Dr. Rita DeMaria - Marriage and Family Therapist, Counselor/Therapist, Dating Coach, Marriage/Couples Counselor, Sex Therapist, Speaker/Presenter, YourTango Expert Partner - Blue Bell, PA
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Dr. Rita DeMaria (CST,LMFT,MS,PhD)

Marriage and Family Therapist

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Phone 215-628-2450

Fax: 215-643-7659

790 Penllyn Blue Bell Pike, Suite 104

Blue Bell, PA Show on map

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The 5 Stages Of Every Marriage

All marital unions are not created equal; but they all go through some predictable stages. The timing may differ, and the way a couple manages the phase they're in varies widely, but most of the stages happen, to most of us. Understanding the stages gives you the tools you need to move through with your ...

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How Healthy Relationships Build A Stronger America

Posted on Philly.com Tue, Jun. 15, 2004 When the Bush administration announced its $1.5 billion "healthy marriage initiative" earlier this year, it set off a controversy. Senate hearings on the value of marriage? "What's going on?" people asked. As a marriage and family ...

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Healthy Relationships: A Woman's View

CBS 3 KYW-Television Broadcast August 30, 2004: 4:00 PM PHILADELPHIA (KYW) Transcript of Segment The saying goes "all you need is love" but a healthy relationship demands a lot more than that. Anchor Alycia Lane finds out the secrets to successful relationship. Of all the skills we learn ...

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3 Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage

Recent studies indicate that 44% of men and 25% of women have extramarital affairs. Affairs are devastating. They are one of the toughest things for a couple to deal with. Affairs often happen in good marriages and it's essential that couples learn how to affair-proof their relationships. In my twenty years ...

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Distressed Couples And Marriage Education

Family Relations Volume 54: Issue 2, Page 242 — April 2005 Abstract: Professionals generally believe that couples who choose to attend marriage education programs are not as distressed as are clinical couples. Distressed couples are not good candidates for marriage education. We examined ...

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Dr. Rita DeMaria

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:


Divorce/Divorce Prevention

Infidelity / Affair Recovery




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

My state/province only

Additional Expertise:


Dating Coach

Marriage/Couples Counselor

Sex Therapist


YourTango Expert Partner

I offer my services:

At my office


Via Skype

Other, please inquire

I am fluent in:


Licence information:

Expiration 2/27/15
Number MF000274

Articles by Dr. Rita DeMaria
The 5 Stages Of Every Marriage

The 5 Stages Of Every Marriage

Learn the phases every relationship takes & how to get through them.

Cooking Together

How Healthy Relationships Build A Stronger America

Find out how marriage counseling can help your relationship and the country.

happy couple

Healthy Relationships: A Woman's View

You should never settle for just an 'ok' relationship. Invest in it and reap the benefits.


3 Ways to Affair-Proof Your Marriage

With preparation and hard work, your marriage can stay affair-free.


Distressed Couples And Marriage Education

If your fighting is getting out of hand, decide if marriage education is right for you.

Check Out My New Book
7 Stages of Marriage: Laughter, Intimacy and Passion Today, Tomorrow, Forever
Understand your relationship with this ...
By Rita M. DeMaria, Sari Harrar
Focused Genograms: Intergenerational Assessment of Individuals, Couples, and Families
The interpersonal relationships that make up ...
By Rita DeMaria, Gerald Weeks, Larry Hof
Building Intimate Relationships: Bridging Treatment, Education, and Enrichment Through the PAIRS Program
First Published in 2003. Routledge is an ...
Marriage Enrichment--Preparation, Mentoring, And Outreach
First published in 1998. Routledge is an ...
By Richard A. Hunt, Larry Hof, Rita DeMaria

Dr. Rita DeMaria

All Specialties

Addiction, Alcohol Dependency/ Addiction, Anger Management, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, Sexuality