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Psychology Around the Net: January 12, 2019

Are you ready to learn about simple, no frills self-care tips we can all follow? Why incompetent people have more confidence than you’d think they should? How men and women experience chronic pain differently? Well, good news! This week’s Psychology Around the Net has all that and more. The Free Self-Care You Should Be Doing Right Now: Setting realistic exercise schedules. Tackling one cleaning or organizing project at a time. Getting enough sleep. Extremely basic but extremely helpful self-c...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Women, Memory, Values, Research, Disorders, Stress, Self-help, Confidence, Anxiety, Yoga, Men, Women's Issues, Chronic Pain, Men's Issues


A Father’s Presence: Influences on His Daughter’s Development

Over the years more and more research has pointed to the importance fathers have in the lives of children at every stage. As the role evolves, a father’s presence, responsiveness, and involvement in the day-to-day responsibilities of parenting has benefited the health, well-being, and overall development of his sons and daughters. To name a few, associations have been found between father involvement and: Decreased risk of illness and infant mortality Self-confidence, risk taking, and env...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Relationships, Research, Women's Issues, Children And Teens, Men's Issues, Success & Achievement, Manion, Peterson, Leyva, Allgood, Meg Meeker, Beckert, Journal of Psychology


The Appeal of Benevolent Sexism

Stories of sexual abuse and allegations have been front and center in our news for a while now. From the Me Too movement to the Catholic Church abuse cases to the recent Kavanaugh Hearings, we are faced with the harsh reality of how common sexual abuse really is in our society. But we are starting to talk about it and that is a good thing. My heart goes out to all those whose lives have been affected by sexual abuse. For many well-meaning men and women, these times are fraught with tensi...
Tags: Psychology, Ptsd, Trauma, Catholic Church, Prejudice, Women's Issues, Stigma, Men's Issues, Social Psychology, Ethics & Morality, Minding the Media, Stereotyping, Brett Kavanaugh, MeToo, Flattery, Kavanaugh Hearings


TPCS Podcast: The Paradoxes of Masculinity

   Blue is for boys and pink is for girls, right? That depends on what generation you live in. Today, many people disregard such silly color assignments, or at least go for “gender neutral” colors. But a hundred years ago, all the top fashionistas insisted that pink was a masculine color and blue was feminine. Masculinity has long had an identity complex. How much “girly” stuff can a man enjoy without being viewed as non-masculine? Women have redefined femininity, so why can’t men r...
Tags: Psychology, General, New York City, New York Times, Women's Issues, Captivity, Men's Issues, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Esther, Masculinity, Esther perel, The Psych Central Show, Vincent M Wales, Psych Central Show Podcast


How Cool Dudes Become Grumpy Old Men

In his 20’s and 30’s, Brad was a cool dude. In his 40’s, and 50’s, Brad was a busy business man (with a wife and 3 kids). In his 60’s and 70’s, Brad retired and became a grumpy old man. What the heck happened? And what’s a grumpy old man anyway? Brad became a grumpy old man (without realizing it) when his comments began to consist primarily of complaints. He’s become moody, quick to anger, intolerant of everyday annoyances, and upset with the world changing around him. Now that he no...
Tags: Psychology, Retirement, Aging, Depression, Agitation, Negativity, Anger, Alcoholism, John Wayne, Hormones, Men's Issues, Testosterone, Cynicism, Brad


#MeToo: The Psychology of Sexual Assault

As more and more men in powerful positions find themselves suddenly out of a job because of the women who’ve bravely come forward to share their traumatic experiences in public, it’s easy to forget how much of an ongoing, serious problem sexual assault is today. It’s easy for many men (and even some women) to brush off such accusations or behaviors with trite but insulting excuses, such as, “Boys will be boys.” Sexual assault is a serious and devastating violent criminal behavior. It often leave...
Tags: Psychology, General, Sexual Assault, United States, Davis, Sexual Abuse, Mental Health And Wellness, Men's Issues, Violence And Aggression, Hotline, Dworkin, National Sexual Violence Resource Center, Rape Abuse Incest National Network, National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, Clinical Psychology Review, MeToo


Getting Beyond “Get Over It”: Supporting the Emotional Development of Boys

Considering the idea that boys, as opposed to girls, “get over it” in terms of relationship conflicts, things not going their way, disappointment, and the associated feelings, there is a process reinforcing this myth that needs to come to light. The process both overtly and covertly points boys in the direction of “it doesn’t matter” when the emotionally challenging experiences are left disconnected in terms of skills and personal narrative. In the important formative years of childhood, we ...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Students, Parenting, Stress, Agitation, Child Development, Dallas, Anger, Emotional Support, Brain And Behavior, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Men's Issues, Ethics & Morality, Panepinto


TPCS Podcast: Mental Health Resilience in Gay Men

   It’s no surprise that gay men have been one of the many groups subject to mental health issues. What is surprising, though, is how well they bounce back from such issues. Our guest this week has studied resilience in gay men and literally wrote the book on the subject. He shares with us some stories found in the book and behind-the-pages experiences from the writing of it. He stresses that the book is not just for the gay community, however, as many of the issues are fairly unive...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Washington Post, Washington, America, Gay, Trauma, Atlantic, Connecticut, John, Lgbtq, Huffington Post, Men's Issues, Gabe Howard, Gabe, John Manuel Andriote


Ep 24: How Do We Deal With the Everyday Effects of Mental Illness?

 In order to be diagnosed with any illness, a person must first show symptoms – in other words, something needs to go wrong. Living in recovery from mental illness doesn’t mean we are free from these effects; it just means that we’ve reduced our symptoms to a manageable level and learned to deal. So, how do we do it? What’s life like on a day-to-day basis living in recovery? Do bipolar and schizophrenia still cause issues for Gabe and Michelle? Listen to this episode of a Bipolar, ...
Tags: Psychology, Self-help, Self-esteem, Men's Issues, Michelle, Gabe Howard, Gabe, Peer Support, A Bipolar, A Schizophrenic, and a Podcast, MICHELLE HAMMER, Schizophrenic NYC


The Final Step for Couples Seeking to Survive Infidelity: Address Other Relationship Issues

In the aftermath of infidelity, your relationship can be saved. Arising from the emotional devastation of one of life’s most painful betrayals, a couple can build a fresh foundation of love, support, and respect that endures a lifetime. Doing so isn’t easy. To stack the odds in your favor, there are 7 Survival Steps that I have identified that couples must take if they are to rebound from the ruins of infidelity. These are steps — to be followed in sequence — that when completed, offe...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Marriage, Cheating, Relationships, Love, Communication, Couples Counseling, Betrayal, Infidelity, John, Women's Issues, Forgiveness, Extramarital Affair, Reconciliation, Marriage And Divorce


7 Red Flags to Watch Out for in a New Relationship

You’re dating someone new and everything seems to be going pretty well. That is until you see something a little off in their behavior. When you’re first getting to know someone, you don’t want to analyze and judge every single thing they do or way they act, but you also want to evaluate what kind of person they are and if they could be a good fit for you. When we really like someone, we often want to overlook certain behaviors and chock it up to them having a bad day or our reading the situ...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Friends, Self-help, Personality, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Emotional Abuse, Spousal abuse, Anger, Women's Issues, Selfishness, Controlling, Self-compassion, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues


How Stretching Pays Off…in Yoga and Marriage

I’m a big fan of yoga. It brings many benefits. Yoga improves posture and flexibility. It improves our mental state so we’re more centered, intuitive, and accepting of what comes our way. It purifies us mentally, cleansing our minds of the negative aspects of our thought patterns.   This is all wonderful on an individual level. How about when it comes to relating to your “significant other?” Can you imagine how good it would feel to have a way to keep clearing the decks, to regularly cle...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Romance, Relationships, Happiness, Communication, Self-help, Couples Counseling, Intimacy, Women's Issues, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Health-related


Follow Your Compass Home

For twelve long and painful months I watched my marriage of 8 years and partnership of 15 years, distort and disfigure into something I no longer recognized. Despite all effort, despite all desire to keep our marriage together, short of any other options, I moved out of our apartment and into a sublet. Six months before, things had completely eroded between my wife and I and instead of vacationing together that year, it was decided it would be best if I went alone. I traveled to my dream de...
Tags: Travel, Psychology, Family, Marriage, Sweden, Identity, Los Angeles, Values, Divorce, Personal, Denmark, Norway, Scandinavia, Copenhagen, Nightmares, Journaling


Surviving Infidelity Requires the Partner Who Strayed to Accept 100% Responsibility for the Affair

A client of mine, whom I’ll call “John,” is sitting in my office offering me a laundry list of explanations for why he had an adulterous relationship. John is well-educated, a successful businessman, and a pillar of his church. His illicit relationship with Violet, he recalls, began when the two colleagues were away on an extended business trip. John didn’t intend to betray his wife, Sue. But after a few too many drinks late one night, John found himself in Violet’s hotel room, and nature s...
Tags: Psychology, Marriage, Cheating, Relationships, Adultery, Self-help, Affair, Infidelity, Sue, Emotional Affair, John, Women's Issues, Responsibility, Extramarital Affair, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues


6 Ways Social Media Can Ruin Romantic Relationships

TMI, people. You’ve taken the big leap and proved your commitment to that special someone in your life. You updated your Facebook status to “In a Relationship,” and your profile photo has been replaced with a sweet couple’s photo of the two of you. Now, you wake up together each morning and spend time cuddling in bed…scrolling through your newsfeeds. 7 Social Media Rules You MUST Follow When Going Through Divorce While it is understandably tempting to integrate your brand new love into your ...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Twitter, Technology, Marriage, Instagram, Relationships, Love, Habits, Social Media, Snapchat, Conversation, Women's Issues, Authenticity, Publishers, Couple


The Impact of Banning School Skirts on Student’s Gender Identity

I write as a second year Psychology undergraduate, with a growing interest in how schools tackle the issue of school uniform. I have so far led the conventional educational route: primary school, state high school, sixth form, university. I now wonder, after having completed the mandatory years of education, how much of my school experience has shaped my personality and values. In particular, my gendered and self-perception values. The high school I attended was one of 63 schools in the UK that...
Tags: Psychology, Gender, UK, Students, Education, Parenting, Bullying, Research, Personal, Transgender, Sexuality, Policy and advocacy, Ofsted, Women's Issues, Dress Code, Children And Teens


Surviving Infidelity: Why It’s Necessary to Prove That the Affair Has Ended

Recovering from the painful damage caused by infidelity is never easy. In the aftermath of infidelity, marriages and committed relationships that have been built and nurtured over years, even decades, can quickly crumble, leaving one or both partners devastated. But there is hope and a way forward for those couples who are willing to make the commitment and do the hard work. The trauma of infidelity needn’t last a lifetime. In counseling couples over many years in the wake of infidelity, ...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Cheating, Relationships, Friends, Divorce, Self-help, Betrayal, Infidelity, Trust Issues, Emotional Affair, John, Women's Issues, Extramarital Affair, Grief And Loss


The First Step in Surviving Infidelity: Ceasing All Contact with the Outside Person

After the explosive initial shock of infidelity, when emotions are less volatile, some couples will try to make things right. In a marriage or committed relationship, the partner who strayed will sometimes awaken to the many harsh, unanticipated consequences that his or her misbehavior brings. Not the least of these is the enormous pain infidelity creates for the partner who is betrayed. For the sake of illustration, in this article I will refer to the partner who strayed as “John” and th...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Cheating, Relationships, Adultery, Trust, Self-help, Betrayal, Infidelity, Emotional Affair, John, Women's Issues, Forgiveness, Extramarital Affair, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce


Is Your Partner Really ‘Emotionally Unavailable’ or Is It You?

“He’s just so emotionally unavailable.” This is one of the things I hear most often in my practice and one of the things I heard myself saying most often before I did my own work. I remember being utterly convinced of it. The evidence was in everything my husband did — the way he stonewalled me during arguments, the way he zoned out and disappeared into the television so much, the way he got sleepy and indeed did even nod off when I was talking to him sometimes. I was outraged by his “emotional...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Personal, Treatment, Intimacy, Family Therapy, Arguments, Resentment, Opposition, Women's Issues, Blame, Responsibility, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Estrangement, Reciprocity


Steps to Successful Co-Parenting

Being a parent is a huge responsibility and often times one that is shared with a co-parent. A co-parent is the person (or people) who helps to raise your child in one way or another. This could be your spouse, an ex, your ex’s spouse, or even a friend or family member.   In my experience as a clinician for children and adolescents, having adults that are able to co-parent in a respectful, collaborative, and accepting way is one of the most important factors in my clients’ ability to access h...
Tags: Psychology, Childhood, Family, General, Parenting, Sharing, Divorce, Self-help, Arguments, Women's Issues, Motivation And Inspiration, Children And Teens, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Co-parenting


6 Tips to a Joyous and Peaceful Interfaith Holiday Season

The holiday season is one of the most joyful times of the year; unfortunately, it is also one of the most stressful times of the year, and in an interfaith relationship, many conflicts may arise. Consider that approximately 40% of Americans wed outside of their faith and less than half of those couples discuss which faith they plan to follow. Because of the confusion and high stress levels, two weeks before Christmas and the month of January, the following month after the holiday season, is the...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Relationships, Christmas, US, Self-help, Spirituality, Hanukkah, Women's Issues, Holiday Stress, Motivation And Inspiration, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Holiday Coping, Chanukah


The Three Relationship Killers and How to Overcome Them

As a marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, I’ve seen a lot of couples. And over and over, the demise of marriages and relationships in general, is not over money, children, or health but crummy communication styles. Unfortunately we were not taught in school or at home about how to communicate so we resort to a free-wheeling and unconscious style, unaware of the consequences of how our message is received. Here are the three relationship killers of love, connection, openness, and i...
Tags: Psychology, Relationships, Communication, Compassion, Self-help, Treatment, Respect, Women's Issues, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Self Care


Reached Your Goal But Still Unhappy? 4 Steps to Take

Do these sound like promises you’ve made to yourself? Once I get the promotion, I’ll feel like my career is on track. After this busy period, I won’t have to work so much and can spend time doing things I enjoy. When I make six-figures, I’ll be financially secure enough to move across the country/start a family/write a book. In our goal-oriented society, setting an objective to work toward is often a powerful motivator that drives professional and personal progress. In theory this may not sou...
Tags: Psychology, Work, Family, Students, Fitness, College, Relationships, Goals, Love, Habits, Happiness, Sports, Careers, Success, Stress, Self-help


Psychology Around the Net: November 26, 2016

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! Also, Happy Belated Thanksgiving to my fellow Americans! I hope each and every one of you had a day (or, are still have a few days!) of time spent with your loved ones appreciating all the blessings in your life — and, if you don’t already, I hope you spend some time to do that every day. This week’s Psychology Around the Net takes a look at the latest on sexism related to men’s mental health, the stigma of mental illness in the hip-hop community, how creativity b...
Tags: Psychology, Celebrities, Sexism, Women, Creative, Research, Disorders, Kanye West, Mental Health, Happy, Depression, Creativity, United States, New Zealand, Men, Emotions


True Story: One Father’s Struggle with Postpartum Depression

Dads get the “baby blues” too. People might not realize this, but, after the birth of a child, both women and men can encounter symptoms of postpartum depression. I’m speaking from experience here. After the birth of my daughter, which endures as one of the happiest moments of my life, I found myself struggling with unexpected waves of anxiety, fear, and depression. It was horrible, and what made it worse, was that I was very uncomfortable talking about it. 8 Heartbreaking Secrets ALL Men Ke...
Tags: Psychology, Family, Parenting, Birth, Women, Pregnancy, Father, Disorders, Personal, Depression, Anxiety, Fear, Men, Emotions, Wife, Child


Psychology Around the Net: October 29, 2016

Happy Saturday, sweet readers! This week’s Psychology Around the Net covers a myriad of interesting topics, if I do say so myself! Keep reading for information on how the way you twist your paperclips could highlight your personality (yes, really), a new three-second brain exercises to help you find joy (it’s a lot deeper, and yet just as simple, as it sounds), a few misconceptions some of us might have about male sexuality, and more. A Cruel Trick On the Mentally Ill: “Haunted asylums and s...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Costumes, Halloween, Books, Sweden, Study, Women, Happiness, Research, Meditation, Mindfulness, Blood Pressure, Personality, Sexuality, Men


Is Your Man Cheating on You with His Smartphone?

Does it seem like every time you look over at your partner, he is glued to his smartphone screen, doing who knows what? You ask him a question, wait for his response and all you get is a simple, “what was that?” or “huh?” What could possibly be so interesting and taking up this much of his time? And how do you live with it, without grounding him from technology or throwing it out the window? Your partner doesn’t have to be messaging other woman via email or social media in order for technology t...
Tags: Psychology, Gaming, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Relationships, Habits, Social Media, Communication, Cnn, Self-help, Dating, Espn, Women's Issues, Men's Issues, Smartphone Addiction


6 Signs You’re a Productivity Addict

Google “productivity” and you’re served up almost 18 million search results. Dive in and you’ll find blogs, websites, apps, op-eds, subreddits, consulting firms, podcasts and scientific studies devoted to the art of efficiency. Our obsession in modern society with doing more is rivaled only by our preoccupation with doing more harder, better, faster and stronger. We’re gunning the engines at max speed, cramming our work days full of tasks, then feeling guilty if we steal a quick second to call a...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Work, Productivity, Career, Facebook, Technology, General, Email, Students, Workplace, College, Office, Habits, Happiness, Management


Breaking Up with My PTSD: The Reality of Recovering from Haunting Trauma

My almost life-long companion and I are actually breaking up. I should be more specific. What I’m breaking up with is more exactly known as C-PTSD, a form of PTSD. I think we’re in the final stages of our separation. It’s been a long and drawn-out breakup because that’s how it goes with C-PTSD. Once you get to know it well, you practice breaking up with it every day. Some days require more sorting out and negotiation than others. It’s been around a long time for me. My children have all become v...
Tags: Psychology, Personal, Ptsd, Anxiety, Self-esteem, Trauma, Domestic Violence, Spousal abuse, Veterans, Women's Issues, Domestic Abuse, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety And Panic, Inspiration & Hope, Men's Issues, VA Hospital


Recovering from Your Affair

If you are the one who cheated, you are probably dealing with emotions of guilt and shame. Perhaps you are even angry with yourself or your spouse. You may also be experiencing grief from the loss of your affair partner or fear of losing your spouse. Dealing with all of these emotions is essential for putting the pieces of your life back together and for your affair recovery. Attending therapy with a Marriage and Family Therapist with vast experience in affair recovery can be indispensable in th...
Tags: Psychology, General, Marriage, Cheating, Relationships, Compassion, Betrayal, Infidelity, Intimacy, Emotional Affair, Women's Issues, Reconciliation, Grief And Loss, Marriage And Divorce, Men's Issues, Marriage And Family Therapist