When you’re a couple, your conversation skills can draw you closer together or drive you apart. Do you give each other love and support, or do you resort to nagging and shutting down? You might assume that loving your partner would be enough, but most of us can benefit from practicing interacting effectively. In fact, almost 70% of divorces are caused by communication … [Read more...] about 12 Important Conversation Skills for Couples
Breakups are one of the most painful experiences that a person can face in their lifetime. Of course, some breakups are worse than others. A 20-year marriage ending in divorce will usually feel more painful than a 3-month relationship ending in separation. Regardless, it can be very traumatic because not only do you suddenly face loneliness, but you also see the person that … [Read more...] about 7 Steps to Finding True Happiness After Breaking Up
Many parents-to-be feel excited about their baby's arrival, but being a parent can be intimidating. Some people who have children later in life may have prepared themselves for the challenges. But many new parents worry that raising a child will be too stressful. Some parents go through different emotions before their baby arrives. Some parents may think, "I wonder if I can … [Read more...] about 7 Fears About Parenting That Will Get Easier After You Have Kids
With the pandemic keeping families at home the past couple of years, you might think they would be reading more. However, U.S. adults read 2 to 3 fewer books per year than they did between 2001 and 2016, according to a Gallup poll. Another survey by Pew Research found that 23% of Americans didn’t read a single book in 2021, and that figure is even higher for those under age … [Read more...] about Who Else Wants to Read More Effectively?
No matter how you look at it, everyone is busy today. Responsibilities at work, family priorities, and hobbies make it difficult for parents to spend quality time with their children. Some feel guilty that they need to work full-time to pay the bills. Others may feel anxious when they go to the gym for a workout. And when they see parents who can work from home and thus … [Read more...] about How to Get More Out of Your Time With Your Child