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The Unassignables: What Really Gets Handed Down in a Family?

September/October 2016
A son’s decision to get married is a rite of passage for the entire family.

Case Study

The Remarriage Triangle: Working with Later-Life Recouplers and their Grown Children

January/February 2016
Therapists need to be prepared to go against the conventional clinical wisdom in helping later-life recouplers and stepfamilies handle the unique challenges they face.
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Rowing to Nowhere

When is Enough Enough?

July/August 2015
We spend countless hours focused on how best to keep couples together, but rarely pay much attention to how to best help them split up. And we spend even less time examining how our own emotional reactions can influence their decision about whether to divorce.

Family Matters

You've Got Mail!: A Cyber Relationship Sparks New Discovery

March/April 2011
A cyber relationship revives a marriage in the doldrums.

Case Study

Stop the Merry-Go-Round: Strategies for Angry Couples

November/December 2010
While partners caught in the anger merry-go-round invariably blame the other, both typically pass the anger back and forth like a shared virus.

The New Monogamy

How Far Should We Go?

July/August 2010
Whether we like it or not, today's couples feel far less encumbered by the legal, social, and moral strictures of traditional marriage and its obligations. Increasing numbers are negotiating what they mean by "fidelity" and how they wish to define monogamy in their relationship.

Foreign Affairs

Infidelity Has Different Meanings In Different Cultures

July/August 2010
My Parisian colleague was shocked to learn that American therapists typically encourage couples not only to confess their affairs, but also to share the details.

Clinician's Digest

May/June 2009
- Is there a vaccination-autism link? - Self-injuring teens - How good are therapists at spotting liars? - Testing what MFTs know about men, women, and marriage - A new look at logotherapy - Decoding a baby's cries

Fearless Foursome

The Women's Project Prepares to Pass the Torch: An Interview

November/December 1997
For two decades, the members of the Women’s Project in Family Therapy were the outspoken feminist conscience of psychotherapy and, with their humor and warm camaraderie, became beloved role models in a field that had long been dominated by male leaders.
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Inside the Sexual Crucible

The Thrill of Connection Opens Us to the Terror of Loss and Pain

March/April 1993
For most married people, the magnetic force that drew them together in the first place has so weakened that marriage has become almost synonymous with sexual ennui. Indeed, the withering away of eroticism in marriage, particularly as spouses age, is apparently so widespread in our society that it's commonly rationalized as normal, if not actually desirable. But whether defined by the sex therapy establishment as "functional" or "dysfunctional," people complaining of a loss of the vital sense of connection they once knew often are deathly afraid of the very intimacy and eroticism they're craving.
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