Category Archives: Marriage

Does the Gender of Children Predict Divorce?

Researchers have known that in the U.S. couples with daughters are somewhat more likely to divorce than couples with sons. This knowledge has led many scholars to imply that daughters cause divorce. However, new research from Duke University suggests something … Continue reading

Relationship Counseling: What is and is Not Emotional Abuse?

As a couples therapist, I often see spouses that fight constantly. The intensity of the arguing in some cases can often be overwhelming, even frightening.  In couples counseling, we learn to fight effectively and communicate appropriately, ideally with empathy for … Continue reading

Why Do Some Happy Newlyweds Divorce While Other Couples Stay Happily Married?

Unfortunately, evidence shows that a percentage of couples who are happily married as newlyweds are still getting divorced after several years of marriage. Why are some couples able to create a long-lasting, meaningful marriage while others seem to lose satisfaction … Continue reading

For You Men Out There: Marriage Improves Your Health

The research is in: marriage improves the health of both sexes, but especially for men. Married men have greater longevity, overall physical health, and general happiness levels than their single counterparts. Oh yeah- they have more sex, too. 1. Married … Continue reading

A Psychodynamic Understanding of Alcoholism: Part I

The deleterious effects of alcoholism are devastating; it destroys lives, families, and marriages, wrecking havoc upon every facet of a person’s and their family’s life. Even worse, it can often lead to death. Heavy drinking is the third leading preventable … Continue reading