Relationships

Are You a Rescuer Who Picks the Wrong Partner?

Do you pick the wrong partner over and over? Do you look for a fixer-upper—someone you can help? If you’re honest with yourself, do you seek out relationships that require you to rescue or enable your partner? And when you can’t change or fix him, do you move on to the next person you can “help?” It’s a cycle you…

When Your In-Laws Criticize How You Parent

it’s never fun to take criticism, but it’s especially difficult when that criticism is about how you raise your children. It’s so personal. So fraught with intense emotion. But in-laws—and let’s face it, we’re mostly talking mother-in-laws—can’t seem to help themselves. Why does your mother-in-law do it? She suffers from a lack of control. Here is this new bundle whom…

When You Marry Your Spouse’s Family

Your father-in-law ceaselessly complains about the Democrats or Republicans—whichever party you like, he doesn’t. Your mother-in-law can only talk about her aches and pains—her ailments and her friends’ ailments—which drives you to tears of boredom. How will you ever survive? People say that when you marry, you also marry a whole family. Your partner’s family becomes yours and you need…

How to Handle Your Anger

You know the feeling. Your emotions overwhelm you. Your brain is flooded. Your nerves and networks in your brain are rapid firing without your consent. You feel the heat rising. You’re angry. It happens to the best of us. There are tactics you can use to mitigate your anger in the moment—deep breathing, going for a run, doing yoga. But…

Thinking of Having an Affair?

Maybe you’ve been married awhile and you’re beginning to miss that newly in-love tingly sensation that makes you thrilled to meet the day. Maybe you’re feeling bogged down in the mundane routine of your everyday activities. Maybe you feel like you’re missing out in life and that somehow another partner or a little fling would help you come alive. Maybe.…

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