Healing from an Affair

If your marriage or relationship is struggling with the aftermath of an affair, read Dr. Coleman’s article in Greater Good Magazine. Many relationships can be saved after an affair, but it requires that both people work hard to heal the relationship. This article shows you the steps you need to take in order to do that. It also discusses when to consider giving up.  Greater Good Magazine is part of the Greater Good Science Center, at the University of California, Berkeley.

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When Mom Earns More than Dad

TALK OF THE NATION: How is women’s increased economic and educational power changing the family?

FEB 4: Rebecca Roberts interviews Dr. Coleman and Chicago Tribune’s Amy Dickinson

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On Point: Tom Ashbrook Interviews Dr. Coleman and NYU Sociologist Kathleen Gerson

Tom Ashbrook interviewed Dr Coleman and NYU Sociologist Kathleen Gerson on “Women Bringing Home the Bacon”

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How to Tell Your Kids You Are Getting Divorced: Janelle Wang and Spencer Christian Interview

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John Stossel Interviews Dr. Coleman on 20-20, Men, Parenting and Housework

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Discusses Dr. Coleman’s book “The Lazy Husband: How to Get Men to Do More Parenting and Housework.” Also shows Dr. Coleman’s work with 2 couples.

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When Parents Hurt: Parental Alienation: View from the Bay

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Why Do Marriages Fail?

Lack of communication and not spending time  are two ways to thoroughly damage an otherwise healthy relationship.

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San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group

I’ll be speaking at the International Conference of the San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group on March 3. My topic is Solving Conflicts Between Parents and Adult Children.

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AOL Coaches: How Can Sharing Household Chores Benefit My Relationship?

Joshua Coleman, AOL Kids and Family Coach, explains how small changes in the way you divide household chores can help improve relations with your partner.

How Can Sharing Household Chores Benefit My Relationship?

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Dealing with an Affair

Twins Magazine

Dr. Coleman,
I am a mother of two young boys. I recently discovered that my husband has been having an affair with someone he works with for the past few months. When I confronted him about it, he promised to break it off and said it isn’t serious. I’m in shock because I thought we had a really good marriage, and now I have no idea what kind of marriage I have. He seems really sincere about changing. I also feel guilty because I haven’t felt very sexual since my kids were born. Help.

Dear Reader,
I’m sorry to hear about your situation. There are several themes that come up in your letter: 1) can you trust your husband? 2) how do you heal? 3) do you have any “responsibility” for his affair? Let’s look at these individually. Read More »

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