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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 cold feet are a real signal of trouble ahead and might be even a predictor for a future divorce. Justin Lavner, a doctoral candidate in psychology, who authored

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The Warning Signs of a Relationship Headed For a Breakup

Excerpted from The Irritable Male Syndrome: Managing the Four Key Causes of Depression and Aggression By Jed Diamond, Ph.D. We all know of relationships in which the couple is forever fighting and unhappy. The heat is too high. Rather than warming, it burns. We also know couples who have given up on having a good relationship and have settled for one where they are physically together but emotionally distant. The cold is not refreshing; it freezes the flow of love and g

The Tough Guy's Breakup Buddy

Excerpted from It's Called a Breakup Because It's Broken : The Smart Girl's Break-Up 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 I was hurting to keep me from losing my shit. Well, if you are a guy and you are read

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The Divine Institution of Marriage

Excerpted from The Divorce Myth By J. Carl Laney Next to the days of my physical and spiritual births, June 5, 1971, remains the most significant day of my life. On that day in the presence of my friends and relatives I repeated these words: "I, Carl, take thee, Nancy, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to hold dear, till death do us

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Portrait Of My Desire

Excerpted from Portrait Of My Desire By Rhonda Findling Sharon shivered from the biting, icy cold, draft coming through her bedroom window. Another dreary, lonely, Wisconsin winter night, she thought to herself as she sketched the dark, exotic looking man from the fashion magazine. The frenzied lashing of the howling wind, intensified Sharon's growing restlessness that she'd been trying to stave off for the past few months. She put her new "Satu

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. The new research found that boys whose parents divorced appear to be three times more likely to have a stroke later in life, but girls from divorced families are not at an increased risk of stro

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Option One: Do Nothing

Excerpted from Conscious Divorce: Ending a Marriage with Integrity By Susan Allison After hearing the messages of the intuition, you have many options. One choice is not to choose at all but to put away your journal and do nothing. Be aware that this decision may come from fear. Our realizations are so scary, so revolutionary that we cannot face them. We consciously choose homeostasis, to have stability and normalcy. Our marriage may not be ideal or even good, but it is

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. While attitudes about working females have considerably evolved in the past decades, social pressure on their male counterparts to be the main money makers is still very strong, says Liana Sayer, an associate professor of sociology at Ohio State Univer

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 individuals involved might have been better off if stayed married. Alex Zhylyevskyy, assistant professor of economics at Iowa State University, who authored th

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Making Sense of Divorce

Excerpted from Divorce Talk; Women and Men Make Sense of Personal Relationships By Catherine Kohler Riessman Personal Meaning in a Social Context 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 now most often broken by divorce. As a relatively common response

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Leaving Him Behind

Excerpted from 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 nineties, the dramatic and troubling truth is that this figure is unquestionably here to stay. 

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 Denmark. To come up with such a conclusion, scientists from the Danish Cancer Society Research Center in Copenhagen looked at more than 47,000 couples among w

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If your ex was a jackass the first time around, he probably still is

Excerpted from The Spinsterlicious Life: 20 Life Lessons For Living Happily Single and Child-free 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 of the relationship (e.g., work, school, distance, immaturity) and that situation has been resolved. However, if the

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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, loneliness, and guilt are common for divorcing people. When everything in a life has been turned upside down, figuring out how to handle divorce is one of the tougher t

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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, entitled "Facebook Surveillance of Former Romantic Partners: Associations with PostBreakup Recovery and Personal Growth." Although Facebook can help lovebirds feel connected day and

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Five Men Who Broke My Heart

Excerpted from 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 and longing into writing an article about Brad, completing a thousand-word rough draft. Turning Brad's life into a pithy profile would finish something off. I c

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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. The study by the AIFS, ANU and University of Queensland compared the incomes of married couples with divorced men and women between 2001 and 2010. The data was collected from the

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. According to Lawrence Ganong, a professor of human development and family studies at MU, who authored the research and examined the communication habits of about 50 couples, when ex-partn

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Divorce: Negotiating Your Parenting Agreement

Excerpted from Getting Divorced Without Ruining Your Life: A Reasoned, Practical Guide to the Legal, Emotional and Financial Ins and Outs of Negotiating a Divorce Se 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 entertainment every time they

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Divorce: Alien Abduction - Denial

Excerpted from Live, Laugh, Love Again; A Christian Woman's Survival Guide to Divorce 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 hit in the head with a [insert appropriate sport for

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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. According to American Society of Plastic Surgeons, marital break-up, high levels of stress, smoking, and heavy drinking lead to increased hair loss in women. The conclusions are based on the two brand new studies that involved identical twins, bo

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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 is when going through a divorce, the higher is the risk for health problems. Liu said the results, which are published in the research journal Social Science & Medic

Detaching From a Malignant Man

Excerpted from Don't Text That Man! A Guide To Self Protective Dating in the Age of Technology 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 instinct to attach. Getting over a man can take several months to several years, dep

Dealing with the Truth about Your Relationship

Excerpted from Obsessive Love : When It Hurts Too Much to Let Go 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 deal squarely with what you find. I know how frightening this can be. I know how important it

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 when they began earlier cohabitation. The study took a closer look at couples who live together before getting married, taking into consideration factors such
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