Candidates for Friday Five

1. Six Ingredients to an Effective Time-Out




3. How to Talk to Kids About Race: Books and Resources That Can Help

by Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich

4. Digital Tools and Distraction in School

Mary Beth Hertz

5. Independent Women


Military spouses share employment challenges during White House visit

6. Paper examines links between parents’ earnings, gender roles, mental health

Sharita Forrest, Education Editor

7. Women, men report similar levels of work-family conflicts

8. Spouses must row marriage boat together

Ken Potts

9. Dating and Mating in the Age of Ambiguity

Stanley NARME 2017 talk POSTED.pdf 

10. Fatherhood Involvement

11. Marriage Matters: Best friends with benefits?

James and Audora Burg

Thanks Alysse

Fwd: Marriage Minute: The power of empathy

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Empathy is feeling with people.
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The power of empathy

Brené Brown on Empathy

Empathy is the capacity to identify and share someone else’s emotions and experiences. As Brené Brown explains in the clip above, "empathy is feeling with people." 

It's the key to emotional attunement with your partner and it's essential to the Emotion Coaching style of parenting.

To have empathy is to really understand somebody, what they want, what they believe. And not just in the moment, but in general.

No wonder you're upset. 

That would make me mad, too. 

I understand how you feel. 

For more suggestions, pick up a copy of our new Expressing Empathy Card Deck

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1. Marriage in America is increasingly the province of the college-educated woman

Dan Kopf

2. The new minority on campus? Men

3. International Youth Day 2017

4. How to Reclaim Your Weekend



I Am the Reason My Husband Infuriates Me


5. ISU study: new type of intervention successful in domestic violence cases

6. Frustrated with your spouse? These scientists suggest a specific kind of prayer

 Thomas Burnett 

7. Is Marriage ‘Evolving?’

Naomi Schaefer Riley

8. Parenting Is Not a “Job,” and Marriage Is Not “Work”


9. For better learning in college lectures, lay down the laptop and pick up a pen

Susan M. Dynarski


Thanks Alysse


Final day in OBX this year. Headed to the beach!

Fwd: What Can the Brain Reveal about Gratitude?

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Your Brain on Gratitude | Why Sex Is So Good for Your Relationship
August 9, 2017
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By Glenn Fox
New research shows that feeling grateful involves the brain networks associated with social bonding and stress relief. 
By Susan Krauss Whitbourne
Find out what the happiness difference is between couples who have sex once a week vs. less than once a month.
By Tchiki Davis
Are you starting your happiness journey? Here are some tips for how to get off on the right foot.
By Belinda Campos
American society would be stronger and safer if it embraced people of all ethnicities.
By Jenn Director Knudsen
According to a new study, children who live with parents with a sensory disability develop greater emotional skills.
Greater Good in Action: Practice of the Week
Fighting and arguing can introduce a lot of negativity into romantic relationship. But there are ways to make arguments emotionally easier and this exercise from Greater Good in Action can help.
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Candidates for Friday Five

1. Published in Personal Relationships.
Hurt, Tera R., Shears, Jeffrey K., Oconnor, Margaret C. & Hodge, Sharon, B. (2017). "Married Black men's observation of fathers' teachings about husbandhood." Personal Relationships, 2017; doi: 10.1111/pere.12171

2. Surveying the Cultural and Economic Sources of America's Discontent

Jennifer A. Marshall@MarshallJenA

3. Parents’ social media habits are teaching children the wrong lessons

Stacey Steinberg

4. Auburn study: Black Americans sleep less than whites, leading to health problems

William Thornton
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5. Grad Student Research on Unfaithful Millennials Garners National Coverage

6. Talking baseball assists aging adults with dementia

Kenneth Best

7. New rules for Muslim minors who want to wed

Charissa Yong

8. Manatee County offers free course to help improve couples’ relationships


9. Half of those thinking of divorce reconsider a year later: University of Alberta study

10. The places where people put off marriage the longest

Dan Kopf 


You're Doomed to a Love/Hate Relationship With Your Siblings

Thanks Alysee