There are many temptations to organize our life around the experience of earlier trauma. But that may short-change the future—which starts by our envisioning something better.
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How to build a better relationship with your kids—even when they're driving you crazy.
Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D.
The best way for parents to end the blame game is to compassionately stop being sucked into it. Here is how to do it.
When defiant children of any age say very upsetting things, these become moments of truth for parents. Are you ready for them?
If you are staying in a relationship that you really want to get out of, isn't it time to understand why you are struggling so much?
If anxiety stops you from thriving, read on for three powerful ways to reclaim your best self.
If you think your relationship is toxic and you feel like the walking wounded, you owe it to yourself to take a closer look at the toll it's taking on you.
If you cannot stop your adult child from manipulating you, the first thing to do is take an honest look in the mirror.
The best gift you can give your adult child is to think and say "No More" when they sling toxic guilt your way.
If you are the parent of an adult child with autism, read this to feel less alone and more empowered.
Saying these two words will help lower your anxiety and change your life for the better.
Most people struggle with being able to apologize in a way that is truly meaningful. Read on to make your apology convey true meaning and be more effective.
If you're exasperated from dealing with your adult child's disrespectful attitude, endless drama, and entitled demands, isn't it time to say "enough"?
Feeling like you are not attracted to your partner makes sense when they are not acting like a grown-up. Here's how to tell if this is the case and what to do about it.
If you are feeling resistant to moving on from an unhealthy relationship, take a look in your personal accountability mirror to see if any of these four signs are staring back.
Are you a permissive parent or do you know one? Learn the negative impact of being too permissive and what you can do to change it.
If you have a child or know one who struggles to focus, it is time to pay attention to what can really help them succeed.
Proven and healthy ways for parents to cope when being manipulated by a child who is an adult.
If you feel unsatisfied with the level of love in your relationship, this may just be what is truly missing to make you feel happier.
You have much more control over stopping family drama than you think. Doubtful? Try these 3 surefire strategies.
Do you feel disappointed in your level of happiness? If so, your view of happiness may be distorted and could be the source of your struggles.
We must learn to see and hear when children and teens are hurting to truly be able to help them.
Your struggling adult child who is hurting and lashing out may be emotionally constipated. Here is what this means and how to tell if it's the case.
If you are struggling right now, you are living among the vast majority of the human community. Learning to accept your pain will likely be the first crucial step to feeling better.
Do you let any of these three negative behaviors get in the way with your intimate partner?
The person you see in your mirror plays the biggest role in how vulnerable you are to being manipulated by your adult child. Read on to learn how to break free.
Three ways to stop enabling a struggling adult child's toxic attacks and manipulations, and change things for the better.
Do you feel drained after speaking with your partner about your relationship? If so, read this for ways to turn potential conflicts into calm, constructive conversations.
This 12-word question, when expressed from your heart, can turn around a challenging relationship with your struggling adult child.
Emotional intelligence is truly a gift that keeps on giving. Here is how to give it to a struggling adult child.
The role of financial literacy in truly feeling good about yourself.
You may be skeptical that this one word can stop your negative thoughts. Nevertheless, you owe it to yourself to try it.
Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of seven books, including 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child.