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Seven-year Itch? Boredom Can Hurt A Marriage

Science Daily 2009 Boredom, not only conflicts, causes couples to lose interest in their marriage, new findings indicate. Researchers at the University of Michigan and Stony Brook University interviewed 123 couples in their seventh year of marriage and again nine years later. “These findings show directly, for the first time, that not only conflicts but […]

Can this marriage be saved?

By Anna Miller for American Psychological Association With up to 50 percent of marriages ending in divorce, new research by psychologists is delineating the factors that make love last. Ask any young couple how long their marriage will last, and chances are, they’ll say forever, says Clark University psychologist Jeffrey Jensen Arnett, PhD, an expert […]

5 Steps to Beat Boredom in Your Relationship

Psychology Today By: Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D. It’s common for couples to feel bored at some point. Here’s what to do about it. Over time, couples inevitably find that they slip from out-and-out lust into a more comfortable steady state in which their friendship matters as much, if not more, than their sexual passion. In […]

Are You Feeling Distant from Your Partner? Four Ways to Rekindle Your Love

By: Kim Von Berg  www.thrivinglovingrelationships.com Can you relate to this scenario in any way?  Your alarm goes off – and you glance over to see your spouse lying next to you – and the first thought you think is, “Who the heck is that?!” But then, your memories come flooding back & you remind yourself […]

Living A Life in Alignment

  by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com We create our life and our love life through our beliefs, intentions, and the actions we take in the world. Every one of us has an inner guidance system that drives us and guides our choice-making whether we are aware of it or not. Our system includes: A […]

Why Argue? Keeping the Lines of Communication Open

by Jackie Black, Ph.D., BCC www.DrJackieBlack.com   A minor disagreement can get out of hand very quickly or a simple conversation can suddenly turn into a shouting match. Why? Because your fear of being abandoned, or disappointing your partner makes itself the primary consideration in the conversation. Hearing another person’s opinion or point of view […]

Dividing chores equally leads to a better sex life

by Heidi Stevens, Chicago Tribune Couples can be forgiven for not knowing whether to give chores the side-eye or the come-hither. A new study says that dividing them evenly — particularly child-care responsibilities — leads to a better sex life and all-around happier marriage. Still, a big, splashy New York Times magazine piece last year […]

Making A Marriage Last

by Sara Mastbaum Thomas – Contributing Writer A new report by the Institute for Family Studies suggests that couples who marry between the ages of 25 and 32 have the lowest likelihood of splitting up in the future. Even more intriguing, the study shows this to be true across all demographic factors. Why? It’s well […]

Less Stress, More Love

Happy holidays for couples. Holidays can be stressful. Follow these tips to lessen the stress and make sure you and your spouse experience happy holidays – together.

Survival Guide for Couples – Home for the Holidays

Holidays can be stressful. Juggling family, in-laws, traveling. . . learn tips for coping, thriving and staying close to your spouse during the Holidays.