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Brangelina Divorce and You

The public was taken by surprise last week when Angelina Jolie announced she was beginning divorce proceedings with Brad Pit, even though we all know the statistic – one in two marriages end in divorce. There have been insider reports that the split is due to incidents of verbal abuse, conflicts in parenting styles and differences in lifestyle choices. But rather than dwell on their drama, let’s focus our attention on how to maintain our own loving partnerships. Here are some tips to help you strengthen your intimate relationships: Respect … Continue reading

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Millennials and Love Relationships

Are you a Baby Boomer ready for grandchildren and disappointed that your adult children aren’t interested in marriage? Whereas the oldest Millennials are now in the mid 30s, according to PEW Research only 28% have taken the plunge. It’s another example of the Millennial generation doing it their way. Close to 50% in a recent survey supported the idea of trial marriages that could be formalized or dissolved after 2 years. Many are skeptical of traditions lasting forever, seeing life as a work in progress and always subject to change. Of … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Our 50th Anniversary

I was overwhelmed with gratitude last weekend as my husband and I celebrated our golden wedding anniversary. We talked a lot about the life we’ve created together, about how blessed and lucky we are. It got me thinking of the times I could have, but didn’t, express thanks over the past 50 years. And of the unexpected positive effect when I did. Science backs this up. Positive Psychology studies show that when we deliberately cultivate gratitude, we increase our well-being and self-esteem as well as our sense of connection. In addition, … Continue reading

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The Gift of Forgiveness

Who hasn’t suffered pain in a relationship or been angered by the toxic remarks of a colleague? And what about the mistakes you’ve made, whether by poor choices or in hurting others? Negative feelings like these can fester if left unexpressed. Holding on to resentments is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Studies show that forgiving can be as beneficial to you as to those who have wronged you. Give it a try. When you access genuine compassion, you’ll experience an increased sense of wellbeing. … Continue reading

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