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Three Tips for Choosing a Happy Marriage

We’ve all had those friends who are stuck in miserable marriages. Maybe we’re even stuck in one ourselves! But are we really stuck? Except for cases of tremendous trauma (such as abuse, infidelity, and neglect), the way out is not as hard as it may seem. We actually...

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Is Your 5-year-old Teaching Others About Sex?

Did you know that the strongest and most consistent predictor of children’s mental health, adjustment, happiness, and well-being is the level of involvement of their parents in their life? Children with involved parents are also more likely to share if they have been exposed to pornography or if someone has touched them inappropriately.

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A Compliment a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

You women are fantastic at giving each other compliments. I hear it all the time at the office and in my classrooms. It is not uncommon at all to hear remarks such as: “Cute shoes!” “I love your new haircut!” “You’ve lost weight haven’t you? You look great!” There...

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Don’t Be THAT Parent: Why Criticism is So Dangerous

We’ve all seen that parent at our child’s games: “DON’T DROP THE BALL!” “CONCENTRATE!” “QUIT MAKING MISTAKES!”

Look, I’m no rocket scientist, but I’m going to guess that this child wasn’t trying to perform poorly in front of his family and peers. Is it possible that we too may be guilty of over-criticizing our children?

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How the Soulmate Myth Can Harm Your Marriage

The “soul mate myth” is a well beloved myth indeed. Those that hold this expectation generally believe that there is one, and only one, right person to marry – their soul mate.

The idea of a soul mate is quite a romantic notion and has been the plot of countless cherished books and movies. But, please pay attention to me – this myth is incredibly dangerous. Let me explain!

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