Going Home for the Holidays — Tragedy or Comedy?

If a family’s drama can’t be handled or the dysfunction runs too deep or lies too close to the surface, keeping your distance may be the only choice. In other cases, do what you can to show how well you’ve turned out — because of, or in spite of, the family that raised you.

5 Resolutions for Enhancing Intimate Relationships

Finding true love is seldom easy, but maintaining it for the long-term can be challenging, too. Here are 5 resolutions that may up your odds in keeping the romance alive.

Be Thankful

Have you hugged yourself yet today?

Do Parents Make Their Children Fat?

Research suggests that it’s not just unhealthy food choices that are putting the pounds on our children; parenting style also has a significant impact on childhood obesity.

Not Everything Happens for a Reason

Loss, suffering, hurt, trauma, these are not things we “get over,” they are things we learn to put into perspective and that become a part of who we are becoming.

Sunday Syndrome: Mourning the Weekend That Got Away

Sunday Syndrome is the term used to describe the psychological distress we experience as we see the tail end of the weekend disappearing as the dawn of a new workweek creeps up that much closer.

When a Friend's "Helpful Comments" Go Too Far

Do you really want your friend to answer the question, "Do these jeans make me look fat?" honestly -- no matter who's around -- or is there a preferred time and place for the "Denim Inquisition" or other "touchy" topics?

Get Emotionally Fit (and Happy) in 4 Easy Steps

The brain is an amazing organ — although its weight is not but a small fraction of a human’s overall heft, it's certainly kept busy dealing with the “weightier” matters in life!

What makes Online Friendships Work?

Can online "friendships with strangers" be as meaningful as face-to-face friendships can be?

The Motherhood Constellation

Does motherhood change how a woman views the world?

3 Ways to Deal With Anger on the Job

Keeping your cool and letting things go may be essential on the job

Is It Time to End a Friendship?

How often do you prefer to hide behind texts or emails when you have a difficult message to convey?

Balancing Old and New Friendships Isn't Always Easy

How do you strike a balance between variety in friendship groups while forging deeper bonds with a chosen few?

4 Amusing Tricks for Slaying the Afternoon Energy Slump

When we have to stay alert to finish a job, it is helpful to have a few different tricks up your sleeve to beat the fatigue that comes from sitting at a desk all day.

Bromance and Tribe Identity

Women need to talk about relationships, while men would rather just live them.

The 'Big 3' Keys to Relationship Success

Learning to navigate the “Big 3” relationship deal-makers and to use friendship-cementing behaviors offer a little extra assurance that your love is here to stay.

Siblings for Life or Friends Forever? Adult Sibling Rivalry

What do you do when sibling rivalry follows you into adulthood?

8 Tips for Helping Kids Cope with Friendship Disappointments

How do you help your child learn from a friendship disappointment?

Deal or No Deal? Exploring Relationship Deal Breakers

What are the turn-ons and what are the turn-offs when you scan the personal ads? What happens when the "dream date" turns into a "worst case scenario"?

3 Ways You Need to Invest in Your Relationship Every Day

When the physical hunger starts to wane, what can you do to keep the fire of steady love stoked?

More Tips for Mothers of Adult Addicts

Parenting an adult addict is a difficult path. How different is parenting the recovering adult addict?

Sex: The Pursuit of Immortality at the Cost of Immorality?

Our minds are wired for survival, but what happens when the technology and abundance of contemporary life lead some of us to "eat beyond fullness" in terms of sex, diet, and information?

How to Confront a Friend Who Really Needs It

Sometimes, an all-out “friendervention” is the last hope for that friend in the group whose behavior drives everyone else a little too crazy.

4 Signals a Friendship Has Gone Wrong (and What to Do Next)

Risky relationships won't always pay off!

Should you be Friends and Lovers? You Bet!

Friendship leads to lasting romance and sharing a meal with your beloved may help the flame of romance burn a little brighter.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself when a Friend Lets You Down

We cannot always blame a friend when the bonds of a friendship are broken.

Why Do Women Outlive Men?

If women are the "weaker sex," how do they manage to outlive men?

4 Keys to Happiness

Happiness is not about what you need from others, it is really about what you are willing to give to others.

How to Escape a Master Manipulator

The best way to handle the manipulative people in our lives is to become less manipulatable. We are only as easily manipulated as we choose to be – manipulators make us feel good when we bend to their needs.

It's a Step, Not a Stop, on Your Journey

Savor every single step of the journey for what it is . . . . a step, not your final "stop."