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Nomalanga: Porsha & Kordell's Divorce Shows Ultimatums Have No Place In Healthy Relationships

Nomalanga: Porsha & Kordell's Divorce Shows Ultimatums Have No Place In Healthy Relationships | marriage | Scoop.it
By Nomalanga Mhlauli-Moses So the latest news from the Desperate Housewives circuit (yes, I know they call themselves "real"; not "desperate") is that former Steeler, Kordell Stewart, is divorcing  Real Housewives star, Porsha Williams-Stewart.
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Defining The Relationship DISC 1 Part 1 Series Introductions - YouTube

A relationship course, by Danny Silk, for those considering marriage, wanting to improve their marriage or to learn how to have healthy relationships. Highly...
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Video or book - both excellent.

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Sliding vs Deciding: The Blog of Scott Stanley

Sliding vs Deciding: The Blog of Scott Stanley | marriage | Scoop.it
A blog about research on romantic relationships and marriage.
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How and why to ban the silent treatment from your relationship

How and why to ban the silent treatment from your relationship | marriage | Scoop.it
It's part of the demand-withdraw pattern, and both partners have to take responsibility to change it
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The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy - Huffington Post

The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
The Surprising Truth About What Makes Happy Couples Happy Huffington Post You know, those cheerful couples you see chatting away in the grocery line, holding hands in the movie theater; the ones who've been married forever and they've still got...
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Take conflicts in stride, among other things!

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Blended family, bending finances - Winnipeg Free Press

Blended family, bending finances - Winnipeg Free Press | marriage | Scoop.it
Blended family, bending finances
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TIPS for merging finances for blended families: Psychologist Dr. Moira Somers offers some steps to melding the money successfully for a more harmonious union of two family units.
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Consider marrying young, watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray's tips for a happy life

Consider marrying young, watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray's tips for a happy life | marriage | Scoop.it
Consider marrying young. Be wary of grand passions. Watch 'Groundhog Day' (again). Charles Murray offers some tips on how to live to the fullest, adapted from his new book, 'The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead.'

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Thought provoking tips on how to have a happy and full life... and also find your soul mate. 

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Marriage column: Sex before marriage can hurt relationship - News Sentinel

Marriage column: Sex before marriage can hurt relationship - News Sentinel | marriage | Scoop.it
Marriage column: Sex before marriage can hurt relationship
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This is significant, since roughly the same percentage of men and women list a healthy marriage as a life goal.
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Though this thought is in the minority- a  evidence based study - premartial sex does impact the growth of your  marriage relationship

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7 romantic films men love

7 romantic films men love | marriage | Scoop.it
Want to watch a movie with your man on Valentine’s Day?
“But men don’t like romance movies,” say many women. Think again.
They just have to be the right kind.
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There is a 'right kind" of romance movie...

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Love, Actually - New York Times

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Love, Actually
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College-educated millennials in particular view it as a “capstone” to their lives rather than as a “cornerstone,” according to a report whose sponsors include the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
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Could Watching a Movie Save Your Marriage? | Psych Central News

Could Watching a Movie Save Your Marriage? | Psych Central News | marriage | Scoop.it
“Many programs have been launched to help newlyweds survive the transition to marriage, with most designed to help the young couples master certain relationship skills,” the researcher reported. “When we started this study, ...
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When You & Your Partner Start Growing Apart

When You & Your Partner Start Growing Apart | marriage | Scoop.it
“It’s incredibly easy for couples to grow apart because we have such busy lives,” according to Ashley Davis Bush, LCSW, a psychotherapist who specializes in couples therapy.
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Marriage Counseling: Does It Help Or Not? - Huffington Post

Marriage Counseling: Does It Help Or Not? - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
Marriage Counseling: Does It Help Or Not?
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For instance, in an article entitled "Marriage Counseling Made My Relationship Worse," the author leads with: "Does anyone have a good experience with marriage counseling?
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Couple needs to do the work-  takes effort & willingness to hear/ and change the way you interact

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How Your Friends' Divorce Can Save Your Marriage - Huffington Post

How Your Friends' Divorce Can Save Your Marriage - Huffington Post | marriage | Scoop.it
How Your Friends' Divorce Can Save Your Marriage
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"Don't add that Z!
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A Healthy Relationship is about Building and Protecting Connection — A Quote by Danny Silk in "Keep Your Love On"

A Healthy Relationship is about Building and Protecting Connection — A Quote by Danny Silk in "Keep Your Love On" | marriage | Scoop.it
"Do you want to win the battle between fear and love in your relationships? You can start by making these two fundamental commitments: It’s my job to control myself. I do not get to control other p...
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Reading the book, "Keep Your Love on" by Danny Silk- great insights

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How Many American Women Are Married Before 30?

How Many American Women Are Married Before 30? | marriage | Scoop.it
Learn how common (or not) your current matrimonial status is.
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Not sure why this matters -- you'll know when you're ready!

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I Do, Still. STILL. | Velvet Ashes

I Do, Still. STILL. | Velvet Ashes | marriage | Scoop.it
Will you say I do again? To real life in its grittiness....
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The poverty issue is about marriage - Washington Post (blog)

The poverty issue is about marriage - Washington Post (blog) | marriage | Scoop.it
The poverty issue is about marriage
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The collapse of marriage among the uneducated and partially educated has unquestionably been a social and economic disaster.
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Firefly - Posturally supportive and clinically focused products | Firefly

Firefly - Posturally supportive and clinically focused products | Firefly | marriage | Scoop.it
Firefly products celebrate the versatillity of life by opening up opportunites for children and families to learn and grow together
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Great product to help a little one walk...

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FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: Why should we get married? - Aiken Standard

FAMILY AND MARRIAGE: Why should we get married?
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Celebrating the Spiritual Side Of Sex

Celebrating the Spiritual Side Of Sex | marriage | Scoop.it
There are so many marriage and intimacy books out there. Many are great, but every so often one comes out that really hits the mark!
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7 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Partner

7 Simple Ways to Connect to Your Partner | marriage | Scoop.it
“When we enter a relationship we often expect how we connected to remain the same. But the things that connect us can change over time,” according to Erik R. Benson, MSW, LCSW, a private therapist in the Chicago and North Suburbs area.
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30 Cheap and Awesome Date Ideas Under $30

30 Cheap and Awesome Date Ideas Under $30 | marriage | Scoop.it
In order to keep any relationship healthy, it's important to try new activities together to keep from falling into a rut. But that can be hard to do if your middle name isn't Moneybags. Luckily we've rounded up 30 dates under $30 that'll put the spice back into a relationship without making wallets cry.
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Little creativity- its a good thing!

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5 Biggest Myths About Boundaries

5 Biggest Myths About Boundaries | marriage | Scoop.it
“Boundaries are everywhere,” according to Jan Black, author of Better Boundaries: Owning and Treasuring Your Life. Think crosswalks, office hours, traffic zones and shoplifting policies, she said.
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VIDEO: Swiffer couple Lee and Morty a delightful picture of marriage and old age - Hamilton Spectator

VIDEO: Swiffer couple Lee and Morty a delightful picture of marriage and old age - Hamilton Spectator | marriage | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Swiffer couple Lee and Morty a delightful picture of marriage and old age
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When the two married, she moved into his ranch house and set about sprucing up the place and making room for their blended family.
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How Not to Talk to (or Argue with) Your Spouse

How Not to Talk to (or Argue with) Your Spouse | marriage | Scoop.it
Remember the saying “Don’t go to bed angry”? Well, yesterday I did just that, while he did not come to bed at all.
Falling asleep was an effort.
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emotions drive an argument .... communicating feelings, forgiving  THEN look at the debate with  fresh perspective- what you can concede because it wasn't really that important...

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