Monthly Archives: August 2015

Building the Blended Family

According to the American Psychological Association, the so-called “blended family” is no longer an aberration in American society; it is the norm. Yet a remarriage – one that brings with it children from a previous marriage – presents many challenges. Theirs is the hope … Continue reading

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Judges and Compassion Fatigue

Family court judges face highly emotional cases where difficult material is the stock in trade. They are expected to be neutral in the face of tragedy, perform duties impartially and without emotion and serve as the balance point and decision … Continue reading

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Why Men and Women Cheat

Human beings are not monogamous by nature, and statistically speaking men cheat for sex; women, on the other hand, cheat for emotional satisfaction, particularly women over the age of 30. A man does not mate for life with the first female … Continue reading

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Adoption and Divorce

Parents do not envision divorce when they adopt children. The breakup of a family made through adoption can be particularly traumatic for everyone involved. The adopted child takes a one-two punch when his or her parents divorce because once again … Continue reading

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Love is Blind, But…

A five-year age gap statistically means the couple is 18 percent more likely to divorce compared to just 3% with a one-year age difference. Love may be blind, but a big difference in ages in the partners may be a … Continue reading

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The Divorce Surge is Over – The Myth Lives On

Divorce rates increased in the 1970s and 1980s, but in the last 20 years they have dropped, according to The New York Times. Conservative commentators lament high poverty levels and blame marital failure, claiming “the divorce rate is going up.” … Continue reading

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Breadwinning Moms and Stay-at-Home Dads

Even in progressive homes, spouses grapple with gender roles and housekeeping chores. Most Americans support egalitarian family structures, yet couples find it difficult to split all responsibilities even-steven. So division of labor is often the more pragmatic solution: One spouse – very … Continue reading

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