Recently one of my clients lamented, “Dr. Shosh, the women in my new moms group are always competing with each other! They show off their baby gear and ways of handling their babies as if they’ve got the BEST way. It drives me crazy!”
This guest article from PsychCentral was written by Kate Thieda For the healthy partner, it can be difficult to understand the inner experience of someone with depression. For the partner with depression, finding the words to articulate what’s happening can be impossible. Validating your partner goes a lot further, though, when the healthier partner has some idea about what exactly is happening.
Imagine this: you and your partner aren’t talking. What scenario are you envisioning? Perhaps you’ve assumed you’re arguing and the silence is pregnant with words not spoken. Or maybe you’re imagining a time when you’re feeling totally relaxed and comfortable, and enjoying the opportunity to simply be with your partner without having to make chitchat.
What better occasion than Independence Day to salute some of the best & brightest self-propelled powerhouses America has to offer? In honor of the 4th, here's a roundup of four amazing ladies who are fireworks in their own right. ~ Maria Shriver
When was the last time you really felt touched? Or gave touch? Think about it - I don't mean a hand shake - or a pat on the back when someone does a great job. I am talking about intentional loving touch, just for the sake of connection, intimacy and pleasure. After all - It is such a basic thing right? The ability to give and receive touch - and yet it is where most couples stumble. How can you stumble in giving and receiving touch you may ask? Isn't touching something that everybody knows how to do. Well - maybe, and perhaps not so much!
A word that comes to mind when we think of romantic relationships is often “passionate.” What is passion anyway? The definition of “intense emotion compelling action” really grabs me. When you are truly passionate about something, it will lead to compelling action.
According to USA Today, hormone replacement therapy is the second most prescribed drug in the U.S.A and is taken by 40% of postmenopausal women. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) found that older women who aren't already suffering hot flashes won't feel more youthful, active or vibrant by taking hormone replacement therapy (HRT). That conflicts with long-standing claims for therapy. An analysis in JAMA questioned the drug's efficacy for preventing fractures due to osteoporosis, a primary reason women take HRT.
If the chemistry of attraction fades for most couples within six to nine months of being together, how are you supposed to maintain a satisfying sex life for the years and decades you hope to spend with your spouse? If you're hearing half of what I am, you know this is not just an issue for long time married couples. Sexual doldrums, or just quitting having sex, happens at many different points in a relationship. Let's go beneath the surface to first understand what might be occurring for the two of you, and then what you can do about it if that's not what you want.
I recently watched a video on YouTube and realized it was a perfect way to illustrate a resource I’ve been wanting to share with my readers. The video features two self-made multimillionaires asking self-help guru and motivational speaker Tony Robbins why some people follow through while others don’t.
Masturbation. There…I said it. The "Big M." I don't generally talk about this, so it may shock you. But the time has come to chat about the role sex – or lack thereof – plays in the life of a woman in her later years who is single and looking for love.