“There are a couple of ways to tackle this, but both of them start with an acknowledgment of the magnitude of the ask,” Michaelis said, suggesting something like, “Thank you so much for considering me for such an honor on your special day. I am truly touched.” [Read more]
Clinical Psychologist Ben Michaelis talks to Kathie Lee and guest co-host Jenna Bush Hager about a trend that you’ve probably noticed, or not: Couples looking down at their phones instead of talking to each other. Michaelis shares tips to help you focus on being present, rather than just being in someone’s presence. Originally aired on […]
Teenagers, who as we all know are blessed (and cursed) with a crush of hormones, tend to approach dating with excitement, adventure, and a spirit of experimentation that many of us lose when we reach adulthood. “One of the things that teens tend to do, but grown-ups don’t, is allowing for dates to be organic […]
Active listening is a must when it comes to making it out of an argument as a stronger couple. The good thing about texting is that it’s pretty hard to engage in a talking-over-each-other dynamic. “One of the biggest obstacles to any in-person conversation is the tendency to interrupt people before they finish making their […]
While you should maintain friends and interests of your own, not spending enough time together can put a serious blow to a relationship, says Ben Michaelis, PhD, a clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy, the more time you spend the greater the chance to deepen the […]
“Ideally co-parents should create a shared understanding on how to best raise their children,” says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., a New York clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing (Adams Media). “That will reassure children they are still loved and that their well-being remains paramount to both parents.” [Read more]
When the communication and the giving is a one-way street, it makes the relationship unbalanced, whereas those that involve equal parts of give and take on both sides are more egalitarian, says Ben Michaelis, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and author of Your Next Big Thing: 10 Small Steps to Get Moving and Get Happy. “These relationships tend to […]
Having good friends is an important piece of the lifestyle puzzle. For some of us, our friends are closer to us than our family members, and we share much of our life’s up and downs with them. Not all “friends” are the same, however. Every once in a while you come across an individual who seems benign […]
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