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A Timeout in Your Marriage

Category : Celebrity, Counseling, Huffington Post

My latest article is up on The Huffington Post entitled, “Can Taking a Timeout Save Your Marriage?”  Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have recently decided to take some time apart to figure things out. It seems like a new and hopefully helpful way to try to save a marriage. Here is some of my article:

Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones have decided to take some time apart.  While a divorce could be in their future, they are apparently taking a moment to themselves to see if that is where they want to go.  The majority of celebrities and other’s whose marriages are faltering usually go right toward filing for a divorce.  This decision by Douglas and Zeta-Jones could be setting a new trend of timeout’s in marriages.

To read the rest of my article click here.

Kate and William

Category : Celebrity, Counseling

I’m in London right now and its clear that Prince William and Kate, who are soon to be married, are all the buzz. I recently read that they’re going through counseling before they say I do!

It’s reported that through counseling they will learn how to deal with their in-laws. I can’t imagine dealing with Queen Elizabeth as a mother-in-law! Wow, you definitely couldn’t say anything bad about her. And then there is Prince Philip. How would it be to get along with him? They will also spend time learning about how to deal with future children and the pitfalls of marriage.

Wouldn’t it just be easier if they made a book “Marrying Prince’s for Dummies?” Seriously, I have to say that Kate has a lot to deal with marrying William and she’s handling it very well so far. She seems like a grounded woman and going to counseling before they get married is certainly reflective of that. Will it help? It certainly couldn’t hurt.

“2011 will bring a new type of relationship to the forefront,” says relationship guru Kristen Houghton. “More couples will seek counseling before any problems occur. There will be a return to common shared interests, even while each partner still strives for individual goals. In other words, I’m seeing more maturity in the attitudes of the couples in 2011. Finally.”

If everyone went into counseling before they got married, do you think that would help cut down the divorce rate?