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Winifred Reilly
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Wedding experts say that the four-month stretch between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day is prime time for proposals. With the sparkle of Christmas and the promise of the new year lending an air of romance, nearly thirty percent of couples choose this…
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How many people do you know who would wholeheartedly say that their marriage is great? How many would say that they’re happier now than when they first got together, that their marriage is one of the most satisfying parts of their life? Five? Ten? None?…
How many people do you know who would wholeheartedly say that their marriage is great? How many would say that they're happier now than when they first got together, that their marriage is one of t...
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A few years ago a client gave me a refrigerator magnet that reads: Yep. I agree. Especially when one of the chores involves the word garage. That’s how our garage ended up looking like a scene from the reality show where they bring in five guys in hazmat…
A few years ago a client gave me a refrigerator magnet that reads: Yep. I agree. Especially when one of the chores involves the word garage. That's how our garage ended up looking like a scene from...
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It’s that time again — Valentine’s Day. The holiday of romantic love, chocolate hearts, and passionate feelings about whether Valentine’s Day should be celebrated, or banned. Yes, a dozen red roses, plus dinner, will cost as much as your car payment. And…
It’s that time again — Valentine's Day. The holiday of romantic love, chocolate hearts, and passionate feelings about whether Valentine's Day should be celebrated, or banned. Yes, a dozen red roses...
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How to Have a Happier Marriage — Without Changing a Thing

January 1st. The day of fresh starts and new beginnings. The day we vow to eat more green vegetables, actually use our gym membership, and try, once again, to lose those hard to lose pounds. As we look to the new year, we often focus on ways to be…
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Ask ten happily married people, “What’s your key to success?” and you’ll get fifteen answers — many of which contradict each other. Some will say couples should never to go to bed angry. Others will say it’s fine to sleep on your arguments. For them,…
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New Posts And Details — plus previews — from my forthcoming book about how one partner can be a powerful agent for change in a marriage. Finally, after many months of work, I’ve finished my manuscript, and have sent it off to my publisher. So, once I…
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We’ve all heard the jokes: The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. I married Ms. Right. I just didn’t know that her first name was Always. Marriage is talked about as if it’s a jail sentence, a ball and chain, the mistake of a lifetime. Some have…
We've all heard the jokes: The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret. I married Ms. Right. I just didn’t know that her first name was Always. Marriage is talked about as if it's a jail senten...
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One of the best parts of my job as a couples therapist is that I get to deliver good news. Couples come in fearing that their marriage is too far gone to fix, and I get to tell them it’s not. Yes, some people are in serious trouble and if they keep going…
One of the best parts of my job as a couples therapist is that I get to deliver good news. Couples come in fearing that their marriage is too far gone to fix, and I get to tell them it's not. Yes, ...
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Every day we hear yet another bit of advice about what it takes to have a marriage that lasts. The latest: Find a spouse who can be your best friend. Seems pretty obvious, doesn’t it? Kindness, companionship, a special someone to come home to… For many of…
Every day we hear yet another bit of advice about what it takes to have a marriage that lasts. The latest: Find a spouse who can be your best friend. Seems pretty obvious, doesn't it? Kindness, com...
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Next week, my husband and I will celebrate our 36th anniversary. Some years we’ve gotten dressed-up and gone out to dinner. Other years we’ve simply marked the day with a kiss. Once, we were both sick with the flu and I vaguely remember clinking our…
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There are a hundred paths through the world that are easier than loving… But who needs easier? — Mary Oliver Raise your hand if you’ve heard this before: Marriage is not a noun, it’s a verb. It’s hard to dispute, isn’t it? Anyone who’s been married longer…
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Couples therapist, Author, Blogger.
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  • Speaking of Marriage
    Marriage and Family Therapist, Author, Blogger, present
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Female
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Married
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Winifred Mullinack
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Winifred M. Reilly, MA, MFT, is a psychotherapist specializing in marital therapy and relationship issues, with a private practice in Berkeley, CA. She is the author of the relationship advice blog Speaking of Marriage and a forthcoming book about the power of unilateral change to transform troubled relationships.
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Just celebrated my 35th wedding anniversary.
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Berkeley, CA.