Conflict levels don’t change much over the course of a marriage. Is that good news or bad news? In fact, is it even news at all?

Conflict levels don’t change much over the course of a marriage. Is that good news or bad news? In fact, is it even news at all?

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A new study which followed nearly 1,000 couples over 20 years, from 1980 to 2000 has established that the level of conflict in a relationship does not change much over time. The study which was lead by Claire Kamp Dush, assistant professor […]

What happens when you go to couple therapy? Susanna Abse, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist at The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships invites us in to this very private world…

What happens when you go to couple therapy? Susanna Abse, couple psychoanalytic psychotherapist at The Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships invites us in to this very private world…

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Oliver and Naomi go to couple therapy Oliver and Naomi have been married for 22 years.  They met when they were both 20, whilst they were studying at medical school.  Neither of them had been in a relationship before and whilst Naomi […]

Marriage: Senior High Court Judge says “Mend it, don’t end it”.

Marriage: Senior High Court Judge says “Mend it, don’t end it”.

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In 1956 The Royal Commission in England identified that the “single most important factor in marital breakdown is the idealization of the individual pursuit of self-gratification and personal pleasure at the expense of reciprocal obligations and duties towards spouses, children and society […]

Douglas LaBier on why the so-called “Marriage Gap” is good for your relationship

Douglas LaBier on why the so-called “Marriage Gap” is good for your relationship

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Like it or not, our society is undergoing major shifts as you read these words. Among them is increased questioning about marriage – whether to enter one to begin with; stay in it regardless of what happens over time; or adopt alternatives […]

Why Relationship Advice Fails (And What to Do When It Does)

Why Relationship Advice Fails (And What to Do When It Does)

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  The other day I was browsing through Barnes & Noble, and as I passed by the rows of books about love and sex I felt annoyed. Seeing those volumes brought to mind the biggest open secret in today’s culture: Most relationship […]

Douglas LaBier says there are six types of affair…. but they all hurt in the same way.

Douglas LaBier says there are six types of affair…. but they all hurt in the same way.

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“She was standing off by herself during a conference break, leaning against a wall, sipping coffee. “As I walked by, our eyes met and I felt a sudden jolt — a rush of energy, real connection. Suddenly we found ourselves talking, feeling […]

Six signs your relationship is in trouble….

Six signs your relationship is in trouble….

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1. Loss of Physical Attraction – When we form a fantasy of fusion with another person, we tend to eventually lose some of our physical attraction to that person. Relying on someone to take care of us or looking to them to […]

Divorce? Yep, we’ve got an app for that… but it will cost you fourteen million pounds.

Divorce? Yep, we’ve got an app for that… but it will cost you fourteen million pounds.

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The Government wants to spend 14 million pounds of your money developing a free downloadable divorce app for parents who are splitting up. The scheme will provide interventions that can help parents work together, including intensive counselling, emotional support and mediation, as […]

Why do Low-Income Couples Marry Less and Divorce More?

Why do Low-Income Couples Marry Less and Divorce More?

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People with lower incomes value the institution of marriage just as much as those with higher incomes and have similar romantic standards for marriage, according to a new study published in the Journal of Marriage and Family. The new research suggests that […]

If your relationship is history… donate it to a museum.

If your relationship is history… donate it to a museum.

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According to statistics published by eDivorcePapers.com, January is the month when most divorces are filed. It may be because the holidays are over, or that people want a fresh start at the New Year, or that you are back at work with […]