Book

overcomingyourparentsdivorceElisabeth’s book, Overcoming Your Parents’ Divorce: Five Steps to a Happy Relationship, a self-help book for adults with divorced parents, was published by New Horizon Press. The book was a Finalist in the 2008 “National Best Book Awards.”

 

While published in 2008, it was recently reviewed by the Adult Children of Divorce Ministries. For a review of the book at the Suite101.com site, go here. You can also hear Elisabeth discuss her book in a radio interview with Dr. Alvin Augustus Jones.

 

She has discussed her book on XM Radio’s “Broad Minded” show, on the UK’s Kerrang Radio, and on many other local stations throughout the United States. You can read an interview with Elisabeth and a feature story about the book in Your Tango magazine. You can find an article that she published, based on the book, in Self Help magazine. She has also been quoted in Salon.com.

Magazine and Television

In April, 2018, The New York Times published Elisabeth’s letter to the editor about Facebook use and social media consumption. In January, Elisabeth’s article about news consumption was featured on the homepage of The Washington Post. Elisabeth’s article about using films as a catalyst for change was also featured on The Washington Post home page. The comprehensive, unedited version of this article is posted here. Elisabeth’s article about film viewing and couples therapy was featured in Family Therapy Magazine.

Niki Novak was interviewed by Washington Post Express to discuss important considerations about moving in with your significant other.

Elisabeth, Spencer and Niki are regularly featured experts on Huffington Post’s new newsletter, The Good Life. Each week, the Thursday edition answers reader’s questions about love and relationships. To sign up, click here.

In October 2018, Elisabeth was interviewed by Politico about heightened politically related anxiety and media addiction. In September, Elisabeth was quoted in the Wall Street Journal discussing couples therapy and divorce. In July, Elisabeth was interviewed by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about heightened anxiety levels in response to current events and volatility on social media. She was also interviewed by Huffington Post Relationships about marital betrayals other than infidelity. In June, Elisabeth was interviewed by The History Channel to discuss the 20th anniversary of the television show Sex and the City. She was also interviewed by Huffington Post Relationships to discuss why some people tend to bounce straight from one relationship to the next. In April, Elisabeth was interviewed by Huffington Post Relationships about misconceptions regarding what married couples should have in common. In March, Elisabeth spoke with Health magazine about strategies for digital detoxing and with New York Magazine about the process of ending therapy. In February, Elisabeth discussed the dynamics of emotional labor and relationship red flags that are easily overlooked with Huffington Post Relationships. In November 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed by Huffington Post Weddings to discuss what it means to re-locate for love and ways to build a meaningful Thanksgiving. In October 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed for an article on Headspace.com, the popular meditation site, discussing strategies for raising self-esteem. In September 2017, Elisabeth was quoted in The Washington Post discussing couples who adopt pets together and in Huffington Post about signs that you are in a relationship with an unsuitable partner. She also was interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine in Japan about love and intimacy in romantic relationships. In August, Elisabeth was interviewed by Dow Jones for Money-ish to discuss marriages with a significant age difference, and she was interviewed by Huffington Post about the signs that your spouse may be having an emotional affair. In July 2017, she was featured in The Guardian discussing healthy ways to go through a difficult breakup and in the Psychotherapy Networker discussing the importance of respecting clients in therapy.

In October 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed for an article on Headspace.com, the popular meditation site, discussing strategies for raising self-esteem. In September 2017, Elisabeth was quoted in The Washington Post discussing couples who adopt pets together and in Huffington Post about signs that you are in a relationship with an unsuitable partner. She also was interviewed by Cosmopolitan Magazine in Japan about love and intimacy in romantic relationships. In August 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed by Dow Jones for Money-ish to discuss marriages with a significant age difference, and she was interviewed by Huffington Post about the signs that your spouse may be having an emotional affair. In July 2017, she was featured in The Guardian discussing healthy ways to go through a difficult breakup and in the Psychotherapy Networker discussing the importance of respecting clients in therapy. In July, she was also interviewed by the Huffington Post to discuss important topics to address before deciding to marry. In May 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed for an interesting HuffPo story detailing candid reasons women called off their engagements. April, Elisabeth commented for Huffington Post habits of resilience among married couples. In March, she was honored to present at the American Group Psychotherapy Association Annual Meeting. In January, Elisabeth was interviewed by the Huffington Post about things that matter less that you think when it comes to committed relationships and about what couples therapists notice in a first therapy session. In December 2017, Elisabeth was interviewed about qualities that lead to lasting relationships and also about frequent sources of tension for couples during the holiday season. In October, Elisabeth was interviewed about reasons for constant marital conflict.

Elisabeth is frequently interviewed by the Huffington Post  on a variety of relational topics such as: common co-parenting challenges divorced parents face, things married men dread hearing from their wives, the signs that you’re not ready to marry,  signs that your marriage is worth saving, the signs of a strong and satisfying relationship, ways to find closure in the wake of divorce, difficult but important topics to discuss before committing to marriage, why some women have a pattern of choosing unsuitable partners, common complaints of men in couples therapy, reasons some women develop a pattern of choosing unsuitable partners, candid reasons women called off their engagements, Huffington Post habits of resilience among married couples, things that matter less that you think when it comes to committed relationships, what couples therapists notice in a first therapy session, qualities that lead to lasting relationships, frequent sources of tension for couples during the holiday season and reasons for constant marital conflict.

Elisabeth spoke with W radio, one of the most popular radio stations in Latin America, to discuss internet dating and the psychological components of the common exit strategy of “ghosting”.  Elisabeth’s article on the importance of endings is featured in The National Psychologist.  

Elisabeth was featured on the NASW website for her article about “ghosting” and Elisabeth was interviewed for an article in Urban Family about how divorce impacts the friends of the divorcing couple.    In August, 2015 Elisabeth’s article on divorce was featured in the New Social Worker.  In January, 2015, Elisabeth was quoted in the Washington Post Express discussing couples moving in together.

Elisabeth’s article on how viewing certain films in conjunction with therapy can be a catalyst for change was featured on the home page of the Washington Post. A comprehensive, unedited version of this article is posted on YourTango.

 
Elisabeth appeared on Fox 5 to discuss why breaking up is getting harder to do in Washington. She also appeared on HuffPost Live to discuss parenting and divorce. She was quoted in Redbook Magazine about divorce, and in Fox News Magazine about breakups.

 

She was also interviewed on WTOP and by Washingtonian Magazine for an article about couples and exercise and Washington Post Express for an articles about breakups cohabitation and moving in together. Elisabeth is a frequently featured blogger on The Huffington Post.

Dating in DC; Why Breaking Up is Especially Hard to Do
Posted June 20, 2012
Out of the Woodwork
Posted June 2, 2011

Break-Up Boot Camp
Posted August 23, 2011

Divorce’s Dirty Little Secret
Posted January 3, 2011

What’s the Secret to Avoiding Divorce?
Posted February 21, 2011

Help: My Spouse Cheated!
Posted November 29, 2011



Video

Elisabeth recently had the exciting opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with relationship experts Esther Perel, Matthew Walters, Dr. Cynthia Chestnut and Lesli Doares. Topics included infidelity, motherhood, marriage, and whether couples who are happily married can benefit from couples therapy. Click on the links to view the conversation.