Stop the Family From Going Sideways Over the Holidays

Getting together with family over the holidays can be difficult for some people. Steps can be taken to make the time a little easier.

Horizontal Relationships: Affection, Ambivalence, Ambiguity

Relationships with siblings and friends can be hard to characterize. We need to get comfortable with them not being perfect.

Fathers-and-Sons-in-Law: When Things Go Well

What helps sons-in-law to be drawn to fathers-in-law?

Friends in High Places From Aristotle's View

How does President Trump make and maintain friendships? He seems pretty typical.

How Couples Can Stay Friends When Politics Are So Hot

Helping to maintain couple friends when political views get overly heated.

Losing Friends and Family Over the Election?

I hate my friend/spouse/partner because he or she is voting for Clinton/Trump!

5 Key Issues in Difficult Adult Sibling Relationships

Do therapists know the importance of discussing sibling relationships with clients? Here are five things they should consider.

Adult Sibling Relationships: What People Ask About Them

At a public forum on adult sibling relationships, many complicated issues get raised.

Adult Sibling Relationships: Hard to Research and to Grasp

Researching adult sibling relationships is a daunting task given the many forms that relationships take.

Not having a Norman Rockwell holiday with your siblings?

Not looking forward to that family get together? Join a long list of others who struggle with their adult sibling relationships

When Sibling Ties Break, Can Families Reconnect?

Are sibling relationships getting you down this time of year?

Rock songs that could work for the Presidential candidates

What if Beatles songs were assigned to the presidential candidates?

Young Couples and Their Couple Friends

How do newly-formed couples make friends with other couples?

Fathers in Prison

Father's Day when dad is incarcerated

The Death of Freddie Gray

Freddie Gray - Rest in Peace

Why Couples Need Other Couples

Couples should consider spending Valentine's Day with another couple they both admire and respect. Seeing a spouse/partner happy in a couple's friendship can make that spouse/partner even more attractive.

Five Tips for College FIrst Year Going Home for Thanksgiving

College freshmen returning home for Thanksgiving can take steps to make this visit more comfortable for themselves and their family. Consider these five tips for an easier visit.

Father's Day for Incarcerated Dads: Staying Involved

For incarcerated fathers, having a contact visit with a child can be emotional and potentially redemptive.

Teachers and the Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing

Teachers play a central role in helping students heal after trauma.

Ambiguous Loss and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 presents us with another painful example of ambiguous loss.

Obama Is Typical of Men His Age When It Comes to Friendships

Obama is believed to not have many friends—but he is where many men of his age are.

College Freshmen Heading Home for Thanksgiving

Five tips for making sure your first visit home from college does not go foul

Build Friendships with Couples and Members of the Other Sex

Being friends with another couple allows you to have an opposite sex friend and strengthen your own relationship

Tips for Freshmen Guys in Making Friends Part II

How guys can make friends their freshman year - Five more suggestions

Tips for Guys Making Friends At College

Guys making friends as a new college freshman

Fathers' Days Behind Bars

Fathers need to stay involved with their children, even from prison.

Graduating MSW Students—Are They Ready For the World?

A number of my students are graduating soon. Are they prepared?

Playing Tag with men friends

A 24 year-long game of tag between guy friends! Wow!