Love and Marriage

Commonly Asked Questions About Marital Therapy

This article is designed to help you better understand the methods and goals of mental health professionals trained in marital therapy, and the ways in which marital therapy can help couples and individuals to relieve stresses, resolve conflicts and achieve a more rewarding marriage life. 

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Questions Couples Should Ask (Or Wish They Had) Before Marrying

Relationship experts report that too many couples fail to ask each other critical questions as the relationship becomes serious.  Here are a few key questions that couples should consider asking before marrying. 
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A Marriage Quiz

Marriage isn’t what it used to be.  Everyone agrees to that and everyone is right.  But most of what “everyone knows” about what matrimony use to be and just how it has changed over the years is not always correct.  Here is a quiz to test your knowledge of marriage.
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Simple Truths About Keeping Your Marriage or Love Relationship Healthy

Don‘t Assume the Worse in Your Partner.  Most fights and conflicts, even the very hostile ones, are usually not started out to purposely hurt the other.  People usually have good intentions when contradicting their partner or attempting to correct any misunderstandings. 
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What Shamu Taught Me About a Happy Marriage 

I often refer to the following article in marriage therapy sessions.  The author provides a witty and novel account of her efforts to “shape” her spouse’s behavior.  Keep in mind that the same focus on” progress not perfection” approach applies just as well, if not more so, in parenting situations.
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Marriage vs. Divorce

In general, married people live longer and lead mentally and physically healthier lives. This is commonly called the “marriage benefit”. Happily married couples have less risk of heart disease, diabetes, immune-system disorders, stress-related emotional problems, etc.
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