Monthly Archives: May 2016

The 3 Least Helpful Things People Say to Parents

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By Seth Meyers, Psy.D.

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As if parents don’t already have enough to deal with in meeting their children’s endless needs, they face the additional frustration of having to listen to nonsense feedback from other parents. As a therapist and parent, I live it firsthand and also hear my clients complain about the same circumstances. When parents vent to other parents about how challenging things are with their kids at a given moment, the parents they’re venting to often reply with a statement that lacks empathy and adds to the pressures they already have.

“Enjoy every minute of it.”

Hands down, this supposed nugget of wisdom is perhaps the most ludicrous of them all. Of course, people who make this comment might say in their defense, “I don’t mean every minute; I just mean to try to enjoy it overall.”

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10 Subtle Signs of Emotional Abuse

This post was originally published on this site By Guest Contributor Nancy Nichols, Author and Relationship Expert at YourTango If you’ve never been involved with a cunning, pathological lying, narcissistic, abusive partner, you may not know what you’re dealing with. When you date an abusive personality, you may buy into his charm, braggadocio, and phony… Continue Reading

Why Men are More Distant in Relationships

This post was originally published on this siteBy Guest Contributor Kim Olver, best-selling author of Secrets of Happy Couples: Loving Yourself, Your Partner, and Your Life. Women immerse themselves in their romantic relationships, while men place their romantic partners on an equal but distant footing, according to research from Oxford University. The study shows that, generally, women… Continue Reading