10 Ways to Stay Sane through COVID-19 thumbnail

Whether you’re quarantined in New York City or socially distancing in a Midwest suburb, coronavirus is affecting all of us. Feeling afraid or worried is a completely natural, instinctive response to this global pandemic, and it seems the majority of us are experiencing anxiety. In a survey study of more than 1200 people in China… Read more

How to Stay Calm When We’re Surrounded by Coronavirus thumbnail

As COVID-19 has spread further and impacted more and more lives, many of us are experiencing very real anxiety and fear. These are normal, healthy reactions to a life- and society-changing pandemic, but they don’t have to control us. Here are a few tips on how to stay calm while we’re socially-distancing, self-isolating, or even… Read more

5 Tips for Resolving Conflict in Your Relationship thumbnail

Relationships are hard, there’s no doubt about it. They’re also rewarding, and supportive, and fulfilling. But when it feels like you and your partner are pulling in opposite directions, or every little thing becomes an argument, it might be time to work on resolving the conflict in your relationship. Conflict can be a result of… Read more

PPD and Partners: When Post-Partum Depression Affects Fathers & Partners of New Moms thumbnail

Fathers (and partners) are often the biggest supporters of new moms when they face the struggle of postpartum depression (PPD) or anxiety (PPA). These fathers and partners are on the frontlines, witnessing the difficulties of their loved one, and experiencing the effects of PPD on their relationship and on the family as a whole. Sometimes… Read more

Postpartum Depression Symptoms: 5 Clear Signs Your Partner Needs Help thumbnail

Postpartum depression has received more attention and understanding over the years1, but how do you recognize it in your partner? Both you and your wife or partner have just shared a momentous life experience and a major life change with the birth of your child. It is normal for either or both of you to… Read more

Techniques to Help Ease Symptoms of Postpartum Depression (PPD) thumbnail

Society and the media have often perpetuated the myth that having a baby is all sunshine and happiness. The moms in all those Pampers commercials are smiling like they enjoy the diaper-changing process. Celebrities pose with their new babies and cherubic toddlers made perfect by a team of makeup artists and lighting crews. These portrayals… Read more

5 Simple EFT Couples Therapy Exercises to Rejuvenate your Relationship thumbnail

Research shows that social connection benefits our physical, emotional, and mental health. When we have secure emotional connections, we feel more confident, more independent, and we’re more likely to be successful. It may not come as a surprise that a thriving intimate relationship is also based on emotional connection. But sometimes those relationships falter and… Read more

Managing the Holidays When You’re Still Waiting for Your Baby thumbnail

A few ideas for navigating the season of joy (and stress) when everyone knows you don’t have a baby yet. Trying to conceive is not always a bottle of wine and a bouquet of roses. For some, the process can be arduous and emotional. As supportive as family and friends are trying to be, their… Read more

5 Ways Men Grieve Pregnancy Loss thumbnail

Though pregnancy loss affects both men and women, they respond differently. The father’s reaction to the loss of a baby is often less outwardly obvious compared to the mother’s expression of grief . This difference in grieving may be wrongly interpreted as “men do not grieve the loss of a baby.” That is certainly not… Read more

How a Relationship Can Help In Dealing With Postpartum Depression thumbnail

Having a baby is a period of great change. A new, sleep-deprived mom may feel overwhelmed because she is taking care of a newborn and scared by all the major life changes taking place. Up to 15% of new moms may experience Postpartum Depression. Postpartum Depression is most commonly understood as the result of hormonal… Read more