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05/30/2013
Why Shacking Up Isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be The myth couples use to justify shacking up is that by living together before marriage, they can "test drive the car" and have a more satisfying and longer-lasting marriage. But it's just the opposite. More >>

Tags: AbuseAdulteryAffairsCommitmentDatingDivorceFamily/Relationships - FamilyMarriageMorals/Ethics/ValuesParentingPremarital CounselingRelativesSex
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05/23/2013
When Parents of Adult Children Remarry A parent's remarriage is not only extremely tough on minor kids, but it's a touchy subject for adult children as well. Be it death or divorce, you may feel like you're still grieving the loss of your mom or dad while your other parent has simply moved on. More >>

Tags: AcceptanceAdult Child-ParentAttitudeBehaviorDatingFamily/Relationships - Adult Child/ParentGriefMarriageMental HealthPremarital CounselingRelationshipsRespect
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04/18/2013
13 Things to Discuss Before You Marry Oftentimes people ignore doubts, red flags, and gut feelings because they don't discuss their issues and concerns BEFORE they get married. By seeing an expert who specializes in premarital counseling, you'll go over things like... More >>

Tags: CommitmentDatingEmploymentFamily/Relationships - FamilyFinancesHobbiesJobMarriageParentingPremarital CounselingRelativesSexWedding
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02/14/2013
How to Be a Good Son-in-Law Why is being a good son-in-law such a big deal? Well, statistically speaking, we see a significant drop in the divorce rate when men get along with their wives' parents, especially their fathers. But even more importantly, it affects kids. More >>

Tags: BehaviorDatingFamily/Relationships - FamilyMarriagePremarital CounselingRelationshipsRelativesRespectRole modelValues
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10/17/2012
Shacking Up Does Not Lead to a Stronger Marriage Remember this little ditty?: 'First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage.' Nowadays, this rarely happens. For a lot of adults it's, 'First comes love (maybe), then comes 'shacking up,' then comes a heartbreaking split involving children'... More >>

Tags: DatingFamily/Relationships - FamilyLiving togetherMarriageParentingPremarital CounselingRelationshipsRelativesShacking Up
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09/26/2012
Regretting the Divorce Over the many, many years I've worked as a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice and on the air, I've done a lot of research on divorce, especially when it involves kids. The scientific literature differs very much from popular literature in what the happiness quotient is after a divorce. Scientific literature suggests that a good three quarters of people who divorce regret it. More >>

Tags: CommitmentDatingDivorceFamily/Relationships - ChildrenFinancesMarriageParentingPersonal ResponsibilityPersonal ResponsiblityPremarital CounselingReligion
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07/25/2012
Parent Your Child, Not Yourself Many of you aren't parenting in the best interest of your child. Instead, you're parenting to satisfy your own needs... More >>

Tags: AttitudeBehaviorDatingFamily/Relationships - Parent/ChildMarriageMotherhood-FatherhoodParentingPregnancyPremarital CounselingRelationshipsRespectself-esteem
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