Compliments and positive feedback are food for the soul and food for the psyche. As we need regular meals of good food to fuel our bodies and give us the energy we need to make a good life so we need appreciation and applause to fuel our psyche and produce the positive self-esteem we need for an emotionally healthy life.
According to a recent Atlantic Monthly article, there is only a tiny window for a woman to get married at the "right time."
Dear Ms. Smith, You don't know me, so let me introduce myself. I'm a therapist who has been working with and writing about blended families for over a decade. As such, I felt compelled to respond to the letter that you wrote to your stepmom friend on your Facebook page on February 16th.
“He did everything I wanted and I STILL couldn’t be happy.” Jennifer feels trapped and doesn’t know what to do. It’s almost her one year dating anniversary with her boyfriend Sam and Jennifer is miserable. She’s unsure whether to keep trying to make this relationship work or to just end it now.
It's an all-too-common scenario. There you are, still reeling from your whirlwind romance and even more whirlwind wedding planning. The invitations have long been sent out, travel plans made, cake ordered, non-refundable deposits deposited ... when suddenly, you have this nagging, gut feeling that it's just not the right thing to do. Something is telling you to call off the wedding. But is it simply cold feet? Or is it something more?
by Jeanette Pavini for GalTime.com Great news, super savers! Frugality is the new black. Saving money isn't just for families and regular folks anymore; increasing numbers of celebrities are looking to save a dime in these challenging economic times. No matter where your income falls, it's always a thrill to score a great deal and stretch the almighty dollar.
By Suzanne Hall, MD, Ob/Gyn physician for GalTime.com Heavy menstrual periods (medically termed ‘menorrhagia’) are a common gynelogical concern, and a reason many women visit their doctors. Studies show that 10-35% of women report heavy menstrual periods. Though patients may not know the clinical definition of menorrhagia, I believe them when they report heavy periods symptoms.
By Barbara Greenberg, PhD, Teen Parenting Expert for GalTime.com In my role as a psychologist who talks to individual teens and groups of teens several times a week, I came up with an idea to do a poll with them. I asked them to air their top grievances about their parents so that I could keep parents everywhere in the know. Next, I am going to poll what teens like the most about their parents.
By Suzanne Shaffer, GalTime College Coach for GalTime.com In March, mailboxes across this country will be flooded with college admissions offers to anxiously waiting students. Most colleges send out admission acceptances during this month, along with their financial aid packages. They request that you return your “reservation” card by May 1st.