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The Importance of Rituals

We mark life’s important milestones with rituals – words and actions, often shared with others, that become a signpost that one stage has ended and another has begun. After death, […]

Marital Climate vs. Marital Weather

It’s been an odd winter in the Southeast this year. We’ve had record rainfall and relatively moderate temperatures. The near-constant flooding has meant that most of the trails (many of […]

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Don’t Believe in Divorce? It Doesn’t Matter

Search for “divorce” on Twitter, and you find countless posts like the following: I don’t believe in divorce….when me and my partner have problems we will sit down, talk and work it out! Commitment […]

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The Value of Therapy

“What is the value of therapy?” the email continues, after the writer has detailed her struggles moving through divorce. Another message contains the statement, “I’ve been in therapy for years […]

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Ten Metaphors for Divorce

Which metaphor best describes your divorce?   1 – The Too-Small House It seems perfect. The spaces seem custom-built to accommodate your needs and it immediately feels like a home. […]

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Common Challenges in Post-Divorce Relationships

Post-divorce relationships are often where the fears of experiencing heartbreak again collide with the hope and heady infatuation of early attachment. These opposing emotional forces, along with any lingering unresolved […]

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Growing Apart in Marriage

We were inseparable for the better part of ten years. We met at the age of four at a Mother’s Day Out group at our church. I remember being drawn […]

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Taking the Long View

Yesterday was a big day for me. After two decades of carrying the burden, I finally paid off the last of my student loans. I have to say, I was […]

The (Unspoken) Truth About Marriage

When asked about the state of their union, people often feel like they have to defer to one of two responses: “It’s all good,” or, “It’s over.” Yet the reality […]

Love Testing

Love testing. It’s one of the reasons that teenagers are difficult to deal with. Before they take the leap out into the adult world, they want the security that comes […]

Diving for Pearls

There are times when Truth is important – When my students use verified geometric theorems to prove triangles congruent. When my husband tells me where he’s going on a Tuesday […]

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