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Angry Couple

Should You Stay or Should You Go? Let’s Figure it Out

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD The most frequently asked question for me is “How do I know whether I should get divorced, or keep trying?” Sadly,...
Trust Concept

Three Building Blocks that Strengthen a Shaking Foundation of Trust

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD Like most actions in a close, intimate relationship, trust follows the “norm of reciprocity.” You will trust your partner, if...
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The Most Important F-Word in Marriage May Surprise You

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD The most commonly thought of F-word is not the one that most often causes marriages to decay. Despite what social...
Relationship Rough Road

Four Warning Signs on the Road to Divorce

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD There are four signs that signal a downward relationship spiral leading to divorce. But you can learn to recognize these...
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These 3 R’s Let Your Happy Relationship Bloom

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD Spring symbolizes rebirth and reminds us of the constant opportunity to refresh and renew our lives and improve our relationships. And,...
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Want a Future? Choose Forgiveness, Not Fighting

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD My friend Mike confided to me that he and his wife of over 20 years are getting a divorce. Although...
Sorry

Effective Apologies Turn Conflict into Healing

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD I’ve said it a thousand times, but people still don’t believe me. Conflict can actually be good for your relationship. Conflict can...
Ring

Resolving to Be Happy Might Require the Courage to Divorce

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD More than half the U.S. population makes New Year’s resolutions. But people rarely actually include “get a divorce” on their...
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Money Can’t Buy Love, But the Right Gift Can

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD Most gift givers assume that a more expensive present will be more appreciated, yet receivers don’t appreciate expensive gifts more...
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Four Steps to Coping with “Unsolvable” Marital Conflict

By Jamie C. Williamson, PhD Most marital conflicts are unsolvable. In fact, according to renowned relationship researcher John Gottman, 69% of marital conflicts are perpetual...