What are we teaching? Children learn from us (and others), when we model a particular behavior, not from us telling them what to do. Ironically, we do much more telling than modeling. What sense does it make to punish a child for taking another’s toy if they have not yet learned the concept of sharing?
I often work with clients whose partner left suddenly, and the lack of closure can be challenging. Sandra asks: "I've read that anything that pushes an emotional button in you is a signal that you are operating from a limited perspective. My partner left six months ago for someone else. It still hurts when I think about her and imagine what it would be like to see her again.
Challenges that arise when you and your partner become new parents and the romance is no longer there.
A recent survey from a business school in Cambridge, England analyzed a yearlong survey of over seven thousand households and asked them how many times they had sex per week, whether they were employed and how much money they made. The survey reflected that those who made more money had more sex. This doesn’t prove that making more money leads to more sex, but it is correlated. The study didn’t control for all variables. However, it was a good random size and did reflect some important points.
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In the throes of a new romance, when dating and getting to know each other are going well, it’s easy to make a big decision from all the energy, or for the wrong reasons. Moving in together for the wrong reasons, or without advance planning, can jeopardize the whole relationship; so do it thoughtfully.
Self-esteem is widely regarded as one of the most important values in today’s society. Parents, teachers, and of course we therapists focus our efforts on boosting self-esteem, assuming that high self-esteem will result in many positive outcomes and benefits. We believe it will increase productivity and performance, benefit interpersonal relationships, and lead to healthier lifestyles.
The recent media storm about Dr. Phil’s tweet, “If a girl is drunk, is it okay to have sex with her?” http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/dr-phil-rape-tweet-spark... brings attention to an issue about rape that is confusing to many. Rape is all too widespread. It is vastly under-reported and the Dr. Phil comments points to an area that is a source of misunderstanding to many victims. I DIDN’T THINK I WAS RAPED
Is your marriage worth fighting for after an affair? Here are some serious considerations.
At one time or another most women have dated a “bad boy.” It usually happens in our 20’s when hormones are still running high and we are attracted to looks more than character. I certainly was one of those women. It all started when I was in high school and dumped the all American, blonde haired blue-eyed, sweet Southern guy for a quick-witted, tall, dark and handsome dude. The “dude” and I became tighter than tight and I raised him up in my mind to God status. In my eyes, he could do no wrong.