When you’re happy and in love, the last thing you’re thinking about is that you may contribute to the rising divorce rates in the U.S. (about 52% of all marriages end in divorce). Marriage Counseling may help you work out some issues early on and avoid them in the long run.
ESSENCE.com spoke with Shane Perrault, Ph.D. about the questions couples should ask themselves prior to tying the knot.
Joy Keys interviews Dr. Shane, Lamar Tyler (Producer of “You Saved Me”), Nisa Muhammad (Founder of “Wedded Bliss” and “Black Marriage Day). This show discusses “do happy black marriages, and how to have one.”
In this interview with “Black Voices,” Dr. Shane Perrault, marriage counselor and African American relationships expert, told Black Voices that high-profile black marriages like Barack and Michelle Obama, and Will and Jada Smith are good for the community. African Americans are less likely than any other group in the United States to get married.
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Is There a Conflict Between Your Need for Space and Your Partner’s Need for Intimacy?
From time to time I get couples coming in for therapy with one of them complaining about the other being too clingy and smothering … not giving them enough space, while the other simultaneously complains they weren’t being loved and feel completely rejected rejected by their “self-absorbed” spouse.
Take this quiz and discover you and your partner “space” styles, needs and compatibility…
Are you looking to discover the “Secrets of Soul-mate Love?”
If so, you are like many of the clients that come to see me — married, dating or single. One of the most effective tools I have found to assist them in connecting with “Mr. Right” vs “Right Now’” is Kathy Freston’s CD, “The One.”
Whether you are single looking to become “the one” for your ideal mate, trying to identify “the one” to establish a fulfilling relationship, or currently dating, engaged or married and looking create or re-create your connection with “the one” — this spiritual book will help you understand the role of your childhood past, previous and current relationship patterns, and other factors that will provide transformational insights that will empower you to enjoy the “Secrets of Soul-mate Love.”Listen, Learn and fasten your seat-belts…cause your relationship with “the one” is on it’s way — and you may find you are already dating or married to them. LOL!
Check out Kathy Freston’s CD, “The One: Finding Soul-mate Love“
While I find parents who come into my office for therapy generally struggle with making the transition from parent-child to parent-frend, I’m struck by Snoop’s decision — although I note he is widely heralded as an awesome family man…and and I have tremendous respect for his stand on fatherhood.
So what do you do when your Religion (Rastafarianism) and the law clash? . (FYI, Snoop recently converted to Rastafarianism changing his name from Snoop Dog to Snoop Lion in the process.) Talk about a come to Jesus moment. LOL.Word to the Wise: “Don’t Try this at Home,” as the Lion trainer use to always shout the disclaimer to the crowd of us captivated onlookers at the Circus.
Do you or someone you know think outside-of-the-box, posses boundless energy, suspect you have an un/tapped genius, but sometime have trouble focusing, or find yourself easily distracted? If so, you might want to check out this June Ebony article I am featured in: Why Good Boys Get a Bad Rap: Understanding ADHD. (See page 137.)