Relationships, Parenting, Happiness
As holidays approach, new parents may feel excess stress
Written by Barbara Meltz, The Boston Globe   
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Lying in bed with their infant, Raphael, between them, the noise of her husband’s snoring a galling soundtrack for her own insomnia, Beth Soltzberg of Arlington had a fantasy, but it wasn’t about a long, luxurious night’s sleep. “I would imagine how satisfying it would be to push my husband out of bed and hear the thud he would make as he hit the floor still asleep,” she says.

Uh-oh.

A whopping 67 percent of new parents find themselves unhappy with their relationship after the birth of a first child, according to a new study. They are fighting more or for the first time. The emotional closeness between them diminishes, and so does their sex life. The holiday season can make matters even worse. Read the story

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2009 18:57 )
 
Should you sacrifice love for work?
Written by Rachel Zupek, CareerBuilder.com   
Thursday, 22 October 2009 00:00
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Story Highlights

  • Too many people get stuck trying to choose between love and career.
  •  Relationships can last a lifetime and a career does not.
  • Communicate with partner about extra work, don't take them for granted.
  • Create a work-free zone and time at home.

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Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 November 2009 16:36 )
 
Learning Forgiveness
Written by Frederic Luskin, Ken Silvestri, Jed Rosen in Psychotherapy Networker   
Tuesday, 01 September 2009 00:00
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John Gottman, in his often-cited marital research, found that 70 percent of the problems that couples complain about are present from the beginning of their relationship. Too often, these problems devolve into years of criticism and contempt—which, Gottman found, destroy marriages in the long run. Fortunately, Gottman and other researchers have discovered that, even when partners can't change each other, they can forgive each other. In fact, forgiveness, even in the absence of behavioral change, is a key to sustaining a successful long-term relationship. Since apparently unchangeable characteristics and behaviors are found in most relationships, why not help couples learn mutual forgiveness as an indispensable skill for creating and maintaining goodwill, even if they can't realize their most utopian vision of blissful partnership? Read the article
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 06 October 2009 08:30 )
 
Preparing pets for a new baby can be an exercise in patience
Written by Corry Anderson-Fennel, The Province   
Sunday, 19 July 2009 00:00
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New mom Marcie Moriarty used to get a kick out of the strange looks she got from passersby whenever she took her two dogs for a walk with an empty baby stroller."I'm not sure what they thought, but their expressions were priceless." Read the story

Last Updated ( Friday, 20 November 2009 19:00 )
 
How to divorce & not wreck the kids
Written by Bountiful Films Inc in association with CBC   
Thursday, 09 July 2009 00:00
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How to Divorce & Not Wreck the Kids takes viewers inside one of life’s most devastating transitions as three Canadian couples, determined to keep the needs of their children first, work through their separation on camera. Read the story and watch video  
Last Updated ( Monday, 26 October 2009 16:28 )
 
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