Why Friending Your Ex on Facebook May be More Hazardous to Your Marriage Than You Think

*While this article is focused on Facebook use, because it’s such a popular medium for online connection, this really applies to any connection, technology-assisted or otherwise. About a decade ago, when Facebook was still new and Apple was just rolling out its first iphone, I was among the group of people who thought it was […]

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Mistress, Thy Name is Smartphone

Here’s a scenario I have seen play out in therapy with several iterations: I was carefully listening to a client in a marital  session when her partner suddenly picked up his phone.  My eyes widened at him as if to communicate, “Great—that just set you back at least an entire therapy session—that’s going to cost […]

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What Siri, Your Spouse and You Have in Common—Or as Siri Would Say, “With Serious Pouch in Chew Having Calm On”

I was with my daughter at a youth event the other night when I received a text from my husband that made me laugh out loud.  He texted, “Your speech texting is the worst……or should I say, your pee testing is the works.”  I immediately reread the text I had previously sent which Siri interpreted […]

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7 Reasons why the Smartphone can be Relationship Kryptonite and the one Sure way to Protect Yourself

Buckle up for a serious topic: “We were texting back and forth about a project we were working on, because we were on the same church committee.  Gradually, the texts became a little more familiar.  Then, I found myself looking forward to the texts, and over time we started sharing more, and…I guess you could […]

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