Tag Archives: family

When a Family Man Thinks Twice: A Divorced Dad // SF Chronicle

You get married. And at some point you don’t know if the marriage is going to work. And since it’s your first marriage, you feel discouraged and hopeless and start believing that your marriage looks nothing like the ones on TV or in US magazine. And you think how nice it would be to have […]

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Strangers at Our Table, SF Chronicle

Holiday gatherings are supposed to be a time to eat heartily and bask in the presence of our loved ones. So why do many of us leave the table feeling empty?

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Book Review: MIND IN THE MAKING: The Seven Essential Skills Every Child Needs, by Ellen Galinsky

Image via Wikipedia I have long been an admirer of Ellen Galinsky’s work. As president and co-founder of the Families and Work Institute, Ellen and her colleagues have  produced some of the most interesting and important findings on the relationship between work and family functioning that we have. I often cite her research in my […]

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Diane Rehm Show: Estranged Parents

NPR: Diane Rehm: Estranged Parents: Interview with Dr. Coleman on his book WHEN PARENTS HURT: Compassionate Strategies When You and Your Grown Child Don’t Get Along

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When Dads Become Dads: New Research Shows That Moms Are Not The Only Ones Whose Bodies Change

Once upon a time we assumed that the weight gain that fathers sometimes added when their wives were pregnant was sympathy weight: mom was eating for 2, why shouldn’t Dad join in on the extra calories? Other theories saw Dad’s changes as somehow neurotic-that Dad envied his wife’s pregnancy and wanted to be a little […]

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Now That We Are Parents, How Can We Keep Our Marriage Strong?

Having children opens a whole new area of your relationship. Make sure to work as a team to raise the child and doing house work. If one partner is bearing most of the responisbilites, it can make for a very stressful atmosphere which can be negative for the baby as well as the couple’s relationship.

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What Creates Happiness Among the Youth? Surprising New Research

According to a recent survey by the Associated Press and MTV, what makes young people the most happy is spending time with family. The open-ended questionnaire on the nature of happiness drew that response from one in five respondents of 1,280 people, ages 13 through 24. Spending time with friends scored next on the happiness […]

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The Chore Wars: 8 Steps to a Happier Household

Couples often fight about housework and it can get ugly. Studies show that women who do an unfair burden of housework are more at risk for depression and physical illness. They’re also more likely to fantasize about divorce. However, today’s men are doing much more housework than their fathers ever did and often feel unappreciated […]

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Should I Cut My Adult Child Out of His Inheritance? Huffington Post

My children have refused to communicate with me for several years and I’m considering cutting them out of my will. Why would I be generous to children who won’t have anything to do with me.

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