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By Elisabeth A. Sheff Ph.D., CASA, CSE on July 01, 2019 in The Polyamorists Next Door
What are the different levels of sexuality in polysexual, polyfidelitous, polyamorous, and polyaffective relationships?
By David J Bredehoft Ph.D. on July 01, 2019 in The Age of Overindulgence
The concept of childhood overindulgence is more comprehensive than either the terms of affluenza or spoiling. Use the term “Childhood Overindulgence” instead of “Affluenza".
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How does a person transform pain and anguish into something integrated and whole?
By Kenneth Silvestri Ed.D. on June 30, 2019 in A Wider Lens
There is a mystical energy in our family systems!
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on June 29, 2019 in Live Life Creatively
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By Suzanne Gelb Ph.D., J.D. on June 27, 2019 in All Grown Up
Does parenting feel complicated right now? A few simple tips can help.
By Peg Streep on June 27, 2019 in Tech Support
What to do when a former intimate—a parent, a friend, a lover, or spouse—seems hell-bent on trashing your reputation and everything else? Why do some people resort to smearing?
By American Psychoanalytic Association on June 26, 2019 in Psychoanalysis Unplugged
As a new grandparent, a lot of things can feel out of your control. Here are three tips to help.
By Robert Weiss Ph.D., MSW on June 25, 2019 in Love and Sex in the Digital Age
In today's increasingly digital world, porn is in the house. Every type of porn you can think of. And it’s accessible, anonymous to view, and eminently affordable (free).
By Eileen Garvin on June 25, 2019 in Sister on the Edge of Autism
Special Olympics, Uber, and the kindness of strangers.
By Jaime Derringer Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Why We Vary
Behavior geneticists find that the shared environment has less influence than either genes or unique environments. But that doesn't mean family doesn't matter.
By Carl E Pickhardt Ph.D. on June 24, 2019 in Surviving (Your Child's) Adolescence
Managing to stay caringly and communicatively connected as adolescence redefines their relationship is what parent and teenager need to do
By Lawrence T. White Ph.D. on June 23, 2019 in Culture Conscious
In the U.S., about 20 people are abused by an intimate partner every minute. But how do those numbers compare with rates of domestic violence in other countries?
By Amy Alkon on June 23, 2019 in Science Made Practical
Don’t dread relationship conflict. Borrow from a mediator’s tool chest to disagree amicably and use conflict for a happier, more bonded relationship.
By Sylvia R. Karasu M.D. on June 22, 2019 in The Gravity of Weight
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By Nancy Freeborne DrPH on June 22, 2019 in The Power of Community
We naturally want to move away from our families during teen and young adult years, yet families can be important supports and shouldn’t be dismissed.
Part 1: Depictions of both fraternal and identical twins appear throughout history. What do we know, though, about the use of twins in scientific research?
By Sarah Epstein MFT on June 20, 2019 in Between the Generations
Do you make peace between friends? Do you get in the middle of family arguments? Do people vent to you instead of talking to the person they're mad at? This article is for you.
By Peg Streep on June 20, 2019 in Tech Support
Not all dysfunctional families are the same; not every unloving mother screams, yells, or plays favorites. How can a mother be present and absent at once?
By Frances Kuffel on June 16, 2019 in What Fat Women Want
Those were the years of both general practice and studying anesthesia. Dad had evening hospital rounds followed evening house calls. We didn’t see him much.
By Michael Alcee Ph.D. on June 16, 2019 in Live Life Creatively
How can we rewrite the music of fatherhood today? Make a new song together.
By Dan Mager MSW on June 15, 2019 in Some Assembly Required
Parental overinvolvement can take different forms, but always undermines children's growth and development by encouraging and enabling them to under-function.
By Tina Gilbertson LPC, BC-TMH on June 15, 2019 in Constructive Wallowing
How do parents get respect from a generation that grew up not respecting their elders?
By Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH on June 14, 2019 in Being Unlonely
Who do you consider "family"? Here's how "chosen families" can help people find the connection and support they need.
By Roni Beth Tower Ph.D., ABPP on June 14, 2019 in Life, Refracted
When a child or grandchild becomes an adult, do you feel them drifting away? Show them that you recognize their maturity and status to lay the foundation for new love and respect.
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