In many ways, social media has provided us with ways to connect to those across the world. Yet, many struggle to relate in healthy ways to those who are “up close.” Rather than feel connected, they report feeling more alone and isolated. How can this be? Have we lost the ability to engage one-on-one? Are… Continue reading U.P.C.L.O.S.E. – 7 Rules of Engagement
Relationships! They can be tricky. There is the business of maintaining a sense of self and sharing space and time with another. It doesn't matter if the relationship is with a friend, co-worker, or intimate partner; making sure things stay healthy takes work. Below are seven tips on how to have healthy connections with friends and… Continue reading How to Have a Healthy Relationship
Close to 30 years ago my African American History professor (whose name escapes me) predicted the detriment the Walkman™ would have on relationships. He wondered why people found it necessary to plug their ears when in public. He questioned if people did this to avoid talking and used the Walkman™ as an excuse to disconnect… Continue reading Did Social Networking Ruin Our Relationships?
While watching an episode of Criminal Minds, I found myself yelling at the woman on the screen. I heard myself say things like, “Oh my gosh, you’re so stupid! Really, you thought that was a good idea?” The worse yet, “Well, you asked for what’s coming next.” Earlier that day, I read similar comments regarding a report… Continue reading Why We Blame the Victim