“Shaming” or Informing? “Stigmatizing” or Educating? The Generational Divide

A “McCloudism”: “Reason what’s written or said, before you react and rage.” Many in today’s society are quick to engage in extrapolations of message instead of simply reading and reasoning what is actually said or written. … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/all-things/2019/07/shaming-or-informing-stigmatizing-or-educating-the-generational-divide/

Unloving Mothers, Denial, and the Vehemence of Smear Campaigns

Not long ago, I had a conversation with a woman whose two adult children—both in their forties—apparently abruptly went no contact. I knew nothing of her history since she’s a very casual acquaintance of mine but she was aware that I write about difficult and toxic mother-daughter relationships. … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/knotted/2019/07/unloving-mothers-denial-and-the-vehemence-of-smear-campaigns/

4 Ways Responding to Your Partner’s Feelings is “Relationship Gold”

As a psychologist who specializes in working with couples, I have likely treated hundreds at this point in my career. During all these years of helping couples heal and get closer, … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/childhood-neglect/2019/07/4-reasons-responding-to-your-partners-feelings-is-relationship-gold/

How the Prejudices of Schoolteachers Can Harm the Children of Single Parents

Sometimes prejudice comes wrapped in pretty packages. People who probably think of themselves as totally open-minded and fair and who may have many commendable qualities can still have biases about different groups of people that can result in real damage to the targets of their prejudice. … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/single-at-heart/2019/07/how-the-prejudices-of-schoolteachers-can-harm-the-children-of-single-parents/

Have Trouble Explaining Your ADHD? Write It Down!

Verbal explanations can be unpredictable, even more so when given by ADHDers. It’s hard to organize information about complex, nuanced topics in the moment while you’re talking. And it’s all too easy for verbal explanations to go off on tangents or come out in an unplanned, … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/adhd-millennial/2019/07/have-trouble-explaining-your-adhd-write-it-down/

Justifying Regrettable Actions in Self and Others: A Human Tendency?

Have you ever ignored an action that warranted an apology? Have you ever supported someone whose behavior had destructive consequences on others? Why? The questions are not intended  to condone or condemn, … source https://blogs.psychcentral.com/healing-together/2019/07/justifying-regrettable-actions-in-self-and-others-a-human-tendency/