By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD DO YOU FEAR THE TEENAGE YEARS? I think that we can all agree that we fear the teenage years, that we struggle to get through them, and that we secretly and sometimes not-so secretly ask our friends with older kids if our teens will ever return to more relaxed versions of themselves.
By GalTime Teen Parenting Expert, Barbara Greenberg, PhD My Teen's Relationship Mess Dear Dr. G., I am so upset. I just can't stop crying. I have a 14-year-old son and I don't know how he got into this mess that is upsetting everyone. My son started to like this 14-year-old girl from his school. She seemed nice enough. I allowed my son to go over to her house and for the girl to come to my house. Well, letting him go to her house was a stupid decision.
SOMETHING’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE I will never be thin enough to please my husband. He wants me to look like the bony, anorexic women who prance across the screen of our HDTV which he watches, 8 hours a day. When I point out that he’s comparing me, a real, three-dimensional-flesh-and-blood woman to the impossible standard the media has brainwashed him with he dismisses my idea completely. Is he kidding or am I married to a man who’s he really that stupid and shallow?
In fact it is reported that approximately 30-60 percent of all married people have cheated and that women are just as likely to cheat as men. This is very different than a generation ago when men were much more likely to have affairs outside of the marriage.
Let's just face it. Every girl has a male friend that she wouldn't mind dating. You start off strictly platonic, then something weird happens along the way … you start to like him. Many women think that the feeling is often one-sided; but it's not.
Going on a first date has it's own stress. Thinking of kissing your date is even more stressful than the anticipation of the date.
Yes, infidelity exists and it is almost always damaging at some level. And yes, it can certainly lead to divorce ... but not always.
I am a well-educated woman in my late-twenties. I have a wonderful (and successful) career that I adore. I am independent, responsible, and very much an adult (I promise). And, yes, I live with roommates.
Most people think that love and passion hold a relationship together, but is that all there is to it? I’ve learned that in the long run couples stay together because they develop a friendship and like each other. That friendship is the foundation of a healthy, happy relationship. Affection and mutual support are the mortar that cements a relationship.