1. How to be a Tag-Teaming Parental Unit

    Question: My husband and I have very different views when it comes to disciplining our kids. From dinnertime rules to what to do when our teenager breaks curfew, he seems to just employ the strategy of letting the chips fall where they may; while I feel that kids need set boundaries and consistency. Please help, we're fighting more with each other rather than acting as a parenting tag-team.  Answ…Read More

  2. The Link Between Power, Money and Infidelity

    "Money is power. Power is an aphrodisiac."  - Felix Dennis, English poet and publisher Though we like to believe that attraction is more of a circumstance of chemistry or romantic connections, the link between money and sex is often an easily-observed one. Throughout history, those who hold power are often seen as being able to attract more members of the opposite sex. And there is always some fa…Read More

  3. Are There Real Reasons for Being Unfaithful?

    Forsaking all others. When a couple stands before others and replies "I do" to the question of forsaking all others, they assume the responsibility of remaining faithful to their chosen. This promise, to look only to that one person for affection and sexual fulfillment, is a cornerstone upon which a strong, trusting and fulfilling relationship is built. So why is it so easy for so many to break?…Read More

  4. How do I Talk to My Daughter About Her Eating Disorder?

    Unfortunately, they can strike almost anyone in the US: men, women, children, teens and adults of all ages, races and economic status. Though some are more vulnerable during certain periods and life stages, the faces of those suffering from eating disorders vary greatly. It is estimated that about 11 million Americans suffer from eating disorders. Unfortunately, their illness is still shrouded in…Read More

  5. Why Your Teen’s Rebellion isn’t a Cause for Alarm

    It seemingly happens overnight. One day, your perfect child is just as charming and enjoyable as they ever were; the next, they question everything and push every envelope. Where once they looked to please you and fill you with pride; now it seems that they test your patience and your parenting at every turn. But be patient; unless your teen steps over the line and begins to engage in dangerous ac…Read More

  6. When Does Persuasion Turn to Manipulation?

    We've all heard of their existence. Those who are adept at getting what they need or desire out of almost any situation. Those that are able to persuade others to do their bidding through emotional warfare where guilt, frustration and confusion are used as weapons to gain even an inch over their perceived opponent. The master manipulator. Though their tactics are not terribly creative, or even sub…Read More

  7. Moving Beyond Blame

    Whether the sin was as minor as a white lie or as major as infidelity, when indiscretions come to light it is often all-too-natural for many of us to start pointing fingers in a disillusioned effort to draw the attention away from our own part in the story. Though we are quick to blame others when things go wrong, it is rarely acceptable. In most circumstances, those in intimate relationships wil…Read More

  8. More Tips of Communicating with Your Mate

    We often hear that communication is key to any positive relationship but understanding just what that means is imperative. It is likely, if you are committed to anyone for any length of time, that communication techniques will have an affect on that relationship; in both good and bad ways. Though most of us believe that we engage with our partners in positive ways, we often make mistakes that we a…Read More

  9. Tips for Effective Communication Between Partners

    Contrary to the popular saying, great minds don't always think alike. Though you may believe that your spouse is your soulmate and can understand just what you're thinking as you are thinking it, the fact is that there are going to be times when even the closest of partners don't think alike. As much as you'd like to believe that your partner can read your mind, the fact is that miscommunication a…Read More

  10. How to Reduce Sibling Rivalries

    To an only child, siblings often seem like built-in friends.... Someone always there for entertainment and support....Someone to lean on, a comrade of sorts, a partner to create a history with. But those with siblings know the truth. More often than not, siblings clash over a variety of issues; which often stem from vying for parental attention or the need to establish unique personal dynamics. A…Read More