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How Many Married People Have Thought About Divorce?

From The Blog of the Institute for Family Studies:  Almost everyone wants a happy marriage and wants it to last a lifetime. But most also know the scary U.S. statistics: nearly 50 percent of first marriages and more than 60 percent of second marriages end in divorce. Researchers have discovered a lot about the struggles that … Read more

Economic and Social Changes Driving the Reduction in US Marriage Rates

Despite the fact that Millennials will begin reaching marriageable age over the next five years, demographers don’t expect to see a rise in the US marriage rate. In fact, they expect the marriage rate to fall to its lowest level since 1867, the first year that national marriage statistics were recorded.  A number of factors appear … Read more

Donate to HAVEN to Help Survivors of Domestic Abuse

In light of the breaking news stories about domestic abuse in the NFL, Birmingham Maple Clinic staff has been collecting and donating food, clothing, baby, household and bath/toiletry items for HAVEN, a nationally recognized nonprofit shelter for victims of domestic abuse. As Oakland County’s only comprehensive program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, … Read more

Infidelity and Marriage: John Becker Speaks at the BMC

Friday March 18, 2014 Birmingham Maple Clinic welcomed John Becker, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor, to the clinic for a lecture on Infidelity and Marriage. John presented BMC therapists with statistics on the frequency of affairs in marriage as well as his methods for assessment and treatment. John paid … Read more

Denim Day at Birmingham Maple Clinic

County Executive L. Brooks Patterson declared April 26, 2013 Denim Day in Oakland County, to raise awareness of victims of sexual violence and domestic assault. Denim Day is a symbolic gesture in response to a landmark case in an Italian court in which the judges over turned a rape conviction because they believed that ‘because … Read more

Couples Therapy

Research on the Treatment of Couple Distress Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, January 2012, Vol. 38, No. 1, 145-168 Researchers Jay Lebow, PhD, Anthony Chambers, PhD, Andrew Christensen, PhD, and Susan Johnson, PhD, evaluated and reviewed research on couples therapy from 2000 to 2009.  While evaluating data, these researchers observed complexities in the development … Read more