Research reported in the Journal of Psychological Science (December, 2010) describes two types of support in a relationship: visible (when both partners notice the supportive actions) and invisible (when support originates outside the recipient's awareness).
In The Family Institute's May livestream, also in recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, we discussed how to love someone with a mental illness and support them without overstepping boundaries or sacrificing your own mental well-being.
The relationship we have with our mother is a primary connection that can make a big impact on our psyche and life. However, as in any other relationship, conflict is inevitable, especially when we grow up and become adults.
Featuring Tips from The Family Institute's Therapists
As a way to celebrate our 50th anniversary, therapists at The Family Institute have provided 50 actionable tips for taking care of your mental health.
Some of the strategies include practicing mindfulness, overcoming perfectionism, nurturing your relationships and shifting your mindset.
The Family Institute is bringing our "Let’s Talk" series to a new platform — Facebook live video. Each month, a host will have a conversation with a different therapist at The Family Institute on a topic related to mental health and relationship, providing tips for our Facebook audience — all happening live.
Couples researcher John Gottman, Ph.D., was asked in an interview what the number one issue is that couples fight about. His answer? Nothing. Couples, he said, fight about nothing. Listen to the 1-minute interview above and hear it for yourself.