Monthly Archives: July 2016

Making Love Last: Lessons from the Long Married

Making Love Last: Lessons from the Long Married

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making love lastBy Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D.

Although the marriage rate has been trending down since the 1970s, the majority of Americans are married at some point in their lives. While only about 51% of the population is currently married, 72% have been married at least once. Despite a discouraging divorce rate of almost 50%, despite the many reasonable reasons why marriage isn’t really necessary, people still marry and remarry and, sometimes, remarry again.

Why? Regardless of lots of good and many not-so-good reasons, getting married is a reflection of hope. On some level, those who marry hope for a long and happy partnership with someone they love who loves them back.

That hope isn’t misplaced. There are couples who stay happily married (at least most of the time) for decades. Such couples readily admit that it isn’t always smooth sailing. Life generally isn’t. Life that involves two people means twice as many opportunities for changes,…

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Adult ADHD: 5 Tips for Managing Technology So It Doesn’t Manage You

Adult ADHD: 5 Tips for Managing Technology So It Doesn’t Manage You

This post was originally published on this siteBy Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S. Technology for ADHD can be both a blessing and a curse. On the one hand, it helps adults with ADHD stay productive. After all, you can use technology to remind yourself of important appointments, meetings and deadlines. You can use technology to keep track… Continue Reading

Staying Involved as a Non-Custodial Parent

Staying Involved as a Non-Custodial Parent

This post was originally published on this siteBy Marie Hartwell-Walker, Ed.D. It is often difficult for non-custodial parents to have regular, meaningful contact with their kids following the divorce. It is so difficult that there are many non-custodial parents who gradually slip out of their children’s lives. Studies verify the problem. In the U.S., 83… Continue Reading

How Are You Self-Destructive? 4 Obvious and 4 Hidden Ways

This post was originally published on this siteBy Seth Meyers, Psy.D. Many men and women don’t consider themselves to be self-destructive people, yet most men and women engage in self-destructive behaviors to varying degrees. Some of the ways people get destructive are obvious while others are more hidden. I will review obvious self-destructive behaviors first… Continue Reading