Arnold and Maria Should Continue as Models for the Power of Conflict Resolution

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The news that former California GovernorArnold Schwarzenegger and his well-known wife, Maria Shriver, have separated leaves Californians with yet another high profile marriage in trouble. “This separation is just like many others,” says Dennis Stoica, President of California Healthy Marriages Coalition (CHMC). “Their 25-year marriage with four children has been through many changes and stress, from the 8 years of demanding California politics to the recent deaths of close family members and now Arnold’s career transition. There are many things putting a [...] Read more »

The Royals, William and Kate, May Be More Like You Than You Think

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 Prince William and Catherine Middleton will walk down the aisle this weekend much more lavishly than most couples, along with extraordinary media attention, but they have much in common with every couple:  the need to learn how to succeed in the relationship.  Royal divorces can shake up kingdoms, but divorce is something every newlywed wants to avoid. Learning how to be a successful partner is key and it always entails learning effective communication skills, says Patty Howell, Vice President of [...] Read more »