I had a friend I’d known since kindergarten. We grew up together, shared many memories and secret jokes, and were (at least I thought) ‘close.’ But the friendship felt weird. Most conversations ended with me feeling bad. When I was going through a bad time, I actually hesitated to call her because I knew she wouldn’t listen. Eventually I decided it was a dead-end friendship. Do you have a friend like this? [Read more…]
Your friend gets promoted, while you’re stuck in a dead-end job. Or you stew during her housewarming party, hating the fact that she can afford this beautiful home while you struggle just to make rent on your apartment. How do you deal with this emotion? [Read more…]
Are you and your teenager constantly fighting? While it’s important for parents to put their foot down on important rules, your child also needs to be able to assert his growing independence and feel that it is acknowledged. This article can help you decide when to say no, and when to say, ‘Okay.’ [Read more…]
Are you taking care of your aging parents with more health issues than a WebMd page? It’s a duty that you probably take on willingly, and with total love and devotion. However, you need to take care of yourself too.
Many caregivers are at risk for burnout, driven by anxiety/worry and physical and emotional exhaustion. Without proper self-nurturing your exhaustion can lead to mood swings, irritability, changes in eating and sleeping habits, and an unshakeable blues. Here are some tips for managing caregiver burnout [Read more…]