Tag Archive: relationships

How to Get Along with Your Teen: Talking, Rules, and Conflict


  Talking with your teen about difficult topics can be stressful for both you and your adolescent. It may feel like you and your teen are on opposite sides of a spectrum. This article reviews a few key ideas to keep in mind when delving into those challenging discussions that inevitably arise during adolescence. Setting…

Conquering Dating Anxiety


This article originally appeared in Shape Magazine and  eHarmony.com  Dating is a bit intimidating for most people. But if you are an anxious person,  dating is more than intimidating — it can be downright painful and terrifying. Most people with anxiety have difficulty dealing with uncertainty. And dating, for all its glory, is rife with uncertainty. After all,…

Five Ways to Deal with Dating Burnout


This article was originally published on eHarmony.com   I hear the cry, loud and clear. The outcry comes from my clients, from readers who respond to my dating blogs, and from close friends who are dating. I myself had the outcry during my long tenure as a single person. The outcry is resounding: Dating is discouraging….

Quick Tips: The Teenage Parent’s Tool Box


Hello Parents! Here are some simple tips to remember when it comes to your relationship with your teen. Be consistent. Their identity is changing and evolving. They need you to be the consistent, steady adult, even when they push you away. They should know what to expect from you. Validation is affirming their experience, emotions,…

Wedding Planning Stress: What Your Attachment Style Says About You

A cute couple gently embracing as the sun sets on their wedding day

Wedding planning is a phase of life that is really exciting, and it can also place strain on your relationships at times. Your fiancé wants to have a bachelor party where? Your mother thinks you should invite who? Your grandmother thinks you should wear what? And so on. There are different ways in which these tricky scenarios play…