Odd Couple House Mates

Decades ago intergenerational living was widespread, ofen for economic reason. From the mid-1950s, nuclear families became the norm. Today's convulsive economic upheaval has seen a return of multi-generational housing situations. And as my recent experience with my grandson attests, while it may not be a familar phenomenom, it definitely has its pluses for young and old.

Forever Young - Through Humor and Surgery

The late comic icon, Joan Rivers, like writer Daphne Merkin, and psychologist/blogger, Joan Ullman, have all voiced at times extreme unhappiness with their physical appearance - what in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders) is termed Bodily Dysmorphic Disorder. But far from having been undone, each woman triumphed over her affliction.

Yearning for a Friendly Divorce

Most divorcing couples hope to reach an amicable solution. Instead, their aspirations often end in bitterness, resentment and prolonged unhappiness for their children. Actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her musician husband Chris Martin recently introduced a new term for this often-doomed aspiration: conscious uncoupling. Here's a humorous take on a serious subject.

Woody-Mia Redux

A second look at the Woody-Mia custody battle suggests that Woody may have been right all along.