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Seven ways to stay married

Five years ago, I went on a search to answer the question: What can people do to have a happy, fulfilling, lifelong marriage? I sought out an unusual source of information, however. I didn’t ask psychologists or consult self-help gurus. Instead, I decided to go to the people with the most experience: older Americans who […]

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Does Your Relationship Have IDD?

The 10 Early Warning Signals No, it’s not a typo. We really did mean to write IDD rather than ADD. While IDD is a serious and potentially relationship-threatening condition, you won’t find it listed in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual). IDD or Intimacy Deficiency Disorder is a widespread phenomenon that affects vast numbers of […]

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Marriage: Realistic Expectations?

A conversation with the author of What Did You Expect? Redeeming the Realities of Marriage: Q: You write that all couples enter marriage with some unrealistic expectations. Isn’t this something you resolve in premarital counseling? Paul David Tripp: I wish it were that easy! But it’s almost as though each potential husband and wife is […]

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