When You Fight About Money

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Relationship problems run the gamut, but there are a few issues that are particularly ripe for conflict. One of the ripest is money. But why? No doubt part of it has to do with one’s background. A person raised in a wealthy household, whose parents paid for everything from their college tuition and designer clothes … Read more

“Why Can’t I Talk to My Spouse Without Arguing?”

couple on park bench arguing

Defensive husbands. Emotional wives. Marriages full of heated arguments, cold shoulders, adult temper tantrums, childish meltdowns, constant criticism and stupid misunderstandings that lead to even more problems. Threats of divorce. Bedrooms full of resentment and devoid of intimacy. What’s behind it all? As a marital mediator, I could give you all kinds of reasons – … Read more

Are You a Helicopter Spouse?

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I like to think I’m a fairly easy person to live with.  But like anybody, I can slip into bad habits.  It happened the other night.  I was trying to finish some client files and keeping an eye on the stove, while my husband was fielding last-minute work calls and trying to figure out why … Read more

8 Reasons Celebrity Marriages End in Divorce and Why You Should Care

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I recently read a study that claimed celebrity marriages fail at twice the rate of other marriages.  As a marital mediator who has worked with higher profile couples, I wasn’t surprised. Here, I’ve listed eight common reasons why celebrity marriages flounder.  Yet before you take comfort in your anonymity, know this: they’re the same reasons … Read more

What is Gray Divorce and How Do You Avoid It?

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With the recent news that certain high-profile mature couples are divorcing, the term “gray divorce” is in the headlines, almost as if the trend is something new. It isn’t. In fact, as someone who began her career as a divorce mediator, I distinctly remember seeing waves of couples in their fifties and sixties filing for … Read more