Do you find yourself in a marriage where you love your spouse, but privately and deep down inside, you don’t necessarily like him or her very much anymore? If you answered “yes” know that you are not alone. According to a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, just shy of 60% of married couples reported being very happy in their marriage. That number dropped from 65% from just two years earlier. The study cites several factors contributing to marital unhappiness including, a sex life with diminishing returns, preoccupation with technology, and men taking their [...]
As each Fall athletic season begins and boys are recruited into (or placed onto) various school and county leagues, my voicemail and e-mail Inbox receive an inevitable bombardment of concerns from pare nts about the “best coach.” Parents often have the same concern season-upon-season: “My sons’ coach is mean and I don’t think he can succeed with someone mean;” “His self-esteem is being harmed;” and of course, “What should we do?” I rarely hear from the parents who love their sons’ coaches: obviously, they have no complaints. In an effort to address the question of what makes a “perfect” coach, I turned to parents who love their sons’ coaches, talked with coaches, looked at the recent research on the effects of athletic coaching styles on boys, and sought the advice of a life coach (*I should note that while there are many similarities about coaching boys and girls, the differences illustrated in research literature are strong enough to separate the topics, and focus on only coaching boys in this article.)
Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D., a clinical psychologist and director of this practice, wrote an interesting article on this blog "stress and the economy" where he examined many of the mental health issues that arise during bad economic times. Often, people's social and emotional problems are, in some part, linked to the occupational and academic problems of their career path. It can be hard, when it comes to career, especially in these times, to put all the puzzle pieces together on your own. With millions of jobs being lost since December 2007, it can be difficult for a college student to select a [...]
Ashburn Bipolar Support Group is meeting at 8 p.m. each Wednesday at Ashburn Psychological Services. The support group for those with bipolar meets in Suite 214 in the conference room on the second floor of 44110 Ashburn Village Shopping Plaza, Ashburn, VA 20147.