Will Your Next Marriage Be Better?
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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?

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6 Tips To Make Marriage Counseling Work

What can you do to improve the chances that couples therapy is worth the time and money you put into it? In other words, what makes marriage counseling work? Of course you need the help of a skilled marriage therapist, but there are several things you can do to help make your marriage counseling a success.

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"Her relationship was good in so many ways...but it lacked passion."

Why Women Cheat: A Married Man Goes Undercover On Ashley Madison

"Honey, I have to join Ashley Madison." So began the pitch I gave my wife to let me join the marrieds-looking-for-affairs website, AshleyMadison.com. It would be part of my research into women who cheat, why infidelity is increasing, and what can be done to possibly affair-proof a marriage. I was proposing to "cheat" on her for a few weeks, to talk to and attempt to seduce as many women as possible, and get a real-world understanding of why women want to stay married but also need some illicit action on the side. Of course, on my end, there'd be nothing more than conversation. She looked at me straight-faced, unflinching. I searched her eyes for any telltale sign of the Charles-I'm-going-to-punch-you-in-the-face-right-after-I-castrate-you look; nothing. After a long pause, I got her only thought: "No, I get it," she said emphatically. "It's a great story. But it’s kinda like asking the newly vegetarian fox to guard the henhouse, isn't it?"

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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.