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Following Ex's Facebook Activities Delays PostBreakup Recovery
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Checking and following the activities of an ex partner through social networking site Facebook can seriously interfere with a person's ability to move on as well as delay their emotional recovery and healing, suggests a new article

Many Divorced Couples Could Be Better off If Stayed Married
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Most people get divorced hoping to have a better life and find more happiness than they had in their marriage. However, a new national study by Iowa State University cautions such people, stating that in approximately one in four couples who divorce, the

Wedding Jitters Could Be a Predictor for a Future Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Brides who hesitate about getting married might want to consider having second thoughts before starting a life-long commitment, suggest psychologists from the University of California, Los Angeles. According to the new research, uncertainty and wedding co

Parental Divorce Affects Boys' Health Later In Life
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Adult men who had their parents divorced before they turned 18 are at a significantly higher risk of suffering a stroke when compared to men whose parents stayed married, claim scientists from the University of Toronto.

Divorced Parents Prefer Technology and Social Media As Communication Tool
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Individuals who are separated or divorced are increasingly using technology when it comes to communicating with their ex-partners in regards with their kids, found a new study by a University of Missouri family studies expert.

Divorced Women Suffer Financially, While Men - Emotionally
by Margarita Nahapetyan
After divorce it is women who turn out to be the biggest financial losers, but it takes their husbands much longer to recover emotionally, found the joint research led by the Australian Federal Government's Institute of Family Studies.

Divorced People Can Give The Best Marriage Advice
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Want to get a good marriage advice and stay happily wedded? Ask a divorced friend for help, suggests Terri Orbuch, PhD., a psychologist at the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan and a professor of sociology at Oakland University.

Detaching From a Malignant Man
by Rhonda Findling
Disengaging from a man you love, like or are infatuated with, takes a lot of self-discipline and emotional strength. It's like going against the force of gravity. It is counterintuitive. It's traumatic. It's not a natural process. It defies our human inst

People With Low Incomes Marry Less But Divorce More
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Individuals with lower incomes and lower socioeconomic status value the institution of marriage just as much as their counterparts with higher incomes and have the same romantic standards for marriage. However, when compared to those with higher socioecon

Men's Unempleyment Can Lead to Marriage Breakup
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A man's unemployment can have a profound effect on whether his marriage will survive or not, according to a study published in the American Journal of Sociology.

Marriage and Divorce Associated with Gaining Extra Pounds
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Marriage and divorce are linked to weight gain among both women and men, and especially those who are over age 30, found U.S. sociologists. However, when it comes to gaining a lot of extra pounds, the effects of marital transitions turn out to be very

Can Facebook Destroy Your Marriage?
by Margarita Nahapetyan
According to U.S. and British divorce attorneys, social networking website Facebook is often associated with marriage breakups. In spite of the fact that millions of people all across the world consider Facebook to be very social and innocent, the latest

Divorce Could Be Predicted By The Way Married Couples Fight
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Disagreements and arguments are quite common among married couples, even among those who are very happy in their relationships. However, conflicts can be approached in different ways, and the style the couples use when they fight may have an impact

Divorce Is More Stressful For Yonger Generation to Cope With
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Dealing with the stress of divorce is much harder at a younger age than later in life, researchers from Michigan State University have found. According to Hui Liu, assistant professor of sociology who carried out the study, the younger a person

If your ex was a jackass the first time around, he probably still is
by Eleanore Wells
The success of a revisited relationship depends on why you broke up the first time. It could be a good idea if the reason for the break-up was situational, that is, if there was something going on in your life or his life that got in the way

Kid's Cancer Does Not Lead To Parental Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
In spite of severe stress and emotional strain caused by a child's illness, marriages and partnerships of couples whose children are battling cancer are not more likely to fall apart than of those who have cancer-free kids, claims a new 20-year study from

Making Sense of Divorce
by Catherine Kohler Riessman
Divorce has touched the lives of more individuals today than ever before in history. The marital bonds that in earlier generations (and in many parts of the world to this day) were broken most often by death are in many Western societies

Divorce Linked To Hair Loss In Women
by Margarita Nahapetyan
Women who had lost a spouse through divorce or death are much more likely to suffer from hair loss than women who are happily married or single, a new study has found.

The Divine Institution of Marriage
The Divorce Myth
by J. Carl Laney
Although I had studied the subject of marriage, read many books, and received much counsel concerning this important step in life, I knew very little about marriage and the commitment that is involved. Only during the last several years have I really begu

Leaving Him Behind: Cutting the Cord and Breaking Free After the Marriage Ends
by Sandra S. Kahn
Slowly, like a building tidal wave, the figures on divorce keep mounting. In the course of the eighties, we were first dismayed and then alarmed to learn that fully half of all marriages in the United States would end in divorce. As we begin the

Cohabitation Before Marriage Increases The Risk Of Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
A new government study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that couples who live together before they get married, increase the risk that their marriage will fail. However, their chances improve if they were already engaged

How To Overcome A Divorce
by Margarita Nahapetyan
For most people it is always very hard to deal with divorce. No one enters a marriage believing that it will end some day, however almost 50 per cent of all marriages do end in divorce. Feelings, such an anger, sadness, depression, helplessness, lonelines

Dealing with the Truth about Your Relationship
by Susan Forward, Ph.D., Craig Buck
We're about to build a bridge from your emotional vacation to the rest of your life. But in order for this bridge to carry you over the dark waters of obsessive love, you must be willing to take an honest look at your relationship-or lack thereof-and to d

Divorce: Negotiating Your Parenting Agreement
by Sam Margulies, Ph.D., J.D.
Scheduled access to die children should provide an opportunity for them to share the lives of both parents. Special occasions and treats should occur with about the same regularity as in married families. Children should not come to expect special enterta

Change Your Marriage by Changing Yourself
by Michele Weiner Davis
Now that you understand some of the nuts and bolts of Solution-Oriented Brief Therapy, you are probably ready to roll up your sleeves and start making your marriage work. The good news is that the marriage-enriching techniques described in Chapters 4-8 do

Divorce: Alien Abduction - Denial
by Michelle Borquez, Connie Wetzell, Carla Sue Nelson
Well, now that you've faced the shock, you ask yourself the $64,000 question: What in the heck happened to my husband? The choices are obvious: a. Someone cast an evil spell on him. b. His brain went on vacation. c. He was abducted by aliens. d. He got hi

Breakup: Getting Ready for Good-bye (a.k.a. the Relationship)
by Anna Jane Grossman, Flint Wainess
It's not easy being a single person in a couples' world. You can't buy a single bed, because they're too small, yet a queen-size bed leaves you wondering what to do with that other pillowcase that comes with the set. Your toothbrush holder taunts you with

Five Men Who Broke My Heart
by Susan Shapiro
Two days later, I received an e-mail from brad under the heading 'Stormy Weather.' I opened it to find six words: 'hard to see you, raining since.' I was taken aback. I was the wounded party here and I had almost recovered. I had sublimated my confusion a

call-hell: The Dictionary of Failed Relationships
by Meredith Broussard
call-hell: the state of severe anxiety following a date or sexual interlude, when the woman wonders desperately if the man will call, and the man does nothing to eliminate this severe anxiety. Symptoms of call-hell include: obsessive checking of telephone

The Tough Guy's Breakup Buddy
by Greg Behrendt, Amiira Ruotola-Behrendt
We've been told that guys don't really buy these kinds of books. Men process breakups differently perhaps. They get drunk, stand on your lawn, scream at football players on TV, and maybe even start a band. Yet I would have really dug a book like this when

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