It’s important for you, your children, and your partner to be clear and honest about your desires and boundaries. More likely than not, you will have differing expectations when it comes to important aspects of your relationship with your grandchildren. Discussing them can prevent resentment and help you find effective compromises and solutions (If you’re a new parent looking to open one of these conversations with your own parents, we recommend checking out this article).
Over the past decade, studies have honed in on a particularly potent relationship booster: gratitude. More specifically, scientists have found that gratitude is an essential component in maintaining and promoting healthy romantic relationships. We’ll take a deeper dive into how you can use that knowledge to benefit your friendships, partnerships and other loved ones.
Sex is a natural part of life—as are the occasional sexual health concerns. According to Dr. Derek Polonsky of Harvard Medical School, between 35 and 50 percent of all people will experience a long-term sexual issue (anything from difficulty reaching orgasm to mismatched sex drives between partners) at some point in their lives. With rates that… read more
For many people, difficult times arise when one or more partners in a relationship are coping with a mental health concern. For example, the person suffering might feel embarrassed about their concerns, or find it difficult to convey their symptoms. Their partner might feel helpless or confused, and worry about making matters “worse.” To support… read more
You’ve probably been there before: you’re scrolling through Instagram, only to see a friend’s gorgeous selfie. Suddenly, you compare your social media feed to theirs and feel totally inadequate. This happens all the time. However, it doesn’t mean you need to take a month long social media hiatus. A new study offers some insights into… read more
We don’t throw around the word “mentor” very often—the mentor-mentee relationship just isn’t as popular a topic as our romantic, friendly, or familial dynamics. This is unfortunate, as healthy mentor-mentee relationships can enhance the wellbeing and groundedness of all involved. So what is a mentor? A mentor can be anyone who has been where you’d… read more
It happened again. You just got off the phone with your parents, and you can’t shake that annoyed and slightly exasperated feeling. Maybe they changed the subject when you tried to describe your stress, or made a passive comment about your relationship status. You’ve been trying to improve your relationship with your parents, but for… read more
It may seem like everyone you know has at least one New Year’s resolution in mind, but did you know that only 8 percent of us actually accomplish that goal? Whether our initial goals were too ambitious or we were knocked off track by an instance of failure, many of us will return to our… read more
We’ve all been there. Whether it’s with a roommate who keeps leaving out dirty dishes, a friend who borrows money without paying us back, or a significant other who isn’t pulling their domestic weight, at some point, we’ve all had to start an uncomfortable conversation. These topics can be difficult to navigate, but it’s essential… read more
According to The Balance, the average employee can be expected to change jobs 10-15 times during their career. This includes not only switching to a new company or field, but also receiving promotions or transferring within one’s current organization. With so many work transitions occurring in our lives, we checked in with professional counselor and… read more