Charlie Van Dyke
Rethinking Monogamy
Posted April 12, 2017 by Charlie Van Dyke in Relationships
By Ian Kerner

CNN)Could opening your relationship to others benefit you and your partner?

For many couples, monogamy -- staying sexually exclusive with one partner -- is expected and assumed. It's even included in many marriage vows. But as some people are increasingly realizing, monogamy isn't for everyone.
In fact, consensual non-monogamy can b... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Associated Press January 23
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis is urging families to put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and learn to talk to one another again.

In his annual message for the church’s World Day of Communications, released Friday, Francis said media can both help or hinder family communication — helping far-flung members stay in t... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
By Kelsey Borresen
From Huffpost

Mention the word "soulmate" to a group of people and you're bound to get a few eye rolls. The idea that there's one magical person for you who you'll fall in love with instantly and never disagree with is just not realistic.

What does exist -- at least for many people -- is a person who you know instinctively, who... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
These and other so-called “rules” for marriage need some serious debunking. And it’s not just because rules your mother may have passed on are outdated; some may be downright damaging. In fact, “breaking some marriage ‘rules’ may be the best thing you can do for your relationship,” says Barbara Bartlein, RN, MSW, psychotherapist and author of Why D... read more
Charlie Van Dyke
Why Dads Matter
Posted June 13, 2014 by Charlie Van Dyke in Relationships
From Huff Post

From the way you were reared as an infant to how Mom and Dad treat you as an adult, your relationship with your parents is one of the most vital connections in life.

Mothers hold a unique and impenetrable bond with their children. However, while their roles may have changed in the modern family dynamic, research shows that fathers ... read more
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