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 humans will experience a long-term sexual issue (anything from difficulty reaching orgasm, to post-traumatic anxiety, to mismatched sex drives between partners) at some point in their… read more
Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but it’s still a great time to find new ways to love and support your partner. After all, being in a relationship isn’t just about roses and heart-shaped chocolates; it’s about you and your significant other providing one another with love and support, whether times be easy or difficult.… read more
Believe it or not, February is already upon us. This month, two things usually come to mind: cold weather (especially here in the nation’s capital), and Valentine’s Day. Combine these two and it’s prime season for social media scrolling; every day is a new opportunity to see images of couples strolling through the snow, cuddling… 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 work-related stress, or made a passive comment about your relationship status. For whatever reason, you feel misunderstood and slightly disconnected from your… 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 communicate with someone about an uncomfortable subject. These topics can be difficult to navigate,… 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
Studies suggest that satisfactory sibling contact later in life correlates to increased health and positive mood. Yet it’s not easy to gain or maintain closeness as adults, especially when our lives take us physically and emotionally far away from one another. Most of us are no longer able to simply walk across the living room to see a sibling—now, we might need to take a plane. Further, longstanding conflicts can prevent us from getting in touch even when we’d like to.
According to a recent study, “Healthy sexual function is a…life quality factor that creates a sense of shared pleasure in couples and increases their capability” to cope with stress and life problems. “Sexual interactions are indeed the prerequisite for strengthening mental and emotional dependence in couples, and are under the influence of many factors.”
So how can couples keep their sex life functioning healthily through long periods of time and major life changes?
We are surrounded by people indefinitely. As a result, it is very easy to catch yourself in a social environment that is not beneficial to your wellbeing. How do you ensure that you are taking time out for self-care and detoxing your social environment?