The American Psychological Association study on levels of happiness indicates that married people are in fact happier than their single counterparts are. For most people, happiness is measured by a number of factors.
The domestic violence is not rare as we might think or hope!! It does not only apply to the sports' athletes. As a Marriage Family Therapist, I see this in various venues and professional fields including high-level executives and any other professional low or high titles or statuses you can imagine.
Many of the couples who come in for counseling want to improve their communication. They feel stuck in their relationship and don't know how to move forward so I often hear that their problem is "communication."
Happiness in a marriage can be the easiest thing to find in a world where everything seems to come with strings and the simplest way to add years to your life and joy to your heart!
Her dream vacation is to sit Oceanside with a good book in her hand, while listening to the waves rush into the shore, margarita in hand – enjoying the solace of life without conversation. His, is a trip to Vegas staying up all night taking his chance at the Black Jack table and spending the days cruising the strip on his Harley. Should this married couple take separate vacations?
Too often having an overbearing spouse means that they’re getting their needs and wants met at the expense of the other partner. This is no good in a relationship where both spouses are supposed to be getting their needs and wants met by the other equally.
There are millions of women in this world, strong women, who have somehow through the perils of marriage and children lost their equal voice. It begins almost accidentally, as it is easier to just do things your self, not argue, and move on than it is to dig in your heels.
No wonder married couples in abusive relationships seem to have that blank stare, that lifeless look as though all the blood has been drained from them.
If you are one of the lucky ones in this world, then you have married into a family in which you get along well with the in-laws. Prior to marriage, it is difficult to see just how large an impact that the extended in-law family, from brother/sister in laws, to cousin and parent in laws, can have on your marriage.
Robert Buchicchio (MSW, LICSW, DCSW has a BA in psychology from University of Rhode Island and an MSW from Ohio State University.
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