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I have been writing about issues of health and our hearts forever — from my days at The New York Times and at Yale’s Department of Psychiatry. Now, while still an Associate Fellow at Yale’s Ezra Stiles College, I am broadening the focus of my relationship columns for The Providence Journal. Here are the Sunday Columns with interviews from nationally recognized physicians, psychiatrists, and experts in the field of marriage and family.
Now that I am a regular Relationship Columnist for the Lifebeat section and health columnist for the Thrive section, as of January 2011 these articles are now bi-monthly.
Rita Watson: Romance, scandal and royals
Jun 05, 2011 -
From the romantic wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton to the scandal of Arnold Schwarzenegger — the good news in this article is that marriage is stabilizing according to the US Census Bureau and the National Marriage Project at the University of Virginia.
Apr 03, 2011 - Interviews included:
- James Ellison, MD, Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry, Harvard;
- David Knopman, M.D., co-investigator at the Mayo Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center;
- Daniel Z. Press, M.D., neurologist at the Division of Behavioral Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Interviews included: Bradford Wilcox, Ph.D., sociologist,and director of the Marriage and Family Project at the University of Virginia as well as: “ReWire Your Brain For Love,” author Marsha Lucas, Ph.D., and Julie Spira, best-selling author of “The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a Hopeful Romantic Looking for Love Online.”
Gratitude as an attitude December 5, 2010/ Interviews with Dr. Robert Emmons, UC Davis, Dr. Jeremy Froh, Hofstra, Gretchen Rubin, author “The Happiness Project.”
Overselling infidelity on the Internet |Sunday, Aug 1, 201o/ Interviews with Professor Edward O. Laumann, University of Chicago and Dr.Ruth Westheimer
Technology marches on in the bedroom /Interviews with Michael Coates, MD, chairman of the Family Medicine Department at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and James D. E llison, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Feb 14, 2010 -
Rita Watson: The exploding world of soft porn for women
Dec 06, 2009 -
Rita Watson: The exploding world of soft porn for women. … Rita Watson is a monthly contributor and editor of GreenLegals.com and RitaWatson Relationships.com.
Rita Watson: Women’s weight and romance
Nov 01, 2009 -
Rita Watson: Women’s weight and romance. 01:00 AM EDT on Sunday, November
1, 2009. By RITA WATSON. When Glamour magazine featured …
Rita Watson: Trying to hammer out happiness
Oct 04, 2009 -
Rita Watson: Trying to hammer out happiness. … Rita Watson, a monthly contributor,
is editor of www.GreenLegals.com and www.RitaWatson.com.
Madoff’s Mistress, Marijuana, and Love Addiction Sunday, September 6, 2009, Providence Journal
Politics, Sex, and Scandal Sunday, July 5, 2009, Providence Journal
Our Love Affair with Green Sunday June 7, 2009, Providence Journal (Inspired GreenLegals.com)
Looking for love from Wall Street to Main StreetSunday, May 3, 2009, Providence Journal
Sinatra, my father, and memories good and bad, Sunday, April 5, 2009, Providence Journal
“Condomania” can deter infectious love Sunday, March 1, 2009 (Providence Journal)
Privacy Paranoia: Dementia and Seizures,Sunday, February 1, 2009 and
Seeking Happiness: You Need Non-Pill Coping Skills, too Sunday, December 7th, 2008 and World NewsNetwork: /Rita_Watson
Money Woes Make for Grumpy Couples, Sunday, November 3, 2008
Marrying their Mrs. Robinson (Cougar Love and Longevity), Sunday, October 5, 2008
Neuroimaging and Love Lies, Sunday, September 7, 2008
Cheating, chemo, commitment , Sunday, August 17, 2008, editorial, The Providence Journal
Of DNA and Desire, Sunday, August 3, 2008 Heart flutter romance may soon be replaced by DNA dating and brain wave sex.
New Rules for Open Marriage Sunday, July 6, 2008
Married but Cheating (online) Ask Dr. Ruth: Infidelity on the Rise (newspaper title, Sunday June 1, 2008)
How To Predict Heart Attacks (online) Sexercise: Avoiding Heart Attack Begins with Gentle Word,(newspaper version) Sunday, May 4, 2008
Hormones, Spring Fever, and Sex Sunday, April 6, 2008
Money, Marriage, Sex and Secrets Sunday, March 2, 2008
Challenges for Returning Soldiers: Havoc with Heath and Relationships Sunday, February 3, 2008
When sex trumps the king (Nov 2007)
Sex and smiling seniors (Oct 2007)
Sexual shutout in hidden agenda hell (Sept 2007)
Overdrive in the passive-aggressive lane (Aug 2007)
If it floats your boat / editorial (May 2007)
Words that harm, words that heal October 2, 2006