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Five Ways to Turn Relationship Problems into Relationship Solutions

If you’re like most of us, hearing the following four words from your partner is akin to getting punched in the stomach: “We need to talk.” That’s because we’re conditioned to expect conversations to be about problems rather than solutions. Amazingly, it only takes a few simple behavioral shifts to flip problem-focused talk into its […]

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Three Ways to Bounce Back from Rejection

Anyone who enters the dating world is bound to encounter rejection. Whether your online messages to dating prospects go unanswered, you have a great first date but never hear from the person again, or you get dumped after things were just starting to heat up, all rejections have one thing in common — they really […]

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Eight Tips for Couples Combining Finances: Should We or Shouldn’t We?

When we’re in love, we typically want to do and share everything with our partner. But is it a smart decision to make? In my work with couples over the years, I’ve seen how financial conflict can destroy even the best relationships. There are better times than others to make this leap with your partner. […]

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Three Surprisingly Common Marriage Mistakes that Lead to Divorce

You’ve heard of cheating and fighting leading to divorce, but what about selflessness and lack of hugs? Behaviors such as cheating and fighting are the manifestation of deeper behavior patterns that undermine marriages. These three common marriage mistakes are at the root of what make many unions fizzle: 1. Altruism Altruism, also known as selflessness […]

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Seven Steps You Must Take Once a Relationship Goes Bad

Once a relationship just isn’t working anymore, we can feel it in our gut. Most of us override that feeling with rationalizing and justifying why we should stay because we have already invested a tremendous amount of time, emotion and energy. These defense mechanisms come from fear. However, they can only delay the truth for so long, and then we […]

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The Relationship Repeater: How to Stop Seeking Out the Wrong Partners

Everyone has had a relationship that doesn’t work out, but not everyone repeatedly starts and ends relationships that so closely resemble the last one that failed. What separates people who have good relationships from people who have bad ones? The degree of repetition and frustration. If you’re someone who keeps feeling frustrated that you’re not […]

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After Your Partner’s Affair: Dealing with the Rollercoaster Ride of Emotions

If you’re lucky, you’ll never have to know what it’s like to be the victim of infidelity. Still, the statistics aren’t promising: About 60 percent of men and 40 percent of women will have an affair at some point in their marriages. If you’ve been the victim of an affair, you know that it hits […]

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Reasons Couples Move in Together Before Marriage…and Why They Shouldn’t

In generations past, couples met, fell in love, got married and began building a life together. But times are changing, and these days, it’s more common for couples to spend some time living together before taking a trip down the aisle. While co-habitation can be convenient and easier on your wallet, it isn’t always a step […]

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What They’d Wish They’d Known: The Fallout from Infidelity

Most people who make the extremely unwise decision to be unfaithful do not realize all of the ways their lives (and their loved one’s lives!) will be impacted. A good amount of women might, at some point, have had a passing thought about an affair – but only a fraction of them actually go through with it. We talked to women who did make this […]

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Four Main Reasons Couple’s Therapy Fails

Stacy and Jorge walked out of the marriage counselor’s office angrier than when they arrived. It was their third session and the last fight over his ex-wife wasn’t going away. The fifty minutes embroiled in a detailed outline of the battle only charged up their anger and the counselor’s request to remember how much they […]

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