The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn [EXPERT]
How well does your family communicate?
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The Kardashians Go To Therapy: What We Can Learn

The family's innermost emotions and struggles came to light as they met with Dr. Nicki J. Monti, family therapist. Dr. Monti utilized the systems approach of family therapy to best understand the entire system of the family and how each individual member is impacted by the larger family system.

12 Signs Your Husband Is Happily Married [EXPERT]
Make him feel appreciated and he'll never want to leave.
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12 Signs Your Husband Is Happily Married

We call it "dropping the bomb" syndrome and it usually follows the same pattern: one partner believes their marriage is going along fine when the other suddenly announces it's over; finished, done, period. It turns out that things were far from fine; there was a lot of denial going on, a lot of saying 'yes' when you mean 'no' and a lot of unexpressed anger simmering just below the surface. When that simmer reaches a boil, the bomb drops. How can you know if your husband is really happily married? Is there a way to tell if your marriage is bomb proof? When he says "I love you" can you believe it? Here are ten ways to know he's happy in your marriage.

3 Ways To Put The Spark Back In Your Marriage [EXPERT]
Make your marriage stronger than ever.
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3 Ways To Put The Spark Back In Your Marriage

You know the punch-lines to all his jokes. You're that couple who sit in a restaurant with nothing to say. At bedtime you never thought you'd be pretending to have a headache. "I can't make myself feel any different," one woman in my office told me tearfully. "The magic's gone."

3 Keys To Letting Go Of Resentment In Your Marriage
Water the soil of your relationship with kindness and loving behaviors!
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3 Keys To Letting Go Of Resentment In Your Marriage

I had been working with a couple on the concept of making amends and offering one another sincere apologies for ways in which they have hurt one another. He stated truthfully that he was not ready to offer an apology that was genuine because he still was not getting what he wanted and needed in this marriage. After further discussion, both people were able to see they have some deep roots of resentment and bitterness towards one another that they were not willing and able to release yet.

Will Your Next Marriage Be Better?
Beat the odds on your next marriage!
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Will Your Next Marriage Be Better?

According to research by Jennifer Baker of the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology in Springfield, Missouri, while 50 percent of first marriages end in divorce, 67 percent of second marriages and 74 percent of third marriages end in divorce. Is this surprising?

holiday fight
Avoid a fight with your husband over his family.
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How To Avoid The Family Drama This Year

The holidays are ripe for unearthing family dramas, often featuring a popular story line about competing loyalties. Though there are variations on the plot, the focus here will be on this dynamic as it plays out with men and their mothers.

10 Tips To Survive The Holidays
The 10 best ways to avoid a fight with your dysfunctional family!
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10 Tips To Survive The Holidays

You don't have to be Scrooge to hate Christmas. In "A Christmas Carol" we learn that Ebenezer Scrooge used to be a nice boy who became bitter through parental neglect and brittle by his emotional dependence on his sister, who abandoned him by dying. Poor guy. He was the sad product of a dysfunctional family.

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Finding a Good Marriage Counselor

My partner and I are having another round of therapy to decide whether our relationship has any life left in it. It got me thinking about marriage counselors, relationship coaches and therapists. There are many talented people out there doing relationship work, but there are also many ineffective ones. I think an ineffective coach or therapist can do more harm than good, and I’ve identified a few things to look for.