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Why Men Never Get Compliments–and Why That Needs to Change

Men, when is the last time that you received a compliment? Pause for a minute and really think: When is the last time that someone appreciated something about you, be it your appearance, your job performance, your parenting or even just your grill technique? Now, women ask yourselves the same question. I bet you are… Read more »

What to Do When Your Kids Have a Bad Day at School

We have all been there. It’s pickup time after school and your kid is walking out of the school with their backpack. Even before they get in the car, you can tell something is wrong. Their face is crumpled in a sour expression. They don’t smile or wave at you like usual. Instantly, your stomach… Read more »

The Top 5 Facebook Behaviors to Avoid at all Costs

Comparison is the thief of joy. Franklin Roosevelt What role does Facebook play in your life? If you’re like most people, it has a starring role. The average person spends nearly two hours on their social media accounts each day. Not only can Facebook be addictive, but it can also put your relationship in jeopardy–Believe… Read more »

What Not to Say to a Transgender Person

A judge just blocked a policy from the Obama administration which would allow transgender students to use the bathroom that matches their gender. The judge’s ruling is a setback for those involved in the battle for transgender rights, and it has left many in the community angered and worried for the future. There are several… Read more »

Emotional Infidelity on Facebook

Do you think there is such a thing as emotional infidelity? In other words, can you be unfaithful to your spouse even if you never physically cheat? I recently met with a young couple, Sarah and Kyle, who have been married for seven years. They have one child together, a two-year old boy named Logan…. Read more »

A Family Legacy of Unworthiness

Our parents hand down many things to us. Recipes. Inside jokes. Frugality. A penchant for spicy foods. A love for baseball. A strong moral system. Punctuality. Wit. You name it—when it comes to our best qualities and our little personal quirks, these things tend to be inherited from our parents and from those in our… Read more »

Nothing Changes if Nothing Changes

Are you happy with your relationship right now? With your communication, your sex life, your shared household/parenting duties, your connection overall? Chances are, if you are like most people, the answer is probably no. It is normal to have things in your relationship that you wish were different—whether we are talking vastly different (“I want… Read more »

“Help! My Husband is Annoying Me to Death!”

How to deal when the person you love most in the world is also the person that makes you crazy I recently received an email from a reader that I think many of you can relate to. Here is a snippet: “Hi, Dr. Berman: I love your work and I have been trying to apply… Read more »