Got something in your mind that makes you think you can be a perfect dad? Squash it. There is no way to be the perfect father, or brother or son…
A friend of mine recently went home for the holidays to discover some members telling him that “there is no more Aunt Carrie.” He grew up with Aunt Carrie from birth. Aunt Carrie was at every family holiday, his graduation, his wedding, everything. (more…)
In our previous blog “Attachment Styles and How We Relate to Others” we talked about four main ways in which we tend to form our relationships and try to satisfy our emotional needs
You might refer to your pet as your “fur kid,” but have you ever thought about the relationship between your pet and your actual kids? New research from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge suggests that the relationships between children and pets are far more important than previously thought. (more…)
“My life is over now…!” A father-to-be said this. His wife was accepting of that fact that he might feel scared and ambivalent, even though they planned the pregnancy, and despite the fact she was actually hurt by these words. (more…)
The nature of a psychotherapist’s work offers an insight into some perpetual misunderstandings that often go too far, and cause serious harm to otherwise loving and caring relationship. It is not at all uncommon to meet a couple who is completely drained by constant fighting. (more…)
It is almost impossible to understate a defining impact a father has on his daughter. We already talked about how fathers influence their sons into adulthood, but the magnitude of the effect they have on their girls is equally great. (more…)
The way men communicate in relationships is completely different than the way women communicate.
When men and women in a relationship communicate, it’s hard to say who gets more frustrated. Men sometimes feel as if women spoke in tongues, and women, on the other hand, often cannot remember the last time they heard anything besides: “What’s for dinner?” from their men.