Why Do Couples Divorce?

Over the years, extensive research has been conducted to explore the fluctuation in divorce rates. It’s a complicated topic, with most couples citing more than one factor driving their decision to end a marriage. Several questionnaires and studies have been implemented as a way to uncover the reasons behind the high rate of divorce. And […]

How a Gratitude Journal Might Improve Your Mental Health

It’s not uncommon for people to take stock of their physical health and then take steps to improve it, whether setting a daily goal of 10,000 steps or cutting back on sugary treats. Although mental health tends to get less attention, goals to improve your emotional well-being are equally important and attainable. One realistic goal […]

The Benefits of Separation Before Divorce

When marital problems feel insurmountable, divorce may be the first thought that comes to mind. But you can take other steps before making the very serious decision to end a marriage. A trial separation is one option. This informal agreement between spouses is an opportunity to take a break from the relationship and live apart […]

The Link Between Remote Work and Loneliness

When the pandemic hit and many people started working from home, no one lamented the loss of daily commutes and dimly lit cubicles. Almost overnight, workers could enjoy more time with their families, less stress commonly associated with getting to and from work, and greater flexibility throughout the day. It didn’t take people long to […]

How Can Older Couples Avoid Gray Divorce?

Last month on the blog I talked about the rising rate of divorce in older couples, many of whom are calling it quits after decades together. In fact, more than 40 percent of adults 50 to 74 years old have been divorced, according to the United States Census Bureau. Longer life expectancies, retirement, and economic […]

How to Talk to Your Child About Active Shooter Drills

Mass shootings are a terrible reality. Whiles it’s painful to imagine your child being exposed to that kind of threat, parents, teachers and school administrators can and should work together to help prepare students for a potential active shooter situation. In most schools, this includes lockdown procedures, which can be scary for kids even when […]

What’s Behind the Rise in Gray Divorce?

“Gray divorce” hasn’t made it into the Merriam-Webster Dictionary yet, but the term is likely to be eligible soon. It’s been widely used for years now to describe divorce among older adults, particularly those who have been married for decades. High profile splits are bringing gray divorce into the spotlight, along with a growing prevalence […]

Being More Social Could Improve Your Mental Health

Winter is here, and that means you’re probably spending more time indoors. Although you may not feel as confined as you did during the early part of the COVID pandemic, you may not be leaving the house as much because you’ve discovered the benefits of working, learning, and shopping from home.  Unfortunately, this type of […]

Conflicted About Where to Spend the Holidays?

Spending time with family is a central theme of the holiday season. Movies and songs alike highlight the joy of celebrating with loved ones, while also poking fun at the drama that often comes with it.  But for many couples—especially newlyweds—conflicts often arise about where to spend the holidays. If this sounds like you, here […]

Shopping Addiction: A Heightened Risk during the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, and with them come plenty of advertisements encouraging you to shop and spend. If you’re like some people, you may be tempted to buy more than you need, and you may even treat yourself to an unnecessary purchase just to boost your mood. Although this kind of shopping is often […]