An Unspoken Fact About Sex-Starved Marriages

MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS

By Michele-Weiner Davis Do (or did) you and your spouse have a sexual desire gap? If so, you are not alone. Did you know that 1 in 3 couples have completely different levels of interest in sex? But just because you aren’t alone, it doesn’t mean you should be complacent about a ho-hum sexual relationship. You shouldn’t. [...]

Conscious Uncoupling: Another View

Seth Eisenberg

By Seth Eisenberg I have to admit, I became “consciously uncoupled” long before Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin created a national conversation about the phrase. My parents became consciously uncoupled before my fourth birthday. I admit this as someone proud to consider myself among the most passionate proponents of marriage. When TIME Magazine interviewed me a few years ago about [...]

Why Divorce Reform Is Key To America’s Prosperity

The devastation caused by divorce in America each year is real and pervasive.  And the toll it takes on men, women and especially children has far ranging negative consequences in every realm — financial, physical and emotional.  “Families are torn in two, children grow up without a stable home or with a missing mother or [...]

The ABCs of Marriage and Relationship Education

Seth Eisenberg

Written by Seth Eisenberg Nearly 30 years ago Virginia Satir, called the “Mother of Family Therapy,” encouraged psychotherapists to shift focus from therapy to education as their primary strategy for helping repair relationships. Fifteen years later, Dr. Marty Sullivan of Duke University’s renowned Integrative Medicine Program began integrating relationship skills training into a holistic approach [...]

5 Lessons to Help you Stay in Love through Thick and Thin

Lori Lowe

Written by Lori D. Lowe How can some marriages survive repeated crises, while others don’t stand the test of time? That’s what I set out to learn and share in my book, First Kiss to Lasting Bliss: Hope & Inspiration for Your Marriage. Here are a few lessons based on my interviews and research. Love [...]

“Should I Stay or Should I Go?” : The Easy Question to Answer

MICHELE WEINER-DAVIS

Written by Michele Weiner-Davis   Are you sitting on the, “Should-I-stay-or-should-I-go” fence, endlessly considering the pros and cons about ending your marriage? Here’s some advice.  Stop waffling. Don’t get divorced! In my three decades of work with couples I have seen hundreds of thousands of couples fall in love again, many of which reconnected at [...]

Study Shows Skills Training Cuts Military Divorce Rates

Seth Eisenberg

Written by Seth Eisenberg   A recent study of military couples found that skills-training is likely to significantly decrease the rate of divorce, with significant implications for the field of marriage and relationship education and couples contemplating separation. For nearly 30 years, PREP has been one of the leading pioneers in the study of marriage [...]

The Benefits of Marriage Education

Seth Eisenberg

Written by Seth Eisenberg   If you have minor children and want to end your marriage, why should you wait?  Why should you first be required to participate in divorce education classes, then wait another eight months before getting divorced, as the Coalition for Divorce Reform proposes? The answer is patience pays off.  For most [...]

We Can Change the Direction of Failing Marriages

Krsnanandini Devi Dasi & Tariq Saleem Ziyad

Written by Krsnanandini Devi Dasi & Tariq Saleem Ziyad   Imagine you are walking down a long and winding road and your journey is interrupted by a wise and kind old person. She suggests that you take another path and tells you that if you keep walking down the road you currently are on, you [...]

Living Together: Myths, Risks & Answers

Written by Mike McManus To the Presidential candidates, America’s biggest problem is the economy. However, I believe the disintegration of marriage is the nation’s central domestic problem, costing billions of taxpayer dollars for poverty, depression, crime and suicide. This crisis has three elements: 1. The marriage rate has plunged 53 percent since 1970. Of those [...]