Category Archives: Counseling

Infertility Challenges a Marriage

Infertility can assault a marriages and it is one of the toughest challenges a couple can face. One Danish study suggests that couples who are unable to conceive a child after years of trying are three times more likely to … Continue reading

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Marriage Counseling Facts

Marriage counseling usually involves the couple and a counselor who may be a psychiatrist, psychologist, counselor or member of the clergy. The training needed for counselor certification varies from state to state. Sometimes the counselor may recommend additional sessions with … Continue reading

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Single or Joint Counseling for Marriage Problems

Some couples learn to deal with marital problems in counseling. Therapists sometimes recommend individual therapy in addition to couples counseling, particularly when either partner feels the need of additional therapy, which should be mentioned to the marriage counselor. Counselors and … Continue reading

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End of a Marriage – Failure of Compassion, Rise of Contempt

“Not with a bang, but a whimper,” goes the poem, and that is the way many marriages end.  A whimper, not a bang. The final break is not caused by anger or abuse or infidelity. Most marriages wither and die … Continue reading

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Cycle of Domestic Abuse

In her book “The Battered Woman,” psychologist Lenore Walker writes that many violent domestic relationships work in a cycle of escalating violence. The cycle may happen in one day or it may take weeks or months to complete. It is … Continue reading

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Problems that can Wreck a Marriage

Many people think that infidelity – an affair – is the most common torpedo that sinks a marriage. According to Micki McWade, marital infidelity is a   symptom of underlying issues in the relationship. McWade, a collaborative divorce coach, psychotherapist, … Continue reading

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Battling Divorce Depression

For a lot of people who divorce, the aftermath of the breakup includes a bout with the black shadow – depression. In fact, depression should probably be seen as part of the normal pain and suffering that accompanies the breakup … Continue reading

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Grief Tips When a Marriage Ends

The end of a marriage is never easy, and whatever the reason for it, the breakup of a marriage can turn the whole world upside down and trigger painful and unsettling emotions. The death of a marriage must be grieved, … Continue reading

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Gambling and Divorce – A Roll of the Dice

Gambling can become an addiction that destroys marriages because like all addictions it becomes clandestine, secretive and requires lying. Deceit destroys a marriage because sooner or later it is revealed. When gambling starts to undermine everyday activities like a job … Continue reading

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Women Find Marital Happiness Elusive

Someone once constructed a hierarchy of happiness. In diminishing order, the happiest people are married men, followed by unmarried women, followed by married women, followed by unmarried men. This is no news to two sociologists, Karyn Loscocco and Susan Walzer … Continue reading

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