Are you looking to chase holiday blues away? Many people think that holiday depression is a December problem. Of course, it can certainly strike before and during the Christmas season. However, seasonal depression is actually more common right after the holidays are done. The season itself is so busy that [...]
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It is very normal for every couple to experience relationship highs and lows. Of course, we all want things to be wonderful all of the time. However, that simply isn’t the reality of human existence. As author Madeline L’Engle said, “Maybe you have to know the darkness before you can [...]
You know that you are ready to start a family. However, you also know that you have worked really hard to establish yourself in your career. What you don’t know is how you are going to balance it all. It certainly isn’t easy to downshift from a big job. After [...]
The importance of work-life balance cannot be underestimated. Of course, we all know that we are supposed to maintain this balance. In fact, we have heard it so many times that we may beat ourselves up for not achieving it. We may cringe when we hear about self-care. That's because [...]
Scheduled sex is a reality for couples dealing with infertility. You have a certain window within which to get pregnant. You want to make it work. Therefore, you schedule sex by the calendar. It doesn’t matter if you don’t want to have sex at that time and day. You both [...]
Relationship rituals provide stability and increase a couple’s connection. We all have habits. Some of them are positive, while others are negative. Rituals are positive habits that we select intentionally. We commit to doing them because we believe in the power of rituals to improve our lives. Couples can create [...]
Have you ever joked about Fun Parent Syndrome? While it may be funny in the movies, this problem affects many families. It really is not a joke at all. Sure, being “the fun parent” might sound fun. However, the other parent is not the only one who suffers. The fun [...]
It is all too easy to forget to prepare your relationship for the empty nest. After all, you are busy focusing on your child leaving the house. You have a lot to do to make that happen. Additionally, you want to spend as much time with your child as you [...]
Families benefit from creating a summer schedule. Summertime is a wonderful time for members of a family to enjoy being together. The days are long, and there are many opportunities for leisure. However, there can be a lot of family stress during those long days. Kids aren't used to unstructured [...]
Moving on from a breakup is tough work. It can be very emotionally draining. This time of change also provides us with a rich opportunity for healing and growth. We may be able to move on with help from our ex. Or, we may have to do the work on [...]