No kidding, I love getting old. In this age of fixation on youth and staying young at all costs I've decided to celebrate the process of aging. I was born in 1955 among the last of the baby boomers. Our parents had lived through the great depression and the second world war and we were born in the subsequent ecstasy of the peace and prosperity that followed.
The National Institute of Health has documented extensive research on the impact of parental depression on children. Depression is a serious mental health challenge. Parents with depression do things differently from non-depressed parents. The depressed parent may sleep too long, miss feeding and changing times, and provide lackluster infant stimulation. But parents with depression can be proactive. Explore this check list for healthy child rearing by parents with depression.
Lots of women in high-profile marriages seem to stay with their men after an affair is discovered. If you're like me, you may be asking: "Why? Is it a power thing? A comfort thing? Money, perhaps? Or, could it be a fear of being alone?" As a Licensed Marriage Therapist, I'm in the busincess of helping marriages stay togehter. But if you've caught your man having a full-lown affair is staying together always a good idea? I don't think so.
Last week, I asked the question, "What makes a healthy relationship?" I received a wide variety of insights and appreciate the wisdom shared. Though there was a wide array of responses, the bottom line of these messages matched with my own experience. The following are in my opinion, the top three basic ingredients for the foundation of a healthy relationship.
From my experience as a psychotherapist for 30 years and a married man for over 20 years, I think of these rules as everything a couple must learn for an ongoing, happy relationship.
If you are planning to purchase and set up a home theatre system, there are ways to help ensure that your DIY set up goes well and that your system sounds as amazing as it did when you heard it in the store. It is not always easy to choose and set up all of the components of a home theatre system, especially when you have surround sound, television and movie viewing, games, audio, and entertainment all coming from one system. However, it can be easier if you avoid some of the most common mistakes that can be made when purchasing and setting up your home theatre. Avoid these mistakes:
Dating a narcissist is great ... at first. But watch out for these warning signs and get the heck out of there before you get hurt!
Aware or not we live many lives, not referring to reincarnation but to the evolutionary track of our lives, through infancy, childhood, adolescence, college, career, marriage, parenting, grandparenting and often widowhood. Each stage brings laughters and tears and at each stage, new personal preferences, leaving us often to question. Who am I now? You may fill many roles, but are you the roles you fill? I think not. Do you want to know yourself at a deeper level?
Your own expectations of your children have a huge effect their behavior. Read on, because this is one parenting tip you should definitely NOT ignore.
Strap yourself in because today I’m going to share with you an e-mail that’s a real doozy. “David, I need your help. I've been seeing this guy SECRETLY for seven years. We are both married. We got close because we coach together. I know this is completely wrong but I also know we are both in love. He left his wife about two months ago. The only reason he went back to her was because of his two small kids. But, I can tell by the way he looks at me that he still loves me.