D'Arienzo Psychology Blog

How to Adjust to the Sudden News of Divorce

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Whether the news of divorce is sudden or not so sudden, there are seven resiliency factors to aid you through this process. These factors contribute to stability for both individuals and families after divorce. If you can identify and grasp these areas to cope with your divorce early on, you will be able to better your parenting and co-parenting skills as well. Dr. D’Arienzo can assist you in finding resilience to become closer to family and friends throughout your divorce process. Take our parent education and family stabilization course or high conflict course to find out more about effective coparenting.

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Models and Stages of Divorce

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Divorce shares very similar patters of grief when losing a loved one to death. With the help of Kubler Ross, Paul Bohannan, and Stanley Hagemeyer, a collection of divorce phases has been created to move you through the emotional processes of divorce. Though every divorce is unique, these models lead to a divorcing persons transformation from their married to new independent self. Dr. D’Arienzo, after working with thousands of divorcing and divorced individuals, is able to get you to the point of being adaptable to the single life, independent, and self-supportive. Take one of our divorce courses or high conflict courses to improve your coparenting relationship.

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The Golden Egg

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The Golden Egg March 21, 2022 Have you ever heard of the golden egg? It must be protected at all costs. Think about nearly every romantic fairytale you’ve ever heard of, talked about or that’s been written – regardless of culture. If we drill down to the root of the story, it’s about a wealthy […]

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Psychologist of Tiktok

Famous Tiktok Psychologist

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

I’m amazed at what goes viral too, Real Time with Bill Maher! Thank you for thinking my video was funny enough to highlight during your first show with a live audience in two years!! You’d think the advice was a no brainer but lots of couples struggle to know when it’s time to move on! Follow me on TikTok @dr.justindarienzo to learn more (obvious) relationship tips!!

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Improve Your Love Life

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Improve Your Love Life February 8, 2022 Sex. It’s just like money. If you don’t have enough of it in your relationship, you’re really unhappy. What’s really interesting about sex, though, is researchers used to think more of it would lead to greater happiness. In reality, you will max out at happiness at a certain […]

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Getting Engaged on Valentine’s Day?

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

Are you getting engaged on Valentine’s Day? Valentine’s Day is unlike any other day for solidifying a relationship by betting engaged. Fortunately, in addition to making this a special day, we offer a video interactive premarital preparation course that includes a discount on your marriage license and in many states and the option to avoid the three day wait to be married. It makes the day a permanent memory for a couple and certainly helps the guy in remembering the engagement anniversary for years to come.

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The Eye of the Storm

Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The Eye of the Storm January 26, 2022 A few weeks ago, I was in the kitchen and my daughter Julia – who is in the eleventh grade – entered and she was on the verge of tears. She said “Dad, I’m so overwhelmed about exams. I have so much to study and I think […]

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The Greatest Gift

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

The Greatest Gift December 15, 2021 It’s the holiday season and if you’re like me, you’re around a lot of family this time of year. As a psychologist, I hear about all the burdens that families bring over the holidays – such as people bringing their dogs to an event without asking permission, grandparents micromanaging […]

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Surviving & Thriving Over the Holidays

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

2021 has been a very difficult year for everyone. A lot of you have lost family or friends to COVID-19, political division, divorce or other accidents, tragedies & health related concerns. There’s been a lot of loss this year & your life has changed because of it. Your view on the holiday season might’ve changed too. I want you to know, you are not alone in your struggles & you will get through the holidays – even if that means leaving your old rituals behind to create new ones.

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The Trauma of Infidelity

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Posted by: Dr. Justin D'Arienzo, Psy.D., ABPP

There is no greater sense of betrayal than being the victim of infidelity. Discovering an affair calls into question every assumption about your partner, yourself, your relationship and your life. Sexual jealousy – both perceived infidelity & actual infidelity – is a driver of intimate partner violence for both men and women. Men & women kill each other, the other’s lover and themselves over infidelity. That is how serious the impact is. 

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