Attraction

Managing the Inner Cynic

Linda: We live in a time of growing and pervasive cynicism about marriage. The marriage rate in America has hit a record low and is expected to drop even further. The Pew Research Center recently found that about 40 percent of unmarried adults believe that marriage is becoming obsolete. Only about half of Americans are married now, down from 72 percent in 1960, according to census data. The age at which one first gets married has...

Children

Loving Kindness for Our Partner

Linda: Happy couples hold each other with what Carl Rogers calls “unconditional positive regard”. Successful couples know how to be fully present with each other with an open heart. Over time, they have been deliberately cultivating an appreciation of each other. To become accomplished...

Addiction

Beware of Corporate Marriage Syndrome

Linda: Corporate marriage syndrome occurs when the company requires allegiance to the corporation over and above the employee’s time and energy devoted to family. Lucia was in one of these marriages for five years, and although she did not know that that how she was living at that time had a name, she certainly knew the experience intimately. Corporate marriage syndrome eroded the well-being of her partnership with her husband, and fragmented their family. This couple...