Marriage and Family'

The Value of Adult Sibling Relationships

The Value of Adult Sibling Relationships

In childhood you may have found your siblings annoying, troublesome and interfering with your sole access to your parents. In adulthood you are more likely to feel blessed by having siblings who share your biology, history [...]

Time Management is Essential for Bonding

Time Management is Essential for Bonding

Chronically late individuals often experience great stress, feel shame about inconveniencing others and at times end up defeating their own goals. Yet, for some, this conduct is repetitious and hard to change. Conversely, prompt individuals expect [...]

Is shared love a gift or an accomplishment?

Is shared love a gift or an accomplishment?

Today is Valentine’s Day, Lovers’ Day. All humans desire, wish for, dream about and even pray to find a deep, rewarding and sustained love connection with someone special in their lives. Is love a gift we [...]

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Three Essential Traits for a Solid Union

Psychologists, researchers, therapists, mental health professionals and others have sought to identify the essential emotions and behaviors necessary for creating a secure and healthy love relationship. Many theories have evolved and studies conducted to decipher the [...]

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

What’s the Truth About Lying in a Marriage

The dictionary definition of lying is “To speak falsely or utter untruth knowingly as with intent to deceive, to express what is false or convey a false impression.” It is an option available to all individuals [...]

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

The Quest for a Mate’s Approval

One of the great benefits of a committed relationship is the security of being loved, accepted and cherished by our mate. The knowledge that our bond is safe, secure and love-based keeps us contented and emotionally [...]

How Pets Enrich Our Lives

How Pets Enrich Our Lives

Most people react positively to endearing pets. Cats and dogs, the most popular family pets, enchant both young and old members of the family and even endear themselves to some strangers they encounter. Aside from the [...]

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

How to Develop Greater Empathy for Your Mate

This column’s topic was spurred by a reader’s question about how to develop empathy after having been told by several dates that his non-empathic responses rendered him an unsuitable mate. It is likely that a less [...]