“I love my husband. But his mother…” “Why doesn’t my daughter-in-law like me?” “My brother-in-law ruins every family gathering.” From wedding preparations to holiday celebrations to parenting and childcare, why are in-laws so often nothing but thorns in our sides? Here are six simple, psychologically-based steps for dealing with these difficult family relationships.
Do you know your child's sexual needs? By understanding and responding to your child's sexual needs you help to establish his or her healthy sexual self and set them on the path toward self confidence.
Filtering our personal goals through a self-critical lens only sets us up for failure. With that in mind, I propose a new list of deeply rewarding and reachable resolutions. These activities have been proven to benefit us on every level, increasing both the quality and length of our lives.
Survivors of tragedies struggle in ways that most people find hard to understand. The emotions are complex and confusing. The feelings depend upon on the psychological makeup of the individual involved and vary depending on the nature of the traumatic event -- but one emotion felt by many is guilt.
"Do you believe that lost desire can be reclaimed? Specifically, in a long, happy enough marriage, where sexual desire and satisfaction used to exist, can we find a new way to pleasure when it's been gone for a while?"
When the lay public and health professionals think of osteoporosis, they think of post-menopausal women. However, there is increasing recognition that osteoporosis frequently occurs as a result of the malnutrition associated with anorexia nervosa. And because osteoporosis is associated with women, it is often forgotten in males with the disorder.
Possibly one of the most frequent cause of sleep disruption is worry. While all ages can experience this sleep nuisance, it is especially troubling in middle age. What can you do to combat worry from keeping you from a good night's sleep?
After a holiday of excessive family togetherness, the findings of a recent study from Denmark might be met with a certain amount of skepticism -- that having children actually makes their parents live longer. Or at least keeps them from dying young.
Pamela Paul's article, titled Kramer.com vs. Kramer.com, is about new online software for divorced couples that allows them to communicate solely via email and text. The article promotes the vision of divorced couples warring mercilessly.
I seem to have problems sustaining friendships. I must be doing something wrong. I don’t feel that I am insecure or depressed or even needy! But after a few months my new friendships seem to just stop.
Do you have trouble asking for the things you want? Many people are intimidated by the prospect of stating their needs to others, especially in the notoriously sensitive areas such as money, sex, and interpersonal relationships. This 9-step guide will give you some psychology-tested solutions to these common challenges.
Darkness is at its peak. We just experienced Newtown. Many of us are struggling and worried. Even Congress is ruptured. For one day, light comes into the darkness. Let's see how Christmas be a force for change.