Unhappy Marriage?

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Looking For Signs You Should Get A Divorce?

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 18, 2015

If your marriage is like this…you may be looking at the end. Coming face-to-face with the question “Should I get a divorce?” is one of the most sobering events of a person’s life. No matter how you answer the question, your answer will not only change your life, but the lives of your spouse and…

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Unhappy Marriage? Here’s How to Make It Better (Part 1)

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 12, 2015

You have more power to change your marriage than you realize. Living in an unhappy marriage can feel like you’re living in a trap. You’re stuck in a situation that you wish could be better, but deep down you’re afraid that this is as good as it gets. Most of us marry with some expectation…

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3 Definite Signs You Should Get A Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 10, 2015

Yes, there really are some circumstances that require you to get a divorce. Very few marriages can be characterized as 100% “happily ever after”. Every marriage hits bumps in the road. Every marriage requires effort to make them work. But sometimes no matter how much work you put in it just doesn’t seem like things…

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5 Brutal Signs You Are One Seriously LOUSY Spouse

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 26, 2015

Your partner isn’t the problem, sweetheart … YOU are. A marriage takes work — lots of it — and from each spouse. And the rewards for your effort are: happiness, contentment, peace, and, of course, loving and feeling loved.  But, what happens when you begin to question whether the hard work is worth it? What happens when the bad…

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Is Marriage Good for Your Health? Maybe. Maybe Not.

By Dr. Karen Finn / December 29, 2014

The article “Why marriage can be good for your health” doesn’t even begin to tell the whole story. TimesOnline recently published an article “Why marriage can be good for your health”. After reading the article, I believe the conclusions they reach and the research they cite may not tell the whole story. The article looked…

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Compromise Isn’t A Contest

By Dr. Karen Finn / August 19, 2013

The ability to compromise is one of the requirements for a successful long-term relationship. Although when the relationship ends, it’s pretty common to realize that what you were calling compromise really wasn’t. You discover you were giving in or giving up for the sake of keeping the peace or being a wonderful partner. In essence,…

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Separated Or Divorced: The Easy Road?

By Dr. Karen Finn / July 19, 2013

Have you ever heard someone say that instead of working things out a couple is taking the easy road by deciding to separate and divorce? I have and all I can say to those ignorant people is “Seriously? You have no idea what it takes to get divorced.” Making the decision that a relationship in…

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No More Robots!

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 29, 2013

When you got married, chances are it was a happy occasion and you had dreams of “Happily Ever After.” Leaving the idea of “Happily Ever After” and getting to the point in a marriage when divorce becomes a viable option is usually extremely painful and confusing. Actually making the decision to divorce is rarely easy.…

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3 Steps to Spring Clean Your Relationships

By Dr. Karen Finn / April 8, 2013

One of the tasks on nearly everyone’s to-do list this time of year is spring cleaning. After having our homes closed up for the winter, it’s nice to open up the windows and make our homes spick-and-span. I guess it goes along with spring in general since it’s when nature is new and fresh again.…

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Riding the Ride: How To Recognize And Manage Your Emotions Through Divorce

By Dr. Karen Finn / June 11, 2012

Some decisions are really easy to make – What will I have for breakfast? What TV show do I want to watch? What time do I need to get up in the morning? Other decisions, like whether or not divorce is the correct path for you to take, can be agonizing. Let’s begin by focusing…

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