Category | Relationships

Alcoholism – How to Give Support to a Loved One

Posted on 08 May 2010 by

Having a family member or friend with alcoholism isn’t an easy thing for anyone to have to deal with. You still love them, which is not going to change; however, you don’t like how they act while they’re drinking or some of the things they say. It’s not easy knowing how to give support to […]

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Frugal Ways to Spoil Mothers on Their Special Day

Posted on 05 May 2010 by

Moms do so much for the rest of the family throughout the year. It’s nice to make Mom feel special at least once a year. Listed below are some frugal ways to spoil mothers on their special day. Even if all of the children aren’t writing yet, a handwritten note or letter will be cherished […]

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How to Talk to Your Teen About Abusive Relationships

Posted on 15 April 2010 by

Every parent worries about the teenage years. One of the common worries of parents can be abusive relationships. This is a sensitive topic to approach with your teen, but well worth the effort. Even if you don’t suspect that your teen is in such a relationship, it’s important to speak to them about the possibilities […]

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Playing Your Kids Way

Posted on 05 October 2009 by

By Erik A. Fisher, Ph.D. aka, Dr. E I love to watch kids play, and I love to play with kids. I feel lucky enough to be able to do both every day. As a psychologist and a father, I love what I do and feel blessed to see kids show me who they […]

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All Have Won, and All Will Have Prizes?: The Challenges of Youth Sports

Posted on 10 August 2009 by

Erik Fisher, Ph.D., aka Dr. E… See Jimmy pitch the ball. See Dick hit the ball. See Dick run to first base. See Dick get called out. See Dick’s parents yell at the umpire. See other parents join in. See Dick walk back to the bench and hide his head in his hands. See […]

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5 Tips On How To Handle Conflict

Posted on 27 May 2009 by

A strong marriage is a product of years of withstanding changes and trials. Even a strong relationship prior to marriage is no guarantee that a marriage will work. When a couple decides to stay together for good, they get to realize that marriage is always a work in progress. In marriage, disagreements and fights are […]

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8 Tips To A Healthy Marriage

Posted on 20 May 2009 by

Compatibility alone is not enough to make a marriage successful. For a relationship to work, couples need to work together to iron out their differences so they can work towards a common goal. In reality, happy ever after only comes when couples have already learned how to make the most out of an imperfect situation. […]

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How To Recession-Proof Your Marriage

Posted on 04 May 2009 by

With the impending threat of job loss and home foreclosures, many couples may already feel the effects of financial instability. Through these financial hardships, have you also allowed your marriage to succumb to these difficulties? While money matters will always be a sensitive topic for couples, there are still ways on how you can effectively […]

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What You Need To Know About Marriage Counseling

Posted on 24 March 2009 by

Changes are inevitable in every relationship. As couples go through different life stages, many relationships also evolve at some point. With the equally demanding work routine, it can be difficult to balance everything from home responsibilities to keeping a healthy relationship with your partner. Coupled with issues like communication problems and the lack of intimacy, […]

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Creating a Close Bond Between You and Your Teen

Posted on 25 June 2008 by

If you want to have a close bond between you and your teen, here is how to create one. It may take a little bit of work to get things going and to maintain, but it will be well worth it in the end.

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How Kids Are like Dogs

Posted on 08 June 2008 by

As pet owners, we have certain expectations that surround the development and actions that our pets take in the household. As parents, we also have expectations of what our child is going to accomplish throughout their life. Although there are vast differences between pets and children, there are also many similarities.

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Ways to Reduce Your Alcohol Intake Without Taking the Fun Out of Your Social Life

Many people think you have to drink alcohol in large quantities in order to have a good time socially. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth. If you enjoy a drink now and then, that’s alright. You can learn ways to reduce your alcohol intake without taking the fun out of your social life. […]

The Effects of Under-Age Drinking on Teens

Some teenagers think they look ‘cool’ or grown up if they drink. Unfortunately, most teens don’t drink one or two drinks; they tend to drink to excess. The effects of under-age drinking on teens are varied but none of them are good. One of the worst effects of under-age drinking is the fact that over 5,000 […]

The Risks of Drinking Alcohol during Pregnancy

Most women are excited when they learn that they are pregnant, and much has been written about the need to take extra good care of your body at this time. Read on to find out more about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. A woman may choose to drink for a variety of reasons. She […]

Alcohol and Mood Changes

While some experts agree that a glass of wine, particularly red wine, each evening is good for you, others are not so quick to jump on the bandwagon. Putting the health effects (good or bad) of alcohol aside, there’s another side to this issue that’s not always looked at thoroughly – mood. Alcohol affects your mood; that […]

Pregnancy and Alcohol: A Very Harmful Cocktail Combination

Before you decide to drink that alcoholic beverage, think about what may possibly happen to your unborn child. Many babies suffer from fetal alcohol syndrome every year. In the United States, approximately 40,000 babies are born with some type of alcohol related deformities each year. It affects an estimated one to two in every 1,000 […]

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