Category Archives: Relationships

Financial Security is A Hurdle for Millennials

Financial security is a significant hurdle for young adults who want to marry, but many Milllenials – the generation born between roughly 1981 and 1998 — put the cart before the horse when it comes to marriage and money, according … Continue reading

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Sexual Violence – Risk and Protective Factors

Risk factors are associated with a greater likelihood of sexual violence (SV) perpetration, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A combination of individual, relational, community, and societal factors contribute to the risk of becoming a perpetrator … Continue reading

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Age at the Time of Cohabitation

The age at which a couple begin cohabitation, not the cohabitation itself, is the most important consideration determining the success or failure of a subsequent marriage, according to Arielle Kuperberg, assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina … Continue reading

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The Healthy Marriage

According to the National Healthy Marriage Resource Center, a health marriage takes work, but as good nutrition and regular exercise can make a body healthy, certain steps can increase the health of a marriage. Here are 10 tips you can … 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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Forgiveness in Marriage

One of the qualities in a healthy marriage is forgiveness. Partners hurt each other, but successful spouses learn to forgive and forget. Forgiveness is an important virtue in a marriage because no one is perfect. Each partner should give the … Continue reading

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The Four Horsemen of Divorce

Dr. John Gottman, a well-respected psychologist and marriage researcher, believes “working on your marriage every day will do more for your health and longevity than working out at a health club.” Dr. Gottman says an unhappy marriage can increase the … Continue reading

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Sharing Housework Increases Chance of Divorce?

Couples who share the housework are more likely to divorce, according to a Norwegian study. Among “modern” couples who share the chores, divorce rates are higher than among couples where the wife does the lion’s share of the work. The … Continue reading

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Narcissistic Personality Disorder in the Family Court System

A divorce from someone who suffers from Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) has been likened to inviting the devil himself onto the battlefield. The narcissist appears to be charming, charismatic and endearing to those whom he or she encounters, yet outside … Continue reading

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No Need to be Friends with an Ex

Many divorce guidelines support remaining friendly with a former spouse, particularly when children are involved. While good co-parenting is invaluable, a working relationship with a former spouse is different from being friends. Remaining friends seems like a good idea, but … Continue reading

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