Category Archives: Relationships

Children of Divorce Parents

Marriage is a unique relationship. It is both an emotional commitment and a legal one, and the only intimate relationship of equals. These special characteristics make marriage so fulfilling and so scary at the same time. All marriages face the … Continue reading

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Remarriage after Divorce

That second trip down the aisle can be very exciting because standing before the altar (again) brings with it all the hope of a new beginning and a fresh start, but remarriage challenges both spouses even in the best of … Continue reading

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Cohabitation Replaces the Shotgun Wedding

Cohabitation is now the most common routine for America’s couples who become pregnant while dating. In fact, the so-called “shotgun wedding” — a hurry-up trip to the altar before a birth — is rapidly becoming a relic in today’s more … Continue reading

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Millions Wish They Were Never Married – Living With Regret

Marriage suffocates many people who wish they could hit “rewind” on their lives and step away from the altar. “Buyer’s remorse” plagues people who bring home goods and then want to return them; “marriage misgiving” insures unhappiness when people say … Continue reading

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For Men, Being Married May Mean Being Overweight

A recent study shows that husbands are more likely to be the heavier ones in a marriage. Based on monitoring the eating habits, physical activity and the weights of 2,300 young men in the Midwest, married men were 25 percent … Continue reading

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Why Women Change Their Last Names After Marriage

According to an August 2009 survey, the majority of American women think brides should take their groom’s name and many think it should be the law that they do so. Researchers at Indiana University and the University of Utah found … Continue reading

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Factors in a Successful Marriage

Most couples walk down the aisle expecting to succeed, and very few of them expect that they will join the nearly 50 percent of couples whose marriages end in divorce. The bride and groom look at the grim divorce statistics … Continue reading

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Unhappy Marriages Can Get Happier

Linda Waite, a University of Chicago researcher, discovered that 80% of people who rated their marriages “unhappy” in a national survey, when asked five years later, ranked it “happier.” Of the couples that rated their marriages “miserable” (2%), about 77% … Continue reading

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High Conflict Personalities (HCPs)

The majority of high conflict families include at least one person with a personality disorder, which taxes the skills for a divorce practitioner attempting client engagement. Dealing directly with that person would be the most effective way to help a … Continue reading

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Abuse – When Divorce Is Urgent

Occasionally, the decision to divorce is inescapable. In instances of mental or physical spousal or child abuse, the victim does not have the luxury of merely considering separation. When his or her life or the lives of their children are … Continue reading

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