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Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat & What To Do About it

Top 4 Reasons Spouses Cheat One person in the relationship has an unhealthy addiction to sex Some make bad choices while they are under the influence of drugs or alcohol and they do something they normally wouldn’t have One spouse is seeking revenge because their spouse had an affair in the past One spouse is yearning for attention so they seek fulfillment with someone outside of the marital relationship No one can ever be prepared...

What Does Your Gut Say?

The saying has been thrown around many times when faced with a tough decision, “trust your gut.” This couldn’t be more true when it comes to the BIG question, “should we get married?” It’s interesting to note that a study was done on this so called “gut feeling.” A researcher, James K. McNulty, a professor of psychology conducted a study with newlyweds and their feelings about their relationship. McNulty found that the subconscious gut feeling...

Top 10 Cities for Divorce in America

The Huffington Post & the Daily Beast did a survey to find out divorce rates across American cities. You’ll be surprised to find out 2 out of the 10 cities are in Colorado. However, it was more shocking to me to see that 4 out of the 10 cities were all in Florida. Panama City, FL Sierra Vista, AZ Charleston, WV Medford, OR Reno, NV Daytona, FL Pueblo, CO Palm Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL Grand Junction,...

The Marriage Hack

I recently watched a Ted talk by Eli Finkel entitled “The Marriage Hack”. I wanted to share my summary and hope that it will spark interest for you to watch the video. I must note upfront that this is NOT just for marriages. This is a “life hack” that can be applied to any type of conflict in your life. Who are your confidants? The study shows that the number of close people you once...

How Long Does it Take to Fall in Love?

How Long Does it Take to Fall in Love? A recent study using the measurement of our modern day i.e. (twitter, Facebook, texting etc) brought surprising results. “Back in the day” things didn’t happen so quickly and certainly weren’t as easy. If a man wanted to take a woman out that he was interested in, he would court her. This is a word seldom used in today’s fast paced texting, tweeting, snapchatting world. Today if...

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce

Don’t Let Your Wedding Cause Your Divorce Don’t spend a fortune on a fairytale wedding if you want your marriage to have a fairytale ending. Couples that overspend on their wedding day are headed for a divorce, according to a leading family lawyer. The head of family law at Slater and Gordon, Amanda McAlister, says eighty percent of couples who divorce within five years say spending too much on the wedding was one of the...

Divorces Increase After Children Leave the Home

The Institute of Family Studies in Australia has discovered the risk of divorcing after the children leave the home has doubled in a generation. That’s usually after 20 years of marriage. The first 10 years of marriage continue to be the delicate period for most Australian couples, but the latest information points to the new “20-year itch.” The institute’s director Alan Hayes says couples are staying together until the kids leave home. The number of...

Traditional Gender Roles vs. Unconventional Marriage

Traditional gender roles are not the standard they once were. Just watch an episode of AMC’s hit show MAD MEN or any show on the classic TV networks. You’ll see a vast difference between the homes and workplaces of today and yesterday. But for all that has changed, some views on gender roles have remained the same. While going through divorce settlements, women who were the higher wage-earners have been more hesitant to pay spousal...

Are A Few Extra Pounds Enough To Divorce?

There are countless reasons why couples choose to divorce. From lack of communication to lack of money, infidelity isn’t alone. But what about weight gain? Are a few extra pounds a big enough reason to call it quits? New York Magazine interviewed eleven couples in long-term relationships to see how much a thicker waistline truly mattered. The opinions ran the gamut, but they all had one thing in common: staying healthy requires a team effort. For couples...

Men Don’t Always Leave After Their Wives’ Affairs

“If my wife ever cheated, I’d leave.” If you were to ask the hypothetical question to men, this may very well be their response. But what if you asked guys that had actually been in that position? Would it surprise you to know that most men didn’t run to their nearest divorce attorney? Well they didn’t. In fact in a poll of 1,500 men who had been cheated on, more than 71 percent of them...

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