Founder of Last Ditch Therapy
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My husband and I fought constantly. We didn't understand that the horrible things we were saying to each other in each fight were slowly destroying our relationship...

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Top 10 Media Appearances

Shame and Blame: Why Washington Needs Couples Therapy
      Article by Martina Stewart.

The Fight That Can Save Your Marriage
      O The Oprah Magazine (US and South Africa); O Newsletter (front page)

The Fight With Many Faces
      Reader’s Digest

Breaking the Argument Cycle
      Interviewed by Alexia Delchiaro
      Good Morning San Diego, KUSI TV, San Diego, CA

Breaking the Argument Cycle
      Interviewed by Frank Mallicoat
      CBS 5 Bay Sunday, KPIX TV 5 CBS, San Francisco, CA

What We Can Learn About Relationships from Politically Divided Couples
      Article by Emanuella Grinberg.

How to Prevent a Fight From Escalating
      Article by Tracy Miller
      Prevention Magazine.

4 Words to Say to Him Every Day
      Redbook Magazine.

The Separation of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver
      Interviewed by Isabel Duron
      KRON 4 News Weekend, KRON 4 TV, San Francisco, CA

Mel Gibson's Rants: What the Therapists Think
      Sharon quoted by, Belinda Luscombe, Time Magazine’s Editor-at-Large
      The Insider Television Show., Yahoo!

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Sharon M. Rivkin, MA, MFT

Sharon M. Rivkin, licensed marriage family therapist in Santa Rosa, California, and author, speaker, and educator, is a nationally recognized marriage expert who’s been in private practice for over 30 years. She is the author of Breaking the Argument Cycle: How to Stop Fighting Without Therapy and developer of the First Argument Technique, a 3-step argument resolution system that helps couples fix their relationships and understand why they fight.

Sharon’s expertise includes argument resolution, and helping and educating couples on how to survive an affair and recover from the infidelity, with special emphasis on teaching couples how to build a strong relationship foundation so that the chance of an affair ever happening is greatly minimized. In addition, because Facebook is cited in 1 out of every 5 divorces in the United States, Sharon educates couples on the dangers of Facebook (and other social media outlets) on their primary relationships, distinguishing curiosity from cheating, and what to do if a significant beaother crosses the Facebook line.

Sharon’s work has been featured in O Magazine, O Newsletter, Redbook, Reader's Digest,,,, and She’s an expert at, where she contributes monthly articles on hot relationship topics. She’s appeared on TV, Martha Stewart Whole Living Radio, and makes regular radio appearances nationwide.

Sharon as Expert:

  • Expert and Monthly Columnist. (7/08-6/10; 9/11-Present).
  • Expert and Monthly Columnist. (2/13-Present).
  • Resident therapist for Coach Ron Tunick’s, “The Business of Life Show.” KKZZ Radio AM 1400. (8/10-5/12).

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