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This Common Behavior Could Easily End Your Marriage

You may think your criticism of your spouse is constructive, but choose your words and tone carefully: According to renowned researcher John Gottman, criticism is one of the greatest predictors of divorce there is. 

For 40 years, the University of Washington psychology professor and his team of researchers at the Gottman Institute have studied couples’ interactions to determine the key predictors of divorce — or as Gottman calls them, “the four horsemen of the apocalypse.” The first sign is contempt, followed by criticism, defensiveness and stonewalling, a term for emotionally withdrawing from your partner.

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Once A Cheater, Always A Cheater? Marriage Therapists Weigh In

We’ve all heard the same, tired cliche about infidelity: “Once a cheater, always a cheater.” 

Given how many of us are affected by infidelity ― twenty-one percent of married men and around 15 percent of married women have cheated on their spouses, according to the General Social Survey at the University of Chicago― it’s worth exploring our beliefs about cheaters and their capacity for change. Does “once a cheater, always a cheater” always ring true?

Below, psychologists and therapists who work with couples share their thoughts on whether or not an unfaithful spouse can change their ways.

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8 Signs A Marriage Won’t Last, According To Divorce Lawyers

For the best relationship insight and advice, turn to a divorce attorney. After all, every day they have a front-row seat to the kinds of petty drama and missteps that lead couples to split up. 

With that in mind, we asked family law attorneys from across the country to share some of the most obvious signs that a couple is likely to divorce. 

1. They give each other the silent treatment

“It’s a bad sign if a couple bickers and it results in the silent treatment. Sure, fighting is healthy in a relationship but when it turns from playful to serious on a regular basis — and it Read More

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7 Ways To Save Your Sexless Marriage, According To Sex Therapists

In a sexual rut with your partner? Take heart — it’s natural for partners’ sex drives to ebb and flow through the years and things can definitely improve in the bedroom.

Below, sex therapists share seven pieces of advice that have worked for real couples they’ve counseled through the years. 

1. Don’t assume your spouse is uninterested in having sex. 

Don’t jump to conclusions about your partner’s sex drive without consulting him or her. Take the time to reach out, said New York City-based sex therapist Gracie Landes, pointing to the example of a client who assumed her husband was disinterested in sex based off another therapist’s observation.

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7 Pieces Of Marriage Advice For Realists, Not Romantics

Sick of reading the same tired relationship advice about never going to bed angry and the importance of date night? 

We hear ya. Below, relationship and marriage experts share seven unconventional pieces of marital advice.

1. Go out without your spouse and remember what it felt like to be single.

The axiom is 100 percent true: Absence makes the heart grow fonder and often leads to spouses actually missing each other — a hard feeling to recapture after years of being together, said Jenny Block, the author of Open: Love, Sex and Life in an Open Marriage.

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81-Year-Old eHarmony Founder On Gay Marriage And Tinder

CNN.COM – Feb 12 – After 16 years in the business, Dr. Neil Clark Warren is still committed to helping people find love. Warren is the 81-year-old co-founder and current CEO of

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What’s Marriage Got to Do With Poverty?

Earlier this month, the American Enterprise Institute and the Brookings Institution—two Washington, D.C.–based think tanks that typically occupy opposite ends of the ideological spectrum—released a joint report on poverty in America. The report, authored by an “ideologically balanced” working group of conservative, liberal, and centrist experts, lays out a comprehensive plan for fighting poverty that’s admirable for its emphasis on evidence-based solutions from across the political spectrum. Read More….

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DETROIT PRIEST CALLS GAY MARRIAGE ‘SACRAMENTAL’

A priest in the Detroit archdiocese is calling gay marriage “sacred and sacramental,” and insists the Church “needs more examples of gay holiness.”

Father Ronald Victor, pastor of St. Isidore Catholic Church in Macomb, Michigan, made the remarks while attending the wedding of his gay nephew Bryan Victor earlier this summer. As reported Tuesday by the Detroit Free Press, he said of the couple, “They are two very holy guys. I do see their union as being sacred and sacramental, in the sense that it reflects God’s love. … While it’s not necessarily life-giving in a biological way, it’s life-giving in other ways.

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CSO joins district assemblies to fight child marriage

The Research and Counseling Foundation for African Migrants (RECFAM) has bemoaned the rising incidence of forced and child marriages in the country and called for closer collaboration between civil society organisations and the various public institutions to combat the menace. It said the practice entrapped young girls and women into relationships that subsequently deprived them of their basic human rights. Read More….

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FAMILY LIFE: Childhood abuse is ruining his marriage

Q: I was beaten as a kid by my father and I saw him hit my mother. The hitting stopped when I was 14 and took a bat to my father when he was attacking my mother. I would never hit a woman, but my wife says I am abusive and controlling because of my childhood. I don’t know what she is talking about and this is ruining our marriage. How do I fix this?

A: Given what you were exposed to growing up, there is a good likelihood you also experienced a lot of verbal, emotional and psychological abuse.

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