Category Archives: Marriage

20 Ways to Fall In Love All Over Again

There are lots of great things about being in a long-term relationship: Research shows that happy couples, in many ways, have better health and overall wellbeing than their single or divorced peers. After all, a loving partner can offer companionship, … Continue reading

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Cheating: who are the most likely culprits?

I was struck by a recent study showing that people might be more likely to cheat on a partner in the year before a milestone birthday. This suggests that if you’re in a committed relationship, you’re at roughly a 10-year … Continue reading

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The One Question You Should Ask Your Spouse

Here is a question you might never want to ask the person you love (but that maybe you should): If we were no longer together, do you think you would be happier? My guess is that you think you already … Continue reading

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7 ways to stay married

By Karl Pillemer Five years ago, I went on a search to answer the question: What can people do to have a happy, fulfilling, lifelong marriage? I sought out an unusual source of information, however. I didn’t ask psychologists or … Continue reading

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5 Weird Ways Love Affects Your Personality

If you feel like you’re “addicted” to being in love, you might be onto something Beyoncé may be a musical genius, but can you really be “drunk in love”? According to science, yes, you can. In fact, feeling head-over-heels does … Continue reading

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The 4 Most Common Relationship Problems and How to Fix Them

By Eric Barker Relationship problems. Everybody has them. And sometimes you have them over and over. Most of the people giving advice don’t know the research. So where are the real answers? I decided to call an expert: Dr. John … Continue reading

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Religion or Spirituality Has Positive Impact on Romantic, Marital Relationships, Child Development, Research Shows

Newswise — WASHINGTON – Adolescents who attend religious services with one or both of their parents are more likely to feel greater well-being while romantic partners who pray for their “significant others” experience greater relationship commitment, according to research published … Continue reading

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Marital quality linked to caregiving stress control

Newswise — Caring for a chronically ill family member can impact the caregiver’s physical, biological and mental health, according to assistant professor SunWoo Kang of the South Dakota State University counseling and human development department. She analyzed the selfreported health … Continue reading

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Why Military Service Members Marry So Much Younger than Average Americans

Newswise — AMHERST, Mass. – While numerous studies have shown that the marriage rate among military service members is much higher than civilians of the same age, new research from a sociologist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has found … Continue reading

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Spirituality and marital health: new research

Newswise — BOWLING GREEN, O.—Each year, millions of U.S. couples walk down aisles in churches, temples and mosques to get married. Many only occasionally return to a place of worship together. Does that mean their marriage is devoid of spirituality? … Continue reading

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Bad marriage, broken heart?

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Older couples in a bad marriage — particularly female spouses — have a higher risk for heart disease than those in a good marriage, finds the first nationally representative study of its kind. The findings suggest … Continue reading

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The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, with DSM-5 Updates, 2nd Edition

Description This timesaving resource features: Treatment plan components for 35 behaviorally based presenting problems Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions—plus space to record your own treatment plan options A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the … Continue reading

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Is your relationship moving toward marriage? If it isn’t, you probably can’t admit it

URBANA, Ill. - Dating couples who have moved toward marriage over the course of their relationship remember accurately what was going on at each stage of their deepening commitment. But couples whose commitment to each other has stagnated or regressed … Continue reading

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