In my work with couples, it is fairly common to observe many marital stereotypes. This includes the witch of a wife being an overbearing figure who can never be pleased. The imagery evokes sympathy for the poor guy who just can’t win. No matter how hard he tries – working long hours, helping with the … Continue reading When Nagging Ruins a Relationship
Newton famously said that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Yes, this applies to relationships - particularly the way two people clash during a fight. When a couple is deep in conflict, think of it as two freight trains racing toward one another. The stronger and faster they go, the more disastrous the … Continue reading Head-On Collision: How to Actually Win a Good Fight
Change is hard. Who doesn’t enjoy settling into a comfortable routine? However, when a person is finally motivated to break their mold and strive for self-improvement, the shackles of our habits can be debilitating.It is for that reason that I look forward to the Jewish High Holidays, which give me an opportunity to look at my … Continue reading Self-Improvement 101: How to Fill the Negative Spaces
It was a beautiful Labor Day weekend and I decided to take my children fishing. As I stood with them at the water’s edge, I tried to let go of all of my responsibilities, work and social media connections. I proudly watched my children as they were trolling for sunfish and feeding the geese. … Continue reading Technology Overload: What is Real Anymore?
Guest Post by Author & Parenting & Educational Specialist, Dawn Casey-Rowe Whether you’re putting a kindergartener on the bus for the first time or sending off a senior in high school, you’re probably wondering if you’re doing all you can to help your student succeed. “Does anyone have the school supply list?” “I lost the … Continue reading Confessions of a Mom/Teacher: How Do I Help My Child Succeed in School?
It seems that no matter how hard people try to find true love, there are no shortage of avenues to explore. However, not all roads lead to love. Technology has added an incredible boost in our ability to meet more people than ever before. However, with increased technology the quantity of prospects has increased and … Continue reading Tinder, Bumble & Hinge: Does App Dating Lead to True Love?
Today’s world offers a smorgasbord of enticing gateway drugs that can appeal to virtually anyone. That’s right, no longer does a person have to be a full-blown heroin addict to struggle with substance abuse. Addictions and dependencies can be connected to virtually anything – not only addictive chemicals such as nicotine. Consider that things such … Continue reading Indulgence or Addiction: Where is the Fine Line?
When it comes to power tools, l have just enough experience to be dangerous. Like many people today, I enjoy tackling a job myself, rather than hiring someone else to do it. I’ll admit that whenever I start a project, I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. But with the help of Youtube, I … Continue reading D.I.Y. Relationships
OK, so you’re marriage is great and things are going well. Until… After a stressful day, with lots on your mind, you feel like crashing and unwinding. Incidentally, it is the same time that your spouse feels like having an engaging conversation with you. While you’re not trying to be hurtful, you’re frankly in no … Continue reading The Marriage Fumble, Timeout & Reset