Dr. John Grohol is a mental health expert and founder of Psych Central. He has been writing about online behavior, mental health and psychology issues, and the intersection of technology and psychology since 1992.
First, let's be clear—jealousy isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's human nature to feel jealous from time to time, but jealousy becomes problematic "when we act out in jealousy or we wallow in it," says Christina Hibbert, PsyD, a clinical psychologist.
Problems arise when it starts to consume you and... READ MORE
Are you afraid of getting divorced? I understand. Society places so much value on staying married.
Some of that pressure is good, as it keeps people from taking marriage too lightly. However, on the other end of the spectrum, there are those who need to get divorced but don't because they are too scared. I understand that side, too... READ MORE
This guest article from Psych Central was written by Diana C. Pitaru, M.S., L.P.C.
Our culture has an interestingly bizarre, confusion laden relationship with sex. While teens are expected to “just say no” the average adult struggles to come to a resolution and find a consistent understanding of what sex is and how it figures... READ MORE