Entitled Teens: 3 Causes, 3 Solutions

Entitled teens feel they can do what they want and get away with it. Unfortunately to their own detriment often do. Three causes and their antidotes for reining in runaway teens

Are You a Quitter? Time to Bulk Up Your Willpower

The antidote to being a quitter is recognizing where you get stuck and learning to override these emotions. Tips for developing perseverance.

5 Ways Relationships Can Go Wrong (and 3 Ways to Fix Them)

Relationships get stuck or can't move forward because one or both partners don't feel safe. Here are 5 of the common causes and ways to make it better

3 Reasons We Can't Make Up Our Minds

Indecisive? Some causes and tips for learning to be bold.

4 Signs That Your Relationship May Be Over

Deciding to end a relationship can be anguishing. Some suggestions for when it's time to pull to plug and when to slow down

Procrastination 101: Determine the Source, Solve the Problem

Procrastination has many sources and determining your own goes a long way in putting procrastination to rest. Some of the common causes and their antidotes.

What Your Sexual Dreams Are Trying to Tell You

Sexual dreams, like other dreams, have layers of meaning. Some ideas about ways to decipher what your sexual dreams may be telling you.

Being a Great Manager: The Art of Supervision

Management is about leadership, fairness, clarity, flexibility. But with different staff with different personalities and experience, it's about adapting you style to best meet their needs. Some tips.

Relationship Roadblock? Define Your Values

It's easy for couples to hit roadblocks that turn into power struggles and reactions to control. Side-step it by talking about your values and what's really important to you

Inner Selves: Calming the Demons

We all have inner voices that criticize or make us anxious or simply make us feel bad, but can control our lives. Some tips for pushing back.

6 Tips for Managing Life With a Control Freak

It's difficult to live with someone who is always controlling in a variety of ways. Some tips for not taking it personally and for changing the dynamics.

How to Fix Any Problem: The 3 Step Approach

While the content of the problems we are forced to deal with every day constantly changes, the basic approach we need to put the problem to rest is always the same. Here are the three steps.

Affairs: The Healing Process

Affairs are devastating on so many levels, but at its core it is about trust and loss. A map for moving through the normal healing process.

2 Dating Mistakes You Don't Want to Make

It's natural to try and present your best self when dating and avoid confrontations. Makes sense but not a good idea. Here are some tips on making dating do what its supposed to do.

Having a Baby: When You Don't Agree

Being on different pages about having children can be a major relationship roadblock. The key is uncovering the problem under the problem -- some likely suspects.

The Ideal Family: How Do You Stack Up?

An ideal family isn't necessarily about children having manners or creating "quality time", but creating a healthy foundation and structure. Here's what you want to shoot for.

Your Anxiety & Relationships: Are You a Good Match?

There are 3 ways of coping with anxiety. How does your style match up with your partners?

2 Simple Steps to Get Along Better

Solving relationship problems is simple -- stop doing what the other guy hates, do more of what he likes. Where you get stuck is in getting stuck. Some ways to move forward and do the best you can do.

Mastering the 4 Stages of Development

Becoming an adult means moving through the 4 stages of development, but it's easy to get stuck. How to know when you are and what to do about it.

What's Your Leadership Style?

A look at healthy and unhealthy styles of leadership whether it be head of the PTO, a company, a middle manager, even a parent. Time to fill in the gaps.

How to Help Someone Make a Big Decision

Your friend, partner, child feels stuck and can't decide what to do next. Time for you to step up. Some dos and don'ts for helping them find their own solution.

The Appeal and the Risks of Rebound Relationships

Rebound relationships are alluring and dangerous and rarely turn out well. A look at the anatomy of the rebound and ways to break the cycle.

What's Your State of Mind?

We all move in and out of different mindsets throughout the day. The challenge is to recognize when we're beginning to fall into one of these emotional ditches and getting back on the rational road. Some tips.

5 Tips for Making Relationships Last

What's the secret to creating successful long-term relationships? Here are some tips.

Steppingstones: Surveying the Landscape of Your Life

Ira Progoff's steppingstone journal-writing exercise is a powerful way of reviewing and grasping the landscape of your life. Here are variations to try and learn from.

Do You Have a Life Plan?

Some of us build our lives, some of us discover them. What's important isn't the actual content of our goals, but the larger question of defining our way of determining them. Some food for thought.

9 Tips for Making Your Relationship a Priority

It's easy for relationships to fall to the back-burner. As a couple it's helpful to think of your relationship as a baby that you both want to tend to and help grow. Some tips for making your relationship a priority.

Making the Most of Brief Therapy

Brief therapy can and does work for many of us. Here are some tips for making the most of it.

Your Mind On Life: An Unofficial Journal to the First Half

Each decade has its own unique challenges and lessons. Like it or not we are forced to change or at least consider changing as we cross new psychological terrain. A 30 second unofficial map of what's possibly ahead.

Why We Tolerate What We Hate, and How to Stop

We all have some old emotional wounds that cause us to both hate certain ways others treat us, yet we tolerate them long after others wouldn't. Recognizing your wounds and learning to heal them is the key to managing close relationships.