Many friendships are a bit lopsided sometimes. However, if things remain out of balance for too long, you may want to fix the situation or go your separate ways. One-sided friendships come in many varieties, but they have one thing in common. You supply most of the effort, while your friend is distant or does things that actually hurt you. In the end, you wind up lacking the … [Read more...] about What Will You Do When a Friendship Feels One-Sided?
After your kids grow up, you remain a parent, but your job description changes. Your adult children can make their own decisions, and you’re both free to determine how you want to interact with each other. Setting boundaries will help you to maintain a healthy relationship. There may be many issues to sort out. For some parents, it’s a matter of encouraging healthy … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Maintaining Healthy Boundaries with Your Adult Children
Studies show that exercise can relieve many symptoms of depression, as well as anxiety. It’s a safe and effective remedy, but it’s difficult to run laps when you can barely drag yourself out of bed. Still, the effort is worth it. A major study by Duke University found that exercise worked as well as antidepressant medication for some patients. If you’re experiencing … [Read more...] about The Secret to Exercising When You’re Depressed
If you’re struggling to be as successful as you’d like to be, there’s a great chance that a discrepancy exists between your goals and your values. If our goals are antithetical to our values, success is all but impossible. We don’t like to behave in ways that are counter to our values. If a mismatch exists, something has to give. If you’re forever coming up short when it … [Read more...] about Do Your Goals Support Your Values?
Remember when your kids were little, and they were happy to do just about anything for a sticker or a kind word? Now they’re older, and you have to try harder to motivate them. Many parents become frustrated with teens who play video games for hours but avoid homework and chores. The situation can be even more challenging now that COVID-19 limits opportunities for … [Read more...] about A Parent’s Guide to Motivating Your Teen