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Take My Spouse, Please: A Laugh a Day Keeps the Divorce Lawyers Away

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To this day, I have no idea why I went to school for psychology. Did you know that at one time, I was considering a career as a marriage counselor? And do you know what stopped me? Way too damn depressing. However, had writer and comedian Dani Klein Modisett written her latest book (her first was the well-received Afterbirth…stories you won’t read in Parents magazine) when I was in college, perhaps I would’ve thought twice. Maybe I would’ve laid the book down and pondered: “What if I took the humor approach to therapy? It’s not exactly scientific – ol’ Professor Whatsisname would frown on it – but it works, right? Maybe laughter really is the best medicine. Well, for issues of the mind,…

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Kill all the marriage counselors? Surprisingly sound advice

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Why am I not a marriage counselor? I got my degree in Psychology. I had – and continue to have – a vested interest in how we interact with each other and our environment. Interpersonal human relationships remain intriguing and mysterious to me, as they should to most people who live on this earth. And it’s easy enough to become a counselor. Take a few tests, hang out your shingle, and try helping people. But there was something holding me back. I distinctly recall a professor telling me that even if I could only save one in every ten marriages, I would be making the world a better place. But a nine out of ten failure rate just seemed a…

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