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Complexity of Marriage Therapy, Part Two: Dr. John Gottman and What Predicts Divorce?

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Today we’ll examine one aspect of Dr. John Gottman’s work. He provides clear, evidence-based information distilled from his many years of research about what predicts divorce.

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Part One: The Complexity of Marriage and Marriage Counseling

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Examining inner and outer patterns of feelings and behaviors is part of couples therapy (Istock/.deva)

Do you sometimes wonder why there’s a general feeling of negativity in your relationship?

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Five Sweet Ideas for Remembering Someone You Love

You hopefully have plenty of lovely people in your life. Friends and family can be an amazing support network when it comes to dealing with tough times and sharing the joy of the good times.

Valentine's Day Assortment

It is important that you occasionally remember your loved ones and let them know how much they mean for you.

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Valentines Post – And Baby Makes A Family

 You remember the intensity at the beginning of your relationship: you were enveloped in an intense, highly sexual relationship; finishing sentences for each other, craving his body against yours. You ate out when you felt like it, had fun cooking together, and spontaneously escaped to romantic getaways. A life of freedom and fun!

Then, you and your partner planned to start a family together! Baby sex was heavenly. No need for birth control. The primal feeling of making love to have offspring was intoxicating. And when you found you were pregnant! The excitement!

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Perinatal Mood Disorders on Dori’s Word of Mom BlogTalk Radio

Join me today, Thursday, October 6th, 2011 at 2 pm – 3 pm on Dori’s Word of Mom BlogTalk radio discussing pregnancy, birth and postpartum mood disorders!

Did you know that women are twice as likely to suffer a mood disorder than men, and this risk of depression begins at puberty? Women’s moods are influenced by biological, psychological and social factors. Are you at risk?

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Women’s Mental Health: We are Not Androgynous

Postpartum Support International’s 2011 Conference

Great to see Dr. Jeanne Driscoll !

 

There were so many great speakers talking about the complexities of caring for women in the perinatal period. Dr. Jeanne Driscoll, a practicing psychologist and nurse-practitioner, is co-author with Deborah Sichel, MD of Women’s Moods: What every woman must know about hormones, the brain, and emotional health was one of the keynote speakers. Dr. Driscoll presented her own qualitative study about women living with bipolar II disorder. She said she conducted the study because of the paucity of research specifically about women with bipolar II disorder.

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Remembering September 11, 2001

It was a beautiful September day, blue sky, white clouds. Got in my car, went to the bank, then headed to the doctor’s office for an appointment.

I didn’t have the radio on in the car.

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Greetings and welcome to being a mom?

Welcome to my blog, Musings about Moms,Marriage, and Mental Health! As a result of my own life experiences,I hope to reach out to people transitioning to parenthood feel that there are many safe and valid ways to parent. Becoming a mother was at ime of great maturation for me; a time of extreme emotionality,postpartum depression, loneliness and joy mixed together. With great pain came fertile ground for long-term personal growth, and this can be the case for others as well.

It is the best kept secret ever, and it is right in front of my nose! I was thirty-six years old when Will was born, and I had never even changed a diaper! I did not know that having a baby would cause a seismic shift in my core self-identity and feelings of self-worth.I did not truly understand what type of pressure it would put on my husband as he turned into the sole breadwinner. I didn’t fully grasphow vulnerable a woman becomes after having a baby. From personal experience, I finally understood the true personal price (and joys)of motherhood, how small the safety net is in America, and how devalued are both mothering and parenting.

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