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Use subjects in this section for works written to help people deal with issues involving child rearing or relationships. For scholarly works, serious lay studies, or works aimed at psychology professionals, use subjects in the PSYCHOLOGY section.

For works written from a sociological viewpoint, use subjects in the SOCIAL SCIENCE section. The Top 10 Traits That Attract A Man To A Woman. Is it her body?

The Top 10 Traits That Attract A Man To A Woman

Hair? The Top 10 Traits That Attract A Man To A Woman. What Are the Benefits of Couples Counseling Before Marriage? Counseling during your engagement can decrease the chances of divorce and set a precedent for how you cope with future problems, according to psychologist Seth Myers in his article, "Benefits of Pre-Marital Counseling: Successful Marriage," in "Psychology Today.

What Are the Benefits of Couples Counseling Before Marriage?

" Receiving premarital counseling can help reinforce healthy communication techniques and prevent destructive relationship patterns from developing. Gottman's Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse - Couples Therapy Inc ~ Worldwide. The Effects of Criticism on Relationships. Again and again in my work with couples I see the destructive effect criticism can have on a relationship.

The Effects of Criticism on Relationships

In this article I would like to explore what my three favorite relationship experts have to say about criticism and its effects on relationships. Drs. John & Julie Gottman The therapists who have done the most research on the effects of criticism on relationships were undoubtedly Drs. How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship. Conflict gets a bad rap.

How Conflict Can Improve Your Relationship

We automatically assume that conflict will collapse a relationship. Some of us avoid conflict like the plague, thinking that if we close our eyes to a potential clash, it doesn’t exist. 11 Hints for Resolving Relationship Irritations. Dirty socks left on the floor — the fifth time this week — texting during your dinner date, forgetting to take the trash out — again — and what seems like endless interruptions when you talk.

11 Hints for Resolving Relationship Irritations

These are just some of the irritations couples deal with on a day-to-day basis. But while we’re taught not to sweat the small stuff and to pick our battles, it’s these tiny transgressions that can build and become big stumbling blocks in a relationship. (For instance, a longitudinal study of 373 married couples found that happy couples do sweat the small stuff and work to resolve these issues right away.) So how do you resolve relationship annoyances without nitpicking, nagging or tiptoeing around your partner (and fuming on the inside)? Three couples specialists offer their tips for finding a happy medium and fostering a fulfilling relationship. 1. 8 Surprising Myths About Relationships. There are hundreds of myths about relationships, according to Terri Orbuch, Ph.D, a Michigan clinical psychologist and author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great.

8 Surprising Myths About Relationships

The problem with persistent myths is that they can erode a relationship’s happiness, she said. When you think a relationship should be a certain way, and yours isn’t, frustration sets in. And “frustration is the number one thing that eats away at a relationship,” Orbuch said, and “it’s directly tied to these myths.”

That’s why it’s so critical to bust the below misconceptions. So without further ado, here are eight myths about relationships that might surprise you. 1. Fact: “The strongest most enduring relationships take lots of hard work,” said Lisa Blum, Psy.D, a clinical psychologist in Pasadena and Los Angeles, who specializes in emotionally-focused therapy with couples. 5 Steps to a Successful Marriage. “It doesn’t take hard work to keep a relationship happy or stable over time,” says Terri Orbuch, Ph.D, psychologist and author of 5 Simple Steps to Take Your Marriage from Good to Great.

5 Steps to a Successful Marriage

According to her research, consistent, small and simple changes create a successful marriage. Below, she outlines the five steps from her book for a happy and healthy marriage, and gives practical suggestions that couples can try right now. These tips are valuable for anyone in a relationship, whether you’ve walked down the aisle or not. Science-Based Steps Orbuch’s steps are based on an ongoing long-term study funded by the National Institutes of Health. 7 Simple Steps to Improve Your Relationship. There are so many books and articles written about how to communicate effectively that it often can be overwhelming knowing what to believe.

7 Simple Steps to Improve Your Relationship

Below are some of the most important factors couples need to focus on to improve their relationship. My ideas are based on my observations of working with hundreds of couples over the last 10 years. 1. Seek to understand before trying to be understood. Attention Couples: Becoming a Skilled Listener and Effective Speaker. It’s likely that just about every person would say they’re a good listener.

Attention Couples: Becoming a Skilled Listener and Effective Speaker

But listening isn’t an innate ability all people possess; it’s a skill we need to cultivate. And it’s a critical one for couples, because the foundation of successful communication is being able to truly listen to each other, without “constructing a counter argument in your head,” according to Michael Batshaw, LCSW, a relationship expert and author of a blog about getting engaged.

Even if you agree on a topic, “if listening is ineffective, there will be sparks,” said Susan Heitler, Ph.D, a Denver clinical psychologist and author of the book The Power of Two: Secrets of a Strong & Loving Marriage. In fact, if you and your partner are getting into frequent spats, your listening skills may be to blame, not that you chose the wrong partner or the problem is too difficult, Heitler said. (Interestingly, people tend to pay the least amount of attention to building their listening skills, she added.) Body language counts. Happy Marriage Depends on the Husband’s Attitude. A team of researchers from the University of Chicago has discovered that in longer marriages, the health and personality of the husband may be crucial to avoiding conflict and maintaining happiness.

Happy Marriage Depends on the Husband’s Attitude

The study, published in the Journal of Marriage and Family surveyed older adults who were participating in the National Social Life Health and Aging Project and compared the characteristics of husbands and wives between the ages of 63 and 90 years old whose marriages had lasted an average of 39 years. The study discovered that when the husband showed a higher level of positivity, the wife in a couple reported less marital conflict. Interestingly, positivity levels had no effect on their husbands’ reports of conflict. According to Professor of Urban Sociology and director of the Center on Aging at NORC Linda J.

Attention Couples: Becoming a Skilled Listener and Effective Speaker. Communication Pitfalls & Pointers for Couples; Psych Central. Communication is the bedrock of relationships. But when two people with different backgrounds, perspectives and concerns get together, there are many things that can go wrong along the way. BISAC Subject Headings List, Family and Relationships. Note: If you need to download and incorporate this list into your databases and systems, click here to obtain an End Users' License Agreement. If you can't find the code you're looking for please go back and review other Major Subjects to find an alternate code or use our Contact Form to suggest revisions to the next version of the list. Step 2: Determine the specific term which describes your book.

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