Breaking Up is Hard To Do

Figuring out what to do about the unwelcome attention of an ex-partner can be a challenge. Putting distance, ensuring your safety and concentrating on healthy relationship skills can help.

No Longer Running on Empty: Five Ways of Recharging Your Battery

These days a lot of people feel like they’re running on empty. They report feeling tired, sad, depressed and unmotivated. However, there are things you can do to counteract these feelings. The five ways of recharging your battery can help you feel full of life again.

Moving Forward in Relationships: An Update

In a previous column, I discussed why communication and setting a boundary is crucial for the process of moving forward in relationships. However, it is important to know the distinction between an ultimatum and a boundary.

Moving Forward in Relationships

Figuring out how to meet the needs of both partners can be tricky, especially when something as serious as marriage is involved. That is why communication and setting a boundary is crucial for the process of moving forward in relationships.

Setting Good Boundaries

Setting healthy boundaries is tough but necessary for good mental health. Here are some ideas for how to do it.

Episode II: Star Wars Relationships are ‘Force’ful

Luke, relationships

Continuing with Episode II of my series on the psychology of Star Wars, this week Anakin’s son, Luke, deals with difficult emotions, like his father did, but in a totally different way. He develops a strong emotional center thanks to social connections and support.

Pop Goes the Culture: Giving Generations a Way to Connect

three generations of family

In addition to missing the shared popular culture, the electronic generations are missing out on genuine interactions and social skill development. As a result, they may struggle to find their shared identity, and figure out how to come together when an uncertain future dictates that they need to do so.

Sex and Sexuality is Not One-Size-Fits-All

If both partners in the relationship have the same level of desire and sexual ability, things can go smoothly. However, this is not always the case, and many people find themselves in a relationship where one partner has a high level of desire but the other doesn’t. Sex is not one-size-fits-all.

Emotional Pain – Sharing the Pain is Good

Although we are hardwired for empathy, so many people indulge in selfish behavior. Our culture would be in a lot better shape if more people demonstrated empathy — and here are three skills that can help increase empathy.