No family is perfect, but for people whose family life has never been outright “bad,” it can be tricky to spot family issues as they arise. Family problems are much more than abuse or addiction, for example, and include a host of different things that affect every member of a family. Here’s how to spot family issues and deal with them, according to experts.
Workplace burnout, often referred to as “job burnout” has become very prevalent in today’s society. We live in a culture that places great value on wealth and success. And this can result in feeling extreme external pressure to measure up, causing many people to overwork themselves at the expense of their physical and emotional well-being.
As people continue to rely more and more on computer intelligence to shepherd them through life, delegating the oftentimes inexplicable task of matchmaking to the problem-solving altar of AI is a natural progression. Should people trust algorithms with their love life?
We rely on having a sharp brain in order to produce and succeed at work. Executive functions such as focus, memory, time management and organization are key to accomplishing our goals each day.
What causes stress in your life? (We’ll wait.)
We may not know your exact answer, but there’s no doubt a few things came to mind within seconds. Between work, school, family and other obligations, you’re likely juggling a lot.
4 accidental killers reveal what the horrific experience is like — and how they've lived with the pain and shame
Four people who accidentally killed others described their experiences and lives since. Accidental killers experience grief, trauma, guilt, shame, and fear, and they can develop PTSD. Finding community and therapy is key to separating who you are from what happened, experts said. Over 3 Million people read Morning Brew, you should too.
While some enter new relationships with caution, others jump in quickly. A fast-moving relationship can be exhilarating and passionate, but in some cases it can be a sign of something more sinister—like love-bombing, a common tactic used by narcissists and in other toxic relationships.
Mental health is one of the key areas to which human beings need to pay cogent attention. An increase in heartbreaks among couples is on the increase and it is therefore important for people to visit the therapist once in a while. Relationship expert Babita Spinelli, LP JD took out time to share her journey in the midst of a break-up.
You may be familiar with the story of Peter Pan, the boy who lives in a magical place called Neverland so he never has to grow up. Despite how glorious it’d be to never have to pay a bill or schedule a doctor’s appointment, these are very real things that you do as an adult. Peter Pan avoided the responsibilities of adulthood with everything he had, and people with Peter Pan syndrome tend to do the same.
Do you and your partner have a relationship contract?
Although you may not admit it, most people still love a good romance. You know, those intoxicating love stories that start with love at first sight and end with the “happily ever after.”
From “Cinderella” to “The Notebook,” those stories awaken something in you that wants to experience that idealized, forever love.
The term “toxic” gets thrown around a lot these days—but what does it actually mean? Odds are, you’ve met a toxic person or two throughout your life, but sometimes they can be hard to spot. Here, we dig into what being toxic really means, signs to watch out for, and how to deal with toxic people in your life.
There’s been a lot of discussion lately about the rise in divorce after 50, a.ka. “Gray Divorce.”
Many couples that make up these populations are members of the Baby Boomer generation. And, often, these couples have been married for 30 years or more. That’s a long time!
Pretty significant events can happen in 20 minutes.
I still vividly remember driving for 20 minutes on slick roads covered in ice, snow, and salt to get to our first date in his dorm room. When I got there, we cuddled on the couch and watched “The Office” (20 minutes not counting commercials).
If you’re feeling down in your real estate career, maybe this is the one for you!
Join JD and Melissa with their guest, Babita Spinelli, on the show today as they talk about the importance of mindset. Babita’s the CEO of the Spinelli Group, owner of Opening the Doors Psychotherapy, and most importantly, a real estate investor! Stay tuned to hear how you can “hack” into your own mindset.
There’s nothing wrong with looking on the bright side and trying to remain positive when times get tough—but there comes a point where so-called positive thinking can actually become toxic. Whether you’re exhibiting toxic positivity toward yourself or another person, here’s why it’s a problem and how you can avoid it.
Figuring out how to break up with someone can be difficult – especially when it’s with a person you still love and respect. Nobody likes hard conversations or hurting people, but there are ways to approach this conversation that are kind and compassionate while still being clear and definitive.
Sexy time doesn’t have to start once you’re both in bed together and between the sheets. Actually, the anticipation of what’s to come (ahem) can be even more exciting than the act itself.
Divorcing after age 50, known as “Gray Divorce” can be a very traumatic experience. It can turn your life upside down and it can affect your children, your emotional well being, your self-esteem and possibly your financial circumstances.
We often focus on the red flags of a relationship. We look for behaviors that let us know that this person isn’t right for us or that we may be embarking on a relationship that could be unhealthy or even toxic.
There are plenty of reasons why people get divorced. understanding these reasons can be helpful in working your way out of a relationship’s rough patch or recognizing that it is time to move forward. There are a lot of common reasons for divorce and it’s important to remember there isn’t a “right” or “wrong” decision. […]
Moms deserve way more than one day of recognition for all that they do. We’re not only talking about growing a human being inside of their uterus, giving birth, and providing all of the support they do for their children. Mothers also face unique mental challenges.
Ever heard the saying when you marry someone, you also marry their family? Well, it may be truer than ever when the person you’re marrying has narcissistic parents, whose opinions—and emotional abuse—can be hard to escape. Acknowledging the issue with your partner can be difficult, and the effects can affect a marriage. But with the […]
We all know that boundaries are crucial to having healthy relationships and maintaining one’s identity. What about when it comes to learning how to establish boundaries and reinforce them when the time comes? These tips from The Healthy show you how.
You might be familiar with the terms “gaslighting” and “toxic positivity,” but if you’ve ever found yourself invalidating your own emotions in the name of spirituality, you may just be dealing with a lesser-discussed phenomenon: spiritual gaslighting. Here’s what this term is all about, how to spot it, and what to do if you’re accidentally […]
It describes a relationship between two people who share the same soul split into two, which sounds very romantic on the surface. But the truth is, twin flame relationships are often tumultuous—and can quickly become toxic. To find out why, signs of toxicity to watch out for, and what to do about it, we consulted […]
40 years old and no career? If you’re 40 years old and feeling unhappy in your work, you’re not alone. Mid-life career changes are almost as common as younger professionals changing jobs or employers. The average age for switching careers in mid-life is 39 years old according to a recent study. Many people feel unfulfilled by […]
Freelancing provides many liberties that salaried roles don’t. It also lacks safeguards designed to protect employees from harmful behaviors, like gaslighting. Babita Spinelli, LP, defines gaslighting as psychological manipulation used to create doubt and questioning within a victim. “It is usually in a power dynamic and instills fear of losing the relationship, whether in a […]
Tapping into her own experiences, therapist Babita Spinelli, LP JD draws from her journey to deeply connect with her clients who face similar challenges. “I can deeply connect and empathize with my clients,” Spinelli said. “The tools I developed in my own process such as resilience, empowerment and self-compassion has made me a stronger relationship […]
As the weather gets colder and the days get darker, people look for comfort in a lot of ways. One way is to “cuff” a new hookup, to help keep you warm. Depending on how you look at it and what you’re looking for, cuffing season can be a blessing—or your worst nightmare. Here’s everything […]
Do you have people in your life that you just can’t explain? Where did they come from? Why are they here? They drive me crazy! But I miss them when they’re gone! That’s because they fit into one of the following three categories. If you can discern what purpose they serve in your life, or […]
Breakups are hard enough as it is, but if you live together, there’s an added layer of complexity that requires careful consideration. Is it really time to call it quits? How do you bring it up? And how do you sort out living arrangements afterward? To answer all of these questions and more, we asked […]
When Babita Spinelli, LP JD was an attorney and Wall Street executive, she realized that every connection and interaction made a difference in her career path. Eventually she turned that realization into her relationship practice. As a relationship expert she specializes in all relationships whether between romantic partners, manager and employee, parent and child, workplace […]