People may experience sleep difficulties due to many factors including inconsistent bedtimes and wake-times, poor sleep hygiene (not creating an environment conducive to sleep) or overall mental well-being.Read More
Marriage & Family
In the United States, as many as 80% of adults get married before they turn forty years old. These relationships are extremely impactful. They can produce love, joy—and for some—hardship, as evidenced by increasing divorce rates. So how can people initiate and sustain meaningful marital relationships? What does a committed, dynamic and engaging marital relationship look like?
Although there may not be a single answer to either of these questions, some research suggests that certain characteristics, such as communication, openness, and maintaining a realistic perspective, may relate to healthy marriages. Applying these characteristics to your relationship can be a significant challenge, but seeking support from a psychologist could greatly help this process. Search our database today!
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Marriage involves blending two persons, who come from different backgrounds. Issues concerning power, money, in-laws, sex, roles, and the children, to begin with, are inevitable. “Discussions,” therefore, are necessary in any relationship to allow it to grow and flourish but the process must be constructive.Read More
Many individuals choose to not have children. The process of deciding to have a child or not presents the opportunity for individuals to determine whether parenthood is best for them and for hypothetical future children. While it can be a very difficult decision, a person may make the careful choice to remain child-free for one specific reason—or many. One’s mental health can be affected throughout this decision-making process because it can involve conflicting emotions, but it can also be affected after the decision has been made because of the stigma associated with being child-free. These two situations can be difficult to navigate at first, but there are self-help and community resources available.Read More
While completing a doctoral program in clinical psychology, I found myself providing psychotherapy to a client who felt trapped by her high standards. She attempted to seek perfection across the many roles in her life — at school or work, in her relationships, with her children, and with her possessions.Read More
What is being addressed here primarily is how a father deals with his maternal side without interfering with the mother’s mothering. Along with feeding, diapering and bathing (among other activities) one hopes that early on in his parenting a father will also learn to obtain gratification through his pride in, and the support and protection of, his wife’s maternal side.Read More
With children in single-parent homes whose parent had died in their first three years, one may particularly observe the combination of three factors: (1) lowered self-esteem, (2) difficulty in mastering aggression and (3) struggles in integrating a helpful conscience.Read More