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Should Schools Teach Relationship Ed?

By Karen Salmansohn on June 22, 2011 in Bouncing Back
Here's an idea for how to lower the divorce rate for the next generation!

The Secret to Finding Your "Perfect" Mate

What is it that enables some couples to navigate the down times in such a way that they are able to create a long-lasting, mutually gratifying relationship?

When 51 Marries 16: You Do The Math

"What can you say about a 51-year-old man who marries a 16-year-old girl?"

Yesterday's story concerning the wedding of what's-his-name to what's-her-name, the one that's been making "entertainment news headlines" (is entertainment news" an oxymoron?) has, I'll admit, captured my attention.

Are You Trapped in a Bad Relationship…With Your Job?

High-achieving women often stay at their job, even when it's beating them up, because they love the illusion of the job based on a distant memory of what it once was and what it once meant to them. But in a bad relationship, love or no love, illusion or not, when the situation doesn't change, it's important to get out for two important reasons.

Your Child’s Self Esteem Starts With You

All parents both love and hate themselves, and they extend both of these reactions to their children.

Why Men Behave Badly: Causality vs. Morality

Many of the recent discussions about "men behaving badly" have been confounded by attempts to simultaneously understand the phenomenon and condemn it. But like oil and water, causality and morality often don't mix well. If we wish to reduce behavior that we find morally objectionable, having an accurate understanding of why it occurs is an essential first step.

Where Lesbians Are Legal

A meditation on why my friend and her wife are not yet telling their young children that they've gotten married.

How to Become A Great Finisher

If you are guilty of being a good starter, but a lousy finisher - at work or in your personal life - you have a very common problem. Fortunately, there's a simple and effective solution.

The Big Deal About Breasts

By Sam Sommers on June 22, 2011 in Science Of Small Talk
They say the most important word to include in a book title is "you" because it draws the reader in and makes the topic seem relevant and accessible. Well, allow me to offer a web-based caveat to this axiom: the most important word to include in a blog post title is "breasts"...

Defense Against Manipulative Dating Games 2: Taking Too Much

Have you ever been tricked by a date or lover "playing games" with you? Learn how to prevent them from giving too little...or taking too much.

Watching Out for the Gorilla

By Julie K Hersh on June 22, 2011 in Struck By Living
How well do you know your teens in your practice or in your home?

Help! My Child Is Screaming On The Floor, Now What?

Stop tantrums and meltdowns with these 5 creative tips.

Would Buddha Make a To-Do List?

Detach yourself from false ego concerns and procrastination by taking a path of self-improvement and accomplishment. Use a custom to-do list as your guide.

How Keeping a Zen Mind Can Save a Relationship

Three Zen masters—one from Korea, one from Vietnam, and one from the United States—have offered powerful teachings to keep us from rushing to judgment about others, teachings that can save a relationship.

How to Define Emotional Infidelity: Different Types Cheating

By Seth Meyers Psy.D. on June 22, 2011 in Insight Is 20/20
Think carefully about how you define cheating.

Wild Resistance

By Jennifer Hamady on June 22, 2011 in Finding Your Voice
Why do we- in life, in relationships, and in creativity- so often cling to self-consciousness, when joy and self-expression are so freeing and freely available?

Procrastination Nation

Let's face it: You are procrastinating. Even as you read these words you are avoiding doing something that you "should" be doing. And that's okay (as long as you keep reading my post). Americans are superbly efficient at at least two things: 1) Keeping Sarah Palin in the popular press, and 2) Procrastination. Now that I think about it, perhaps those two are linked.

When a Sister-In-Law Becomes a Frenemy

You married your husband and not his sister; sometimes relationships with a boyfriend or spouse's siblings can be tough to negotiate. It sounds like your sister-in-law may be very protective of her brother and jealous of his relationship with you

Stake Land drives home its message

By Ethan Gilsdorf on June 21, 2011 in Geek Pride
This doomed world may feel familiar, full of paranoia and desperation, but Stake Land remains one of the genre’s smartest entries in years.