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Marriage & Family

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In the United States, as many as 80% of adults get married before they turn forty years old. These relationships are extremely impactful – they can produce love, joy- and for some- hardship, as evidenced by increasing divorce rates. So how can people initiate and sustain meaningful marital relationships? What does a committed, dynamic and engaging marital relationship look like?

Although there may not be a single answer to either of these questions, some research suggests that certain characteristics, such as communication, openness, and maintaining a realistic perspective, may relate to healthy marriages. Applying these characteristics to your relationship can be a significant challenge, but seeking support from a psychologist could greatly help this process. Search our database today!

Resources to consider:

The Father as Protector of the Mother and Child Unity by Dr. Barney Greenspan

The Father as Protector of the Mother and Child Unity by Dr. Barney Greenspan

What is being addressed here primarily is how a father deals with his maternal side without interfering with the mother’s mothering. Along with feeding, diapering and bathing (among other activities) one hopes that early on in his parenting a father will also learn to obtain gratification through his pride in, and the support and protection of, his wife’s maternal side.

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Negotiation and Divorce by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Negotiation and Divorce by Dr. Larry F. Waldman

Communicating and negotiating effectively between divorced partners is especially difficult because of hurt feelings. Nevertheless, divorced parents must put aside their anger and distrust and strive to negotiate in good faith with their ex.

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