Relationships & Family

Strengthen Your Love Map

The Love Map, is a road map of one’s partner’s inner psychological world. It involves the couple knowing one another and periodically updating this knowledge. Allocate “cognitive room” for your...

For the first 10 years of my work as a psychiatrist, I did not think much about trauma. I was in my 30s, and many of the people I worked with were not much older than I was.

In the first flush of my marriage, most of my efforts were...

On Silence

Silence is a good friend. It allows for the natural progression of things. Still, I remain nervous, anxious as ever to fill the...

I find that I’m zipping my lip lately, most often when I’m around our grown children. Since both sons live far away, we don’t have the luxury of casual get-togethers in which mundane conversations evolve giving a mother a clue as to what is going...

The teen years can be rocky both for kids and parents. You want them to be happy, have friends, and be successful in their lives. Yet, many days they don’t seem up to playing the part you were hoping for them. Your teen may come across as moody,...

Say you are presented with an exercise where someone asks you to draw a map of your home. You would likely start with your front door, or maybe a simple outline of the framework of your house. Once you divided the space with walls, doors, and...

For many of us our computers, smartphones, and tablets have taken over our lives, inserting themselves into more and more places as they have replaced functions that used be done by multiple devices, or by time-tested analog technologies. 

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One of the most important skills we learn as girls is the ability to ask without knowing the outcome: to apply for an opportunity we might not get, to raise our hand even if we don’t know the right answer, to ask for what we want even if the...

It's time for men and boys to start acknowledging the role male domination and socialization plays in all forms of violence against women and girls....

When it comes to conflict, it’s not a matter of if, but when? Shauna Ries, LCSW, MFT, MDR, the cofounder of Mediators Without Borders, describes the process of mediating or addressing conflict.

 

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