Adding Sparkle to Your Fourth: The health benefits of being in love
There are numerous songs about the benefits of love but nowhere is that more measured or proven than in the medical field. Humans are wired for connection and, although a fling may make you feel younger and alive, it has nothing on the mental and physical benefits that come with love. In fact, there is not a medication, gadget, or food that can compare to what a healthy, committed relationship can do for your physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. If you’re looking for ad
Ending the Drama Drain
Regardless of where you live or work, at some time in your life you’ll find yourself surrounded by drama. You may not have created this drama or know the details involved, but somehow you find yourself being part of it. Most of drama isn’t serious or particularly worrisome, but it is an energy drain. According to psychologist Dr. Eric Berne, people assume different “roles” in psychological social games to achieve social benefits. Dr. Berne explains there are three major roles
Can you overshare your relationship?
Oversharing has happened to many couples. Every couple has their own boundaries, and sometimes they aren’t communicated clearly. Couples rarely consider the question, “How much of ‘us’ are we open to sharing?” In our grandparents and parents’ generation, this line was clearer. If you wanted to share news, you did so on a party line through your phone or went out with friends and talked face-to-face. Since the internet didn’t exist as it does now, there was less chance of an e
The Best Marriage Advice for “Happily Ever After”
June is one of the most popular months for weddings, which is why so many of my friends (and myself) are celebrating their anniversaries this month. It’s likely that you’re receiving or sending wedding invitations that talk about living happily ever after in wedded bliss. It doesn’t take long before we realize wedded bliss is a thing of fairy tales. Marriage takes work; more than work, marriage requires daily practice of communicating effectively and going the extra mile to b