Your Partner Doesn’t Need to Be Your Best Friend

"My goal is to marry my best friend," explained the young woman in my office. I have heard a version of this many times. There is tremendous pressure today to find a partner who...

Being Single May Make You Happier Than Ever

Contrary to popular belief, one is *not* the loneliest number. Increasing numbers of people are single for one simple reason: they want to be. They don't have intimacy issues, they are not selfish, and they...

How to Help A Friend With Anxiety (From People Who Have Anxiety)

Here are 5 tips my patients tell me help the most. Take it from them. Not me. "I'm doing just fine," explained my patient. It was late March 2020 and our lives had just been...

What Makes A Couple Compatible?

I have always wondered about compatibility. What draws two people together. More importantly, what keeps them together? Many believe that chemistry is the answer. This notion of chemistry—an unknowable elixir of passion and fairy...

For a Better Connection, Talk, Don’t Type

While social distancing, what is the best way to stay connected to the people we love? Thanks to modern technology, there are many options. Zoom, email, text, FaceTime, and phone calls are among the...

Are You a Voter?

An interesting study found that people who were asked the question: "How important is it to you to be a voter in the upcoming election?" were more likely to vote than people who were asked, "How important is it...