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This evening’s guests:

Dr. Eli Karam,  8:06pm to 10:00pm

Website:  http://www.elikaram.com/AboutDrEli.en.html

“Eli Karam, Ph.D., LMFT is a clinician specializing in couple and family therapy.
A graduate of both Northwestern University and Purdure University. Dr.
Eli Karam is also an Assistant Professor of Family Therapy at the Kent
School of Social Work at the University of Louisville.
Among Dr. Karam’s areas of clinical expertise are:
Conflictual couples
Conflict Avoidant Couples
Low intimacy couples
Couples struggling with infertility
Family boundaries and communication
Co-parenting techniques
Difficult adolescents
Adolescents with Academic and Social Pressures.

Related Links:

Emerging Adulthood wiki article – sample:

…in the Media

Emerging adulthood is not just an idea being talked about by psychologists, the media has begun to propagate the concept as well. Hollywood has produced multiple movies where the main conflict seems to be a “grown” adult’s reluctance to actually “grow” up and take on responsibility. Failure to Launch and Step Brothers are extreme examples of this concept. While most takes on emerging adulthood (and the problems that it can cause) are shown in a light-humored attempt to poke fun at the idea, a few films have taken a more serious approach to the plight. Adventureland, Take Me Home Tonight, Cyrus and Jeff, Who Lives at Home are comedy-dramas that exhibit the plight of today’s emerging adult. Television also is capitalizing on the concept of emerging adulthood with the two new sitcoms $h*! My Dad Says and Big Lake.[71]

However, it is not just on television where society sees the world becoming aware of this trend. In spring 2010, The New Yorker magazine showcased a picture of a post-grad hanging his Ph. D. on the wall of his bedroom as his parents stood in the doorway.[72] People do not have to seek out these media sources to find documentation of the emerging adulthood phenomenon. News sources about the topic are abundant. Nationwide, it is being found that people entering their 20s are faced with multitudes of living problems creating problems that this age group has received a lot of attention for. The Occupy movement is an example of what has happened to the youth of today and exhibits the frustration of today’s emerging adults. Other television shows and films showcasing emerging/early adulthood are Girls, How I Met Your Mother, Step Brothers and Less Than Zero.

What is it about 20 Somethings? (New York Times)


Couple Therapy

Marriage and Family Therapy (from Dr. Karem’s web page)
MFT at the University of Louisville


Shela Dean, 9:06pm to 10:00pm
Website: http://sheladean.com/

Shela Dean is a Relationship Coach, speaker and the bestselling author of Frequent Foreplay Miles, Your Ticket to Total Intimacy, a guide to improving emotional intimacy for couples, and ReDate Your Mate, 4 Steps to Falling in Love All Over Again (Boomer Edition).

It was during Shela’s two decades as an estate planning attorney, before retiring from law to begin relationship coaching, that she first began to notice and study the dynamics of married couples. Involved with her clients over prolonged periods of time, Shela not only witnessed their lives unfold, but helped them face such challenges as the death of a child or the loss of health or wealth. Because of her long-term involvement in her clients’ lives, Shela found herself counseling on relationship issues almost as much as on legal matters.

Since retiring from the practice of law, Shela Dean has shared her strategies for creating better relationships through one-on-one relationship coaching, seminars, and through her books. Her unique blend of humor, insight, and practical meat-and-potatoes approach helps couples find a better way to navigate the friendly, and sometimes not-so-friendly, skies of life while having a darned good time doing it.


  • How does an attorney become a relationship coach? Isn’t that an unusual path?
  • I’ve heard that the only demographic in which divorce is on the rise is the boomer generation. Why do you think that is?
  • Is date night important? (I’ll talk about why date night is important but that it’s not the same thing as “dating.”)
  • What’s the difference between dating and Re-Dating? (ReDating is a 4 step process to help couples create and sustain the relationship they want today one that works for them in today’s world.)
  • What’s the first step to ReDating your mate? (ReCreate the dating you. I’ll talk about why it’s so important to first have a great relationship with yourself, get rid of your “crap” and be fully realized so you’re someone you would want to date!)
  • What’s the second step? (ReJuvenate Dating Behavior by bringing the best of dating into your marriage and engaging in everyday emotional foreplay. Wracking up what I call Frequent Foreplay Miles.)
  • Where did the concept of Frequent foreplay Miles come from and what does it mean exactly? (I’ll talk about how the idea came about in my own marriage and what it means in everyday married life.)
  • What’s the third step? (ReAwaken the Dating Mindset by getting rid of the natural negative mindset and creating a positive mindset.)
  • What’s the fourth step? (ReVitalize Your Marriage Model by revamping your marriage into one that works for you today regardless of what “model” you married under.)
  • What’s the one piece of advice you give all couples?


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