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Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue Live Q&A Event

The couple shares their expertise about managing relationships

Coronavirus: Strengthening Relationships Over Time

AARP The Magazine Presents: Strengthening Relationships Over Time

Thursday, June 18, 2020

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The pandemic has resulted in many couples spending more time at home together. This experience can benefit or challenge any relationship. This live Q&A video event featured two couples who shared their expertise about managing relationships during the COVID-19 outbreak while navigating a loss of routine, increased stress, anxiety and health concerns. 

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Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue are coauthors of the book What Makes a Marriage Last: 40 Celebrated Couples Share with Us the Secrets to a Happy Life. Marlo is an award-winning actress, author and activist whose body of work continues to impact American entertainment and culture. Phil is a writer, producer, journalist and media pioneer who revolutionized the talk-show format. 

Julia L. Mayer, Psy.D., and Barry J. Jacobs, Psy.D., are co-authors of the new book Love and Meaning: The 10 Challenges to Great Relationship—and How to Overcome Them. Dr. Mayer is a clinical psychologist who has been counseling individuals and couples for almost 30 years. Dr. Jacobs has nearly 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist, family therapist, and principal at Health Management Associates, a national healthcare consulting firm.

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