Recently, I read a very provocative column on marriage. The author, writing in the Dallas Morning News, said he realized he wasn’t cut out for marriage. He was married for 17 years, he wrote, and he still loved his wife. They have a college-aged child together. “She’s one of my very few great and true […]
In Nina Atwood’s column, Ask Nina Atwood – the Singlescoach®, she answers reader questions about love, life and relationships. To submit a question, click here. I’ve been dating a woman for about a year. We get along very well and have discussed marriage. However, she has two kids — a 12-year-old boy and 10-year-old […]
My wife and I have been married for 12 years and have two children – a 9-year-old boy and 7-year-old girl. We have a difficult, unhappy marriage. There’s no outward fighting or drama, but my wife and I rarely have meaningful talks or display affection. We’ve become essentially roommates. We would like to divorce but are worried about the impact on our young kids. So should we stay together for the kids’ benefit? Or should we consider our own (selfish?) desires and divorce? The Singlescoach answers.
Some research says yes. But a new federal government study says the link between cohabitation and divorce isn’t clear. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention gathered data on almost 25,000 men and women during a four-year period ending in 2010. Couples who lived together before marriage with their first spouse “had about the same […]
If you’re divorced like me, you have some painful memories of marriage. But do you have any regrets? What would you do differently in your marriage (or marriages) looking back? Do you regret the divorce itself? I thought of this question after reading an article by one of our columnists, divorce attorney Dennis A. Fuller, […]
Occasionally, I see articles on the health benefits of being married. I roll my eyes. Really? Stories such as this one in Time say studies prove married people are healthier.
Licensed therapist Nina Atwood goes over three reasons why premarital counseling is a must if you’re entering a second or third marriage.
I’d never heard that term until recently. But I like it. I’m starting to think that after two divorces, I’m a permanent bachelor. What about you?
Many divorced people, such as myself, aren’t looking to remarry. We remember the bad times and eventual heartbreak that accompanied divorce. Why take a chance on that happening again, especially if kids are involved? But I want to pose a question: What single issue scares you the most about remarriage?
That sounds like a simple formula, doesn’t it? But – fortunately or unfortunately – people with money are more likely to get married, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.