I hold a degree in theology with an emphasis in human behavior. I have studied relationships and behavior for more than twenty years. Let me start by explaining my credentials.
In the hierarchy of relationships, friendships are at the bottom. Romantic partners, parents, children—all these come first. This is true in life, and in science, where relationship research tends to focus on couples and families.
The clothes you wear. The food you eat. The color of your bedroom walls.
Editor's Note: Every Monday, Lori Gottlieb answers questions from readers about their problems, big and small. Have a question? Email her at dear. My husband and I have two adult children: a year-old son who is married with three children and lives 15 minutes away, and a year-old daughter who is single and lives out of state.
We'll have a total of just 10 at our Thanksgiving this year, with the biggest absence being that of my mother, who died in March at the age of Our 2-year-old granddaughter and her parents won't be there, either, nor will my nephew and his 6-month-old son, so we'll have no children around to temper the loss. Instead, we'll have to get our yuks from the antics of our daughter's pound dog, Huxley.
O ne day during his last year at primary school, Jon Adams drew a picture of a street in Portsmouth, the city where he still lives. The scene he drew had no people in it, but its representation of everything else suggested a talent beyond his years. Adams was asked to write his name on the back, an instruction that threw up a choice.
Sharing personal information brings people closer together. Verified by Psychology Today. Boomers 3.
Have you held a baby lately? I recently held little Ezra, a month-old who had recently learned how to do a high five. Once he got the hang of it, he did over and over.
A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45—64 years old. This may produce feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to their current lifestyle. The term was coined by Elliott Jaques in
Steve and Darlene Goldstein could be on a crash course to a difficult reckoning. But Darlene recently retired as a substitute schoolteacher, and Steve, 68, a program manager for a national security technology company in Las Vegas, wants to join her. To assist Abby with rent, utilities, and other living expenses, the Goldsteins have forgone home improvements, and Steve just pushed his retirement date out two more years.