A study published in the July issue of the journal Pediatrics discovered a link between adult-onset mental health disorders — including substance abuse and anxiety — and childhood physical punishment — including spanking — thereby begging the question: How should parents discipline their kids?
It was around the turn of the century and life was hard for the family living from the land. So hard that they decided that they had to believe the promise of the new world. So they sold what little they had and only just managed to buy passage on an ocean liner to North America. Their cabin was below the water line and it could, at best, be described as only adequate, but they were going to the new world. Life would be better there.
Most people have strong opinions, especially about the effect of technology on our relationships. I have said it regarding Facebook and I will say it again; It is not the technology, it's how we use it.
The "Fifty Shades" books continue to generate buzz. As an expert in dominance and submission, as well as a general sexual enthusiast, I have a few ideas about how the "Fifty Shades" books became so popular and why they won't be losing their steam anytime soon.
People need to learn when you start seeing someone knew to not put that on them, because it wasn't their fault.
Oh my god ... What happened? How did such devotion, harmony and bliss turn into disgust, bitterness and anger? Can you ever again look at this person the way you used to? Can you ever go back to the way it was? Has all this time together been wasted?
Listener Question: Love your title, What You Need to Know Before You Drop Your Drawers. Tell me, though, why does dropping one’s drawers have to be the line of demarcation? Is that really the point of no return? If so, then why do you consider it as such? My studies of aboriginal Polynesian societies have led me to delve into customs of touching in other nearly nude societies, including those of primates, with whom we share 98% of our DNA.
If you've been around sex addiction meetings long enough, you've no doubt heard people talking about "disclosure." While there are many different ways to go through the disclosure process, I thought I'd spend a few minutes discussing what disclosure is all about and why you might consider going through it.
The word “co-parenting” can be a detriment. It is a mushy and loving word, but many people in these situations are not feeling mushy and loving. As a divorced co-parenting teacher and therapist, I often hear comments like: “It is absurd to think that we are ‘co-parenting’-- my ex is a bully and has no interest in compromising and communicating. How do you co-parent with someone who has no interest in co-parenting?”
Here are just a few examples of unflattering epithets we've heard. "Not very feminine." "Too tough." "Promiscuous" and even "dirty" or "trashy." How much truth is in all of that? Why are we so prejudiced when meeting someone new? You should get to know her first. You might be pleasantly surprised. Things are not always what they seem.