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“Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall? The Fascination of Odd Couples” – New York Times

But it’s slightly bizarre when your otherwise hip and socially liberal friends make the same kind of comments, particularly when the couples in question are not on the child-producing or child-rearing path. What’s going on here? How is this any different from racism or homophobia? “It’s absolutely not different in almost all ways but one: […]

"The 20 Best Things You Can Do For Your Relationship" – Redbook

Spend time each week, maybe it’s every Friday night, talking about your hopes and aspirations as a couple, and think about what will make you happiest going forward. You can say, ‘We’ll buy a house in our favorite neighborhood within five years.’ or, ‘We’ll hvae another kid by next summer,’ or even, ‘We’ll eventually visit […]

"Digital 'friends' No Replacement For The Personal Touch" – Chicago Tribune

Devoting tech-free time to the people you love is crucial, said Ben Michaelis, clinical psychologist and author of “Your Next Big Thing: Ten Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy” (Wolf Street Press). That means spending time with the people who matter most without using your phone for distraction. “The deepest forms of connection […]

Are Phones Ruining Your Relationship? 'The Addiction Is Real!' – TODAY Show

Clinical Psychologist Ben Michaelis talks to Kathie Lee and guest co-host Jenna Bush Hager about a trend that you’ve probably noticed, or not: Couples looking down at their phones instead of talking to each other. Michaelis shares tips to help you focus on being present, rather than just being in someone’s presence. Originally aired on […]

"6 Co-Parenting Tips That Really Work" – Healthline

Divorce can be hard on all of the parties involved, especially children. Separated and divorced parents will still need to communicate in order to make decisions about their kids. While it can be challenging to have a neutral relationship with an ex, it’s important to try and separate those feelings from your parenting duties. We […]

"Dating Lessons From Teenagers" – AskMen

We look back on our teen dating days with large amounts of chagrin. We were awkward and clumsy, we had no idea what we were doing, and often, things blew up in our face. Truth is though, in a lot of ways we’re not doing all that much better in adulthood — and there’s a […]

"6 Signs You Shouldn't Pack Up and Move to Be with a Guy" – Women's Health

When it’s smart to stay put PUBLISHED: JUNE 26, 2015  |  BY WHITNEY C. HARRIS SHUTTERSTOCK Relocating is something either you or your partner has to do at some point if you want to take a long-distance relationship to the next level; but how do you know if it’s a good idea? Here are a few red flags […]