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Mindfulness Matters in Marriage — and Roller-Skating

Are you are wondering what marriage and roller-skating have in common? Roller-skating is only for kids, right? No. And married people are adults? Most of the time, but not always. I’ve been roller-skating for decades as an adult. In my personal life and in my work as a therapist, I’ve noticed …

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A Therapist Reveals the Surprising Truth about Older Men Marrying Younger Women

Aspen Colorado is a playground for many billionaires and celebrities. Also, the surrounding towns are full of “young for their age” fit and attractive mountain men. And so, as a therapist in the area, I have counseled a large number of heterosexual couples with a significant age gap between them. …

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The Nightmare of a False Accusation

You’re at a restaurant and your partner accuses you of being attracted to a man or woman sitting nearby. There has been distance in your relationship and your partner accuses you of having an affair. You’re late for a date and you’re accused of being irresponsible. Hearing such things, you’re …

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Is It Time to See a Marriage Counselor About Your Money Problems?

Wise Bread Picks Can’t stop bickering about money with your spouse? You’re not alone. According to a 2016 study by Ameriprise, about three in 10 couples disagree on finances at least once a month, mostly about major purchases or spending habits. It’s no surprise that money is a touchy subject …

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How the Repetition Compulsion Can Impact Your Marriage

A key difference exists between people and rats. If a rat has a choice of five tunnels to explore and down the third tunnel is a piece of cheese, the rat will find the cheese. Given another chance a couple of days later, the rat will again explore the third …

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How to Tell a New Partner You’ve Been Divorced

It might be a little risky. When a divorce is done and over with, the next thing a new divorcee typically does is meet and date new people — not necessarily to get into another marriage but to find intimacy, companionship, and friendship. After all, everyone gets beat up in …

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4 Reasons Why Appearance Matters in Relationships

Talking about appearance is a touchy subject. No one wants to be judged solely by the way they look, nor should they. Attractiveness is defined by many things that go beyond the superficial. That being said, however, there are certain things about appearance that are quite important. No matter how …

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Do Couples Grow Apart or “Fall Asleep”?

You’ve probably heard people explain their divorce by saying, “We grew apart.” I wonder about that. I’ll explain with a personal example that on first glance has nothing to do with marriage, but you’ll see … When I got my first car, I was thrilled. It was cute and just …

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10 Marriage & Relationship Busters

No relationship is perfect and problem-free, it’s clear that all marriages take work, commitment, and effective communication of needs, expectations and desires. Marriage isn’t necessarily hard, but it becomes harder when people “go stupid.” Essentially, when one or both partners behave out of anger, anxiety, hurt, defensiveness, maliciousness, our problems …

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