Relationships

Are We Raising Romantic Sons?

I was fascinated to read this Op-Ed piece in the New York Times by author and sociology professor Amy Schalet, who elaborates on survey data showing fewer American teens having sex at a young age. The surprise? We’re talking about teenage boys – not girls. It appears they aren’t engaging […]

The Pros and Cons of Venting or… Il Faut Arrter de Rler

Ready to explode at the end of a frustrating day? Express it! Pour out your feelings! Vent! Prevailing wisdom says: Getting your troubles off your chest relieves stress. Isn’t that the prescription we’ve all been taught? But what if this common communication practice isn’t healthy after all? What if venting […]

It’s Not Me, It’s You! Reasons People Leave Relationships

You know the expression. “It’s not you, it’s me.” Pop culture pap, don’t you think? But when searching for reasons to leave a relationship, or at least what to say, the reality is “It’s not me, it’s you” is often how we truly feel. Sure, as exit strategies go, we […]

Should You Change Yourself for Someone You Love?

I’ve been asking myself this question for days. Should you change yourself for someone you love? What if you agree that the change is for the better? I believe that small changes can yield big payoffs. I’m also convinced that we are the only ones who can change ourselves. Naturally, […]

The Age of Regret

He begins to rattle off a list of regrets, his jaw set and resting in his hand, his gaze somewhere in the distance as though I weren’t in the room at all, his voice only slightly more than a murmur. I am taken aback. He is a man with many […]