Healthy Close Relationships

On this episode, host Rita Celli interviews Dr. Shauna Springer on the topic, "Is Marriage a Relationship Killer?"

September 16, 2019

Falling in Love is Like Smoking Crack Cocaine

The brain releases many of the same chemicals when people are falling in love and when they are smoking crack cocaine. This matters when it comes to decisions that affect every facet of our lives.
September 16, 2019

You Do NOT have a 50% Chance of Divorce

The rate of divorce in America is 50% for first marriages. This does not mean that you have a 50% chance of divorce. Your odds might be much higher - or lower – than 50% depending on a number of key factors.
September 16, 2019

Key Factors that Impact Your Odds of Marital Success

In a large sample of women with a 6% divorce rate, there are some key factors that can help us understand their unusually low rate of divorce. For example, when I asked them, “At what age or stage of life do you feel is the optimal time to get married and why?” this is how they responded…
September 16, 2019

How Long to Wait Before Getting Married

How long should we wait until the “cocaine rush phase” of new love wears off and we can make a good decision about committing to a lifelong partner?
September 16, 2019

Fighting Before Marriage is a Good Thing

Some people see fighting as a sign of fundamental incompatibilities. They’re right. We’re all incompatible on some levels, and it’s delusional to think otherwise. It’s smart to have some good fights before you commit to marriage for a number of reasons.