Freud's brilliant insight, "Groups take on the personality of the leader," is worth taking to heart. Policy matters, but so does personality. What Presidential personality traits do Americans seek in these treacherous economic times?
Even the most endearing of babies manage from time to time to do things that are provocative. It's best though to eliminate punishing them or even getting mad. There's less stressful, less hurtful, and far more effective ways to take charge.
Couples with a large chronilogical age difference may initially feel very similar in terms of emotional age. Still, they are likely to face logistical challenges vis a vis their life-stage differences. She may be eager for children, when he's wanting to visit the grandkids.
How will the age differences affect them twenty years later?
"You have to fight to feel good." In my twenties, when I was living in New York with a group of post-college friends, Bob was a tall handsome young man in our cadre who took this slogan about protests as his raison d'etre. But is it true? When are protests and fights good for you?
Life similarly brings choice-points where we feel caught between wants and shoulds or frustrated when a loved one wants one thing and we want another.
Do your choice-points tend to mire you in inner conflict? In tensions and arguments with loved ones? Strong skills for creating win-win solutions sustain personal well-being and harmonious relationships.