Category Archives: Relationships



Holiday Stress – How to keep in control If you’re withdrawing or micromanaging, there’s a strong chance you’re under stress this season. Savoring the little moments — like decorating your house — is a great way to stay focused on what you love about the holiday season. Hero Images / Getty Images/Hero Images   As the classic […]

There are Ways to Stay Sane this Thanksgiving

Jonathan Alpert, Contributor Licensed psychotherapist, executive coach, columnist, and author of “Be Fearless: Change Your Life in 28 Days” 11/20/2017 09:57 am ET  As we approach Thanksgiving, family dramas and conflicts that have been kept at bay will inevitably resurface and issues will be stirred up. This is the time of the year when we feel obligated […]

Ways To Help A Loved On Who’s Coping With Depression

More likely than not, someone you love—your significant other, BFF, or family member—is dealing with depression or anxiety. Nearly 50 percent of American adults will develop at least one mental illness during their lifetime, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). And because of the widespread stigma surrounding mental illness, many people […]

When depressed gay men turn to each other for help

When depressed or suicidal be a good wingman: Having a friend ask if you’re OK can make the world of difference 16 July 2017 by Shannon Power Gay men are most likely to reach out to other gay men when they’re depressed or anxious and new resource will make it easier for men to support […]

Hurting at the Holidays? 7 Common-sense Strategies

Coping with your less-than-ideal family during the season of thanks and joy           0 inShare   Published on November 18, 2013   It’s not even Thanksgiving, but Christmas is everywhere in New York City, as it has been since the day after Halloween.  I no longer dread the holidays the way […]

Offspring of Parents With Bipolar Disorder

CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY                  It is generally held that the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder (BD) are at risk for BD. The degree of risk is an important question for both clinicians and parents. A recent study of bipolar offspring by Birmaher and colleagues1 sheds light […]

Healing the Cycles that Tear Couples Apart

By Melanie A. Greenberg, Ph.D. Created Nov 13 2012 – 7:39pm   Respect and intimacy are the foundation on which loving relationships are built.  Without such safety and connection, there can be no trust; without trust, we lose the ability to be playful, spontaneous, and joyful  The following are common issues in relationships that, if […]

Four Habits That Make Relationships Happy

By Kevin D. Arnold, Ph.D., ABPP Created Jul 29 2012 – 10:36am Researchers write much about relationships, publishing literally thousands of articles on what things work—or don’t.  Dr. John Gottman, and the folks at his lab in Seattle, maybe does some of the best research on the topic. The findings help us know what makes […]

Summer Reading

Field Guide to Families Nurturing strong relationships—one issue at a timeby Lynne Griffin, R.N., M.Ed. Something for every reader in your family     Published on June 25, 2012 by Lynne Griffin, R.N., M.Ed. in Field Guide to Families Nothing says summer like a day at the beach with a tote full of books. Check out the picks I shared […]

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