And finally, it may have been a bad fit. Guo Jianmei, director of the center for women's studies at Beijing University, told a Newsday correspondent, "Walking marriages reflect sweeping changes in Chinese society. Jenn Mann has been a Beverly Hills Marriage, Family, and Child Therapist in private practice for more than twenty years, and is an expert in relationship issues, sex therapy, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression and anxiety. Bowers and Bieschke published a study that found, consistent with previous research, that heterosexual male therapists were more likely to view gay and lesbian individuals in negative terms, and even to rate them as being at a greater risk for violence and aggression. How to develop and sustain new habits as you navigate day-to-day frustrations that arise in your relationship. Show More The treatment approach I take with couples is based on a series of landmark studies on why relationships succeed or fail. These "unclear families" do not fit the mould of the monogamous nuclear family. This is not a lesbian relationship, but a means of legitimately expanding a royal lineage by attaching these wives' children to it. We have normal problems but nothing crisis level. Before these studies, therapists had to proceed on the basis of what generally accepted theories told them to do. Often, however, it is difficult to draw a hard and fast line between the two. Production history[ edit ] Season 2 saw the casting of actor Doug Hutchison and his wife, Courtney Stodden , whom he married when she was 16, and who was two weeks shy of her 18th birthday upon their arrival at the therapy center. In developed countries child marriage is outlawed or restricted. Polygamy Polygamy is a marriage which includes more than two partners. While a home owned by a married couple would automatically revert to the surviving partner if one spouse dies, for a gay or lesbian couple the family of the deceased partner could sue to own half or all the home. Heterosexuals can have clearly monogamous relationships and marriage often is , and so asking about monogamy without asking about infidelity leaves out quite a bit.