the marriage, their level of commitment to it, and its chance of long term success. This really isn’t surprising to me, nor should it be to anyone who […]

What are your relationship deal breakers?

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

Everyone has relationship deal breakers, even though they may not have consciously identified them. They are those things you just can’t live with or without in your future partner or relationship. Not surprisingly, it has been found that there is actually a list of common deal breakers, and that they have a similar significance across […]

Amal and George Clooney have adopted

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

The couple has just celebrated their first anniversary and have now added a new member to their little family. Millie is a basset hound who was homeless and hungry on the streets of San Gabriel last month. She was taken to a shelter and the couple saw her picture, and it was love at first […]

A popular trend—gray divorce

Sunday, November 1st, 2015

The NY Times has an interesting piece out on the increase in divorce among older, long married couples. Abby Ellin shares some interesting statistics and the feelings and experiences of a number of women who left their less than satisfying marriages and dove into the frightening unknown because they wanted more and knew the clock […]

The benefits of being truly happily married

Thursday, October 29th, 2015

Most people probably believe that a good marriage is good for us—physically, mentally, and emotionally. It just makes sense that if our primary relationship is good, it will enhance our life and help us ward off loneliness and the anxiety that can come when feeling all alone. Not to mention all the perks that having […]

It’s #NoBraDay today

Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

It’s No Bra Day today, and it’s trending at the top of twitter. Why is this important besides the need to continue to put a spotlight on breast cancer? For starters, women continue to feel as though how they look is the most or one of the most important aspects of who they are. Men […]

Forget romance: Check their credit score

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

New evidence keeps coming in on the importance of financial stability in a relationship. According to a recent working paper from the Federal Reserve Board, credit plays a big role in people beginning and staying in, committed relationships. So much for big blue eyes, great legs, a witty personality, and all the other attractions we […]

How is your spouse performing?

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Elizabeth Bernstein, Bonds columnist for the Wall Street Journal, wrote a great piece the other day on the usefulness of marital performance reviews. Most of us are familiar with performance reviews done by supervisors at work, but the idea of doing these at home is a fairly novel concept for most people.
The way we usually […]