Relationship Strategies

Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

September 29, 2014 0 Comments
Newest Pew Report on American Marriage

A new report on marriage from Pew Social Trends indicates a continuing decline in marriage rates. In 1960, the statistical “high point” of American marriage, just 10% of men and 8% of women had never been married by age 25. Those numbers began to grow in the 70s and today they’re considerably higher. The gap […]

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How to Make a Bad Marriage

September 25, 2014 0 Comments
How to Make a Bad Marriage

Though I don’t have any personal experience to rely on for this post, there is a wealth of new research that isolates specific risk factors in a mate. This list is by no means comprehensive! To ensure a bad marriage, though, try the following: Marry someone with low conscientiousness. The guy who loves spontaneity, has […]

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How to Make a Happy Marriage

September 23, 2014 1 Comment
How to Make a Happy Marriage

Yesterday Mr. HUS and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. We got married on a day much like today – sunny, warm and breezy, with just a hint of fall in the air. It was a lovely and memorable wedding. This weekend our kids surprised us by preparing a fantastic celebration dinner. Because the traditional […]

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What Does a Person’s Sexual Number Really Tell Us?

September 16, 2014 1 Comment
What Does a Person’s Sexual Number Really Tell Us?

One thing that’s changed dramatically during the last generation is the fixation of young people on their sexual “number.” That is, the number of people they’ve had sex with. (Note: We’re talking P in V here.) I have never been asked the question, nor have I ever asked a man to share his number. Well, that’s […]

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Escaping The Narcissist Monster

September 8, 2014 1 Comment
Escaping The Narcissist Monster

The Narcissist monster belongs under your bed, not in it. Tomorrow marks the publication of a new book by Jeffrey Kluger, senior editor and science writer at Time magazine: The Narcissist Next Door: Understanding the Monster in Your Family, in Your Office, in Your Bed-in Your World.  Kluger points out that we’re all sociopaths in the beginning: […]

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