Mel Gibson: A Racist, Misogynist and Anti-Semite!

Posted on Jul 15, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Domestic Violence, Marriage, Television

After years of working with victims of domestic violence, it’s clear to me when I listen to the tapes of Mel Gibson apparently berating ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva (the mother of his child) that we are dealing with a classic domestic-violence situation. The abuser (Mel) has lost power and control over his victim (Oksana), and he continues to verbally abuse and threaten her to regain control. In the latest tapes, he is treating Oksana...

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Parental Alienation IS a Crime!

Posted on Jun 16, 2010 in Children, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships

A Nassau County Supreme Court justice has sentenced a mother to six weekends in jail for civil contempt. Per the judge, the guilty mom — Lauren Lippe — engaged in a pattern of “alienating” behavior wherein she made false allegations of sexual abuse against her children’s father, Ted Rubin — allegations that were calculated to interfere with her ex-husband’s scheduled time and relationship with their...

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Heidi Klum and Seal Want to Fix Your Marriage

Posted on Jun 7, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Family, Marriage, Relationships

It has been announced that Heidi Klum and her husband, Seal, are working on a new Lifetime show about love and marriage, called “Love’s Divine.” As a relationship expert who works with distressed couples who are near divorce, I think this is a great idea. We hear so much in the news about celebrity marriages falling apart. From Tiger to Tipper, we hear about couples who have fallen out of love — or fallen into the arms...

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Al and Tipper: Getting Divorced After 60

Posted on Jun 2, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Marriage, Relationships, Sex

Tipper and Al Gore aren’t alone in choosing to end their 40-year-old union. The phenomenon of “The Gray Divorce” is growing. More and more 50-plus men and women are deciding to end their decades-old marriages. Some say it’s due to the economic freedom that many women now enjoy; others credit Viagra, because it has helped create vastly new sexual experiences for older adults. Sixty may be the new 40! A May 2004 survey...

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Khloe: Keep Using Birth Control!

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Celebrities in the News, Children, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Relationships

Kris Jenner is reportedly pressuring daughter Khloe Kardashian to have a baby pronto. OK, I know it’s the new sexy Hollywood thing to be pregnant. It’s like “pregnant and hot” is the new “skinny!” I mean, when you look like Claudia Schiffer, Kourtney Kardashian and Kendra Wilkinson, I can understand the urge to bare your belly on the cover of Vogue or Us Weekly. The problem is, ladies, that babies only stay...

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Living after Loss: The Travolta Family

Posted on May 19, 2010 in Children, Death, Family, Marriage, Parenting, Tragedies

It’s hard to move on after losing something so precious. I should know: I lost my son. I was happy for the Travolta family after learning that Kelly Preston is expecting her third child. The death of a child is devastating and unimaginable for most parents. For John, Kelly and Ella, the loss of Jett will not be fully healed by the birth of a new child — and I am sure they aren’t expecting it to do so. Nothing except time makes...

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