Forty-three percent of 1000 marriage partners surveyed this month by Fidelity Investments did not know how much their partner earns. 10% were off by $25,000 or more. Ignorance is getting worse; the 2015 survey found that a mere 27% couldn’t answer that question correctly. 73% of those couples reported that they communicate very well or exceptionally […]
Author Archive | Dr. Candida Abrahamson, Ph.D.
More money is wagered on March Madness than on the Superbowl–an expected $9 billion this year. Perhaps that’s why March is Problem Gambling Awareness Month. Betting on March Madness, or other office pools throughout the year, is socially acceptable. More than that; it’s cool, trendy, and sociable. And that’s true even though the “professional gamblers” […]
Eating disorders come in a bunch of new flavors these days. The DSM V (the newest version of the diagnosis and classification of mental disorders) offers an expanded menu, compared to our earlier choices of anorexia, bulemia, binge eating disorder, or the old DSM IV option, NOS (Not Otherwise Specified). The following diagnoses will surprised […]
Charlotte was an energetic, exciting, and dominant woman who loved variety. She chose Charlie, her opposite, as a spouse. Charlie ate the same menu almost every day: two eggs for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch, pasta for dinner. This lack of imagination drove Charlotte nuts. She craved new adventures, new food–never the same thing […]