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Balancing Separateness and Togetherness in Marriage

SEPARATENESS AND TOGETHERNESS NEEDS   Two of the most important emotional needs of adults are the need to be an autonomous self in control of one’s own life and the need to be emotionally connected to another person.  Successful couples … Continue reading

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Can a Marriage be too Harmonious?

TOO MUCH HARMONY?   What is a “good marriage”?  How good does it have to be? And what does “good” mean, anyway.  Can a couple fight a lot and still have a “good marriage”?  What if they don’t fight at … Continue reading

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Normal Struggles of Marriage

NORMAL STRUGGLES OF MARRIAGE   One of the most discouraging and, ultimately, destructive ideas people have about marriage is that it’s supposed to be easy.  It’s not easy and there are many good reasons why. For one, we always come … Continue reading

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Healing the Split

HEALING THE SPLIT   I can tell you an easy way to heal yourself if you’re not satisfied with the way you feel.  If you will do it you will feel better pretty soon and you will wonder why you … Continue reading

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Stonewalling Doesn’t Work

Avoiding Divorce: Stonewalling Doesn’t Work Many studies have looked at divorce but only a few have asked: Why do marriages fail? University of Washington researchers have studied couples’ interaction and have charted the progress of their marriages over time. They’ve … Continue reading

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