Articles Tagged "relationships"

Romantic relationships are influenced by various concepts, including the dominant discourses in society, cultural norms, and heteronormativity. One’s interpretation and connection to their significant other is informed by their childhood and family influences, the historical context and geographical location of their upbringing, along with the persistence of religiosity and the corresponding practices. Considering religion, heteronormativity […]

Oct 8, 2023

When I wrote about extra-relationship affairs years ago, I didn’t have a lot of experience treating couples who were struggling with an affair. The written work was more journalistic than clinical, but it made quite a splash in the media as sex frequently does, especially if it touches a nerve, as infidelity is bound to […]

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Sep 1, 2022

Suicides occur from a congruence of many factors including the quality and amount of social support an individual receives. Fortunately, several treatments have strong support for their effectiveness in reducing suicide attempts including cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and the collaborative assessment and management of suicide among others (Calati & Courtet, 2016). Whatever intervention […]

Despite vaccination roll-out for the COVID-19 virus and re-entry into “normal life,” reports of anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are rising with those in lower socioeconomic status (SES) strata and young adults most likely to bear disproportionate incidences of life disruption. This pandemic, which is far from over, created a perfect storm as […]