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The Social Trap of The Engagement Season


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Did you know that most couples get engaged during the holidays? According to BBC Future, 40% of proposals in the U.S. take place in the 2 ½ months between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day. With 40-50% of marriages ending in divorce, we need to make sure we are making these bonds for the right reasons to ensure they will last. Being intentional about when and why we choose to pop the question plays a significant role. On this show, Dr. Frieda Birnbaum shares ways to avoid the social trap of the holiday season that might cloud your judgment regarding your relationship.


Relationships, Marriage, Engagement, Partnership, Commitment, Single
Dr. Frieda Birnbaum

Frieda Birnbaum, Ph.D., is a research psychologist and psychoanalytic therapist in Saddle River, New Jersey, and the award-winning author of LIFE BEGINS AT 60: A New View of Motherhood, Marriage, and Reinventing Ourselves and WHAT PRICE POWER: An In-DepthStudy of the Professional Woman in a Relationship. An expert on topics such as family dynamics, parenthood, relationships, addiction, anxiety, and depression, Dr. Frieda is a seasoned media personality and commentator who is adept at discerning the psychological underpinnings of current issues and parsing the psychological profiles of various newsmakers- politicians, celebrities, criminals, etc. Notably, Dr Frieda is the oldest woman in America to give birth to twins. The mother of five, her youngest sons were born when she was 60, lending her a unique perspective on parenting and women's empowerment at any age.


 
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