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On the blog, “Storied Mind,” one of my favorite posts is “The Longing to Leave.” It’s one of the most insightful pieces I’ve ever read about how depression can really mess up a marriage. Because when a person plummets into […]

Kate Stinchfield wrote a fascinating article in “Time” about all the chemicals that go into risk-taking. Why do men such at Spitzer with so much at stake risk it in an act of sheer stupidity? Maybe something in his noggin […]

Consider for a moment these statistics: According to the Americans for Divorce Reform, the divorce rate in this country will stay at somewhere between 40 to 50 percent of marriages if current trends continue. And Jennifer Baker of the Forest […]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, about 40 percent of adults were single in 2009. Researchers have found that the “single stigma” is worst for women in their mid-20’s through mid-30’s. Women 35 and older are more content with their […]

I usually stay away from these kinds of lists–at least ones compiled by other people, because I know my own advice is so right (kidding)–but my therapist friend, Elvira Aletta has a way of crafting advice pieces in a way […]

I’m the skeptical, jaded type who believes the passionate kiss former Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper exchanged in front of the Democratic National Convention in July of 2004 was most likely staged. But I am truly puzzled, […]

A dozen tips for battling depression after divorce.

Today I have the honor of interviewing a woman who is a survivor in all meanings of that word. Kathy Lockhart is a professional Registered Nurse with a Master’s Degree in Psychiatric Nursing from the University of Virginia and a […]

I thought the following chart I found on might be helpful for those of you wondering if your relationship is abusive.

Awhile back my friend Michelle said to the congregation at her husband’s funeral service: “He never spoke an unkind word to me.”   Another girlfriend and I looked at each other, jaws dropped. And then she whispered, “They didn’t have […]