Our eyes, gestures, and tone bring us together in a more profound way than words alone. It’s why we look hopefully toward the return of in-person, face-to-face connection.
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Embracing transitions and change
Abigail Brenner M.D.
Relationships are always changing and evolving. It's essential to take the time and effort to reconnect and recommit.
Setting personal boundaries is essential to maintaining integrity. Shelter-in-place with others challenges us to find ways to keep our space and distance.
These are times when all humans are being challenged by a potential killer. While we understand the gravity of the situation, we need to look at the positives coming out of this.
It is our obligation and duty to not only raise our children but to give them every opportunity to experience life and expand their world.
Is living in the past preventing you from moving forward? Here are some ways to master the past and use what you've learned to create a better future.
Uncertainty—that in-between phase when you don't know what will happen and have little control over the outcome—can be very unsettling. Here's how to make it work for you.
When a relationship—one you have invested your time, effort, and emotions in—shows signs of falling apart and can't be salvaged, how do you bring closure in a way that respects both parties?
Kristina Schellinski, a Jungian analyst, offers a consciousness-raising path of individuation to help adult replacement children become the unique people that they are.
Change is inevitable. Why fight it when you can effectively learn how to work with it to change your life for the better.
While it's admirable to please others, where do you draw the line? How much do you give before you're giving yourself away? Learn to stand up for yourself to get what you need.
The loss of a love relationship can be devastating. Navigating loss successfully is essential to regaining a sense of self and emerging with hope for the future.
Who we are is heavily influenced by our key relationships. But what about our relationship with ourselves? Knowing who we are helps us create the life we want.
We get so caught up in habit of living daily life that we often forget to be present in the moment. Being present to and for life is a great gift to give ourselves.
Some people want to have a relationship with you for all the wrong reasons. Here are some strategies to avoid being drawn in by them.
Sometimes, a relationship can get off track. Instead of working on it together as a couple, one of the spouses might find comfort and attention with someone else. What to do?
You want the two people you love so much—your spouse and your mother—to get along. But often, they don't. Here's how to avoid getting caught in the middle.
Some equate toxic people with a specific personality disorder and are offended at how they are referred to and treated. Toxic isn't limited to any one group & can refer to anyone.
Many people look forward to the holidays. But once they're here, you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Enjoy your holidays by planning ahead.
Sometimes partners love differently. If your relationship is a lot of work and your partner seems passive or disinterested, don't ignore your feelings.
What helps some people get through life's challenges while others seem incapable of handling difficulties? Resilience---the ability to bounce back when bad things happen.
We all experience anxiety, but excessive or inappropriate anxiety can make you feel overwhelmed or out of control. Here are useful strategies to help you cope in difficult times.
More ideas about what it takes to keep the flame alive in your relationship.
Relationships are works in progress. It's easy to get caught up in the routine of life. We need to find ways to honor our partner and keep the spark of love and respect alive.
Technology has afforded us so much. But what are we missing when we spend too much time on the Internet?
Before you embark on any major endeavor it's a good idea to map out what you want to happen and how to accomplish it. Past experiences and transitions provide vital information.
By allowing our lives to mimic the cycles of Nature we are reminded that there are always opportunities to change or start over.
Mastering your emotions, no matter what the situation, is a powerful strategy and tool to help you get through life in the best possible way.
Sometimes we're forced into situations we have little control over. Being related is one such circumstance. Be true to yourself while being sensitive to others.
Often managing our own lives is a big job. Now imagine what it's like when you invite another person to share your life. There are essential questions to ask before you commit.
We all make resolutions to start a new year. But do we keep them or do we just make the same resolutions every year without results? Here's a new way to look at making change.
Abigail Brenner, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is the author of Transitions: How Women Embrace Change and Celebrate Life and other books.