Category Archives: Relationships


Custody Disputes; The Role of the Child Psychiatrist

Custody Disputes; The Role of the Child Psychiatrist Child psychiatrists may become involved in child custody disputes. When parents divorce and are unable to agree on custody of their children, they proceed to court to have a judge determine custody and visitation rights. Parents can become quite angry, and custody disputes often seem more like […]

Stressed and strapped: Caregivers for friends, relatives suffer emotional and financial strain

  Family members or friends caring for aging or disabled individuals in California are under both financial and emotional strain and are likely to face even greater burdens, given recent cuts in state support for programs and services that support in-home care, write the authors of a new policy brief by the UCLA Center for […]

Hands-on dads give kids an edge

Hands-on dads give kids an edge  Fathers who actively engage in raising their children can help make their offspring smarter and better behaved, according to new research from Concordia University. Published in the Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science, the long-term study examined how fathers can positively influence the development of their kids through hands-on parenting.

Relationships Can Heal…But Can They Also Make You Sick?

Relationships Can Heal…But Can They Also Make You Sick?   Relationships can cause chronic stress The English poet, John Donne, once famously said “No man is an island entire unto itself.” Social relationships are as important to human survival and wellbeing as food and shelter. If you take normally functioning adults and expose them to […]

When Your Partner’s Love Isn’t Enough

When Your Partner’s Love Isn’t Enough Are there limits to your partner’s love? By the time she had her third panic attack in two weeks, I’d been seeing Paula, a bright, adventurous graduate student from Colombia, for the better part of a year. I was, frankly, puzzled by the episodes. Exploring her earlier history and […]

Not Going Nuclear: So Many Ways to Live and Love

  By Bella DePaulo, Ph.D.   Nuclear family homes are shrinking in numbers, but they still command a place of status in our cultural imaginations. The married mom and dad and their kids, living together under one roof (with no one else included) – that’s still the reigning image of human togetherness and connection. The […]

Husband’s employment status threatens marriage, but wife’s does not, study finds

  A new study of employment and divorce suggest that while social pressure discouraging women from working outside the home has weakened, pressure on husbands to be breadwinners largely remains. The research, led by Liana Sayer of Ohio State University and forthcoming in the American Journal of Sociology, was designed to show how employment status […]

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