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How to build a better relationship with your kids—even when they're driving you crazy.
Jeffrey Bernstein Ph.D.
Do you have a struggling adult child who makes unfair demands, guilts you, or manipulates you? Stop being a perpetual crisis responder!
Is unfairly imposed guilt blinding you from seeing how your emotionally abusive adult child treats you? Can you identify with any of these three telltale signs?
Getting out of the guilt trap is a must for parents of adult children who struggle.
Couples who find their way back to love discover this along the way.
When people with ADHD lie, they truly tend to see it as a false sense of security when coping with life's difficult situations.
These powerful Do's and Don'ts of communicating with your adult child while in college can make a huge difference in how much she or he will open up to you.
Struggling adult children can be highly emotionally draining on their parents. Take a closer look at how you may be helping or hindering the situation to improve.
Men continually tell me that they feel weak when admitting their fears to their intimate partners. Tragically, men tend to unhealthily express their anxieties through anger.
Making a shift in how we relate to our struggles can deter us from being our own worst enemies.
These strategies will quickly help you notice your anxious thoughts in a less disruptive way and calm you down far better than trying to force them to go away.
The key to a happy relationship is about being aware of how you think, feel, and behave.
Including this one really empowering word in your self-talk is very effective for moving out of "Worry Wasteland."
If you are concerned that manipulation is playing a negative role in your loving relationship, then read about this surefire way to not fall prey to it.
Are you feeling stuck in the same fruitless communication loop with your adult child? Here are seven words suggested by an adult child that you may just find very helpful.
Here is a hidden three-word short story that is often misread by angry men and those who know them.
Are you feeling stuck in between your adult child and partner? There are constructive ways to get out.
Is toxic scorekeeping weighing down your loving relationship? Here are three ways to stop scorekeeping in its tracks!
At an impasse with a dependent, stalled out adult child? Try saying these seven words before you say anything else.
Intimate partners in even the best of loving relationships can have negative thoughts about one another. But these five toxic thoughts can lurk in your mind and destroy your love.
Is your unjustifiable, yet unshakable, guilt making you vulnerable to the manipulations of your adult older child?
Is your child or teen's defiant behavior maddening? Do consequences only make things worse?
Is it the real thing or just a fling? Here are three quick reality checks to help you find out.
Your past negative experiences may be getting in the way of finding new, healthy love. Here are three ways to move on.
If you want to feel emotionally closer to your partner, in a healthy way, here are three ways to get there.
Stop waiting to get motivated. If you say these three words, you will instantly have all the motivation you need.
Helping versus enabling a dependent adult child is often an emotionally charged topic. Here are some guiding principles to help.
Make your relationship stronger by avoiding those urges to say hurtful things!!
Relationships take work. But are you working smart or are you working too hard. Learn these three ways to manage toxic thoughts to improve your relationship.
If you want to truly feel happier doing these two things will help you right away!
Falling back in love comes easily when you clear out your toxic thoughts. Here is how to do it.
Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D., is a psychologist and the author of four books, including 10 Days to a Less Defiant Child.