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Ten Signs Your Marriage May be Headed Toward Divorce

Ten Signs Your Marriage May be Headed Toward Divorce

Reading marital statistics today is akin to viewing a nation-wide obituary. The once sacrosanct union has permanently lost its halo and now entered the dead zone, with marital stability taking a nose dive of unprecedented proportions over the last several decades. As things go, unfortunately, the decline shows no sign of plateauing. According to Jennifer Baker of Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second and 74% of third marriages end in divorce.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Be Friends With Your Ex [EXPERT]
Things might get a bit awkward.

Why You Probably Shouldn't Be Friends With Your Ex

A big, looming question after the breakup seems to be, "Can we still be friends?" Unfortunately the answer is probably no. There are several reasons for this, but first and foremost is that even after the most amicable breakup, the people involved need some time so they can work through their feelings and sift through the ruins of the relationship.

5 Reasons Your Guy and Friends Hate Each Other

5 Reasons Your Guy and Friends Hate Each Other

By SMF Marcus Osborne for GalTime.com Ok, maybe hate is too strong a word. Maybe a less harsh phrase like "incompatible personalities" lands a little softer. But for whatever reason, your guy and your best friend(s) can't quite seem to get in sync socially. Whether there are constant, overt personality clashes or very subtle and consistent tensions between the most important people in your life, the long-term effects are no less devastating.

How to Ask for What you Want

How to Ask for What you Want

You know you can’t change people. If you could, everyone around you would be exactly the way you want them to be and your relationships would all be simple and perfect. I’m going to venture a guess that that’s not the case. Knowing that you can’t change them, many people take what they think is their only option—the über enlightened approach trying to accept their “other” exactly as they are. I totally laud you, enlightened ones. Acceptance feels good. It’s kind. It’s the ideal state, no doubt.

Divorce: How Parents Can Nurture and Protect Their Kids

Divorce: How Parents Can Nurture and Protect Their Kids

Divorce and Childrearing: How Parents Can Nurture and Protect Their Kids Most parents who are in the process of considering or pursuing divorce are deeply worried about the effects the divorce will have on their children. And the concern is justified. Divorce is one of the most difficult life events that you and your children will ever experience, according to the well validated Holmes and Rahe Stressful Life Events Scale created by the two psychiatric researchers in 1967.