Posts Categorized: Latest Relationship Research

What Mike Pence Gets Wrong (And Right) About Marriage, From An Infidelity Recovery Expert

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The Huffington Post 04/02/2017 On the surface, Vice President Mike Pence’s “never dine alone with a woman” rule sounds like a good way to respect your spouse and avoid temptation. However, as an expert in helping marriages recover from infidelity, I think this type of thinking can lead to trouble. First of all, this concept is… Read more »

Narcissism and Relationships

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Susan Krauss Whitbourne, Ph.D., writes how narcissism can damage relationships.  In fact, a narcissist may not even realize the damage that they are causing until it is too late and the relationship is over. Even then, they don’t understand how the role they are playing hinders their ability to have a meaningful relationship. Whitbourne notes… Read more »

Ideas for Surviving Your 1st Year of Marriage

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The first year of marriage can bring unexpected challenges for any couple. That’s why Monica Gabriel Marshall, writing for Verily, has some proactive ideas for couples. The first suggestion is being aware of how to manage conflict. When we get into arguments it’s easy to get sucked into the conflict. Or, as Marshall notes for… Read more »

From Throwing Shade to Giving Praise: My Post-Election Apology to Millennials

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After vacillating between disbelief and despair for a week, anger is kicking in and people are looking for ways to resist the Trumpocalypse. This is where I humbly apologize to Millennials. I’ve made fun of your work ethic: job hopping, talking to senior management like equals, getting sidetracked by social media and (eye roll) needing… Read more »

Creating Rituals for Strong Marriages

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Are you and your partner struggling to stay meaningfully connected to each other? The Good Men Project provides suggestions in a post about how couples can create rituals in their daily lives to promote meaningful connections with  each other. One way that couples can do this is simply by eating meals with each other on a… Read more »