For any parent going through a Massachusetts divorce or separation, it's not hard to get caught up in various dramas encountered throughout this transition. Moving homes, splitting assets, determining a parenting agreement, and coping with emotions is exhausting. While it might feel at times like you and your co-parent cannot agree on anything, there is at least one thing you must agree on: to keep your children and their well-being at the forefront of any decisions you make or actions you take during this time.
It doesn't take some Massachusetts children very long to realize the advantages of playing parents against each other to get what they want. After a few years of being on this earth, children start to realize that just because dad said no doesn't mean that mom will say no or vice versa.
Massachusetts residents who study health outcomes have long known that having access to a green space is important for health from decreased asthma and obesity to increased immunities and quality sleep, exposure to the outdoors is good for everyone. But a large, growing body of evidence, captured in a new meta-study, reveals that experiences in nature have especially big benefits for mental health. In other words, it might be time that we all thought a little less about the square footage of our homes and more about the size of our yard - or, better yet, adjacency to parks.
Marriage counseling and couples therapy for Massachusetts couples still has a bad reputation. Despite the stigma that's been lifted off therapy in the past decade, signing up for marriage therapy sessions is still viewed by many as weakness, an admission that a relationship is in shambles.
Helicopter parents in Massachusetts have been a symbol of awful and overbearing child-rearing since they were first described in the late 1980s. But history might just vindicate the helicopter parent. Their anxiety and stranger danger panic isn't unreasonable as much as it is misplaced. The fact is that when it comes to a child's online safety, helicopter parenting should be the rule.
Parents of young Massachusetts children have heard some version of the same line from mothers and fathers whose kids are all grown up. "The little ones grow up too fast. They're so cute at this age. Cherish their younger years because they're the best years."
Anyone who's loved a Massachusetts narcissist wonders, "Does he really love me?" "Does she appreciate me?" They're torn between their love and their pain, between staying and leaving, but can't seem to do either. Some swear they're loved; others are convinced they're not. It's confusing because sometimes they experience the caring person they love, whose company is a pleasure, only to be followed by behavior that makes them feel unimportant or inadequate.
Plenty of cheating Massachusetts spouses are satisfied with their relationship, and do not commit infidelity with the intent of destroying their marriages or their spouses. Still, they cheat. And these individuals more often than not do so on a business trip. Part of the reason for the venue is that they believe that what their spouses don't know will not hurt them. But a growing body of research shows that there are other signs of a cheating spouse than one with the opportunity or ability to get away with it, though that's a requirement. Many husbands and wives cheat while traveling for work because they want a break from themselves. It is not about sex, it's about escapism.
The public and experts alike have blamed social media for a long list of mental health issues, including rising rates of depression, anxiety and suicidal behavior among Massachusetts youth. But research on the subject is conflicting. One study published recently, for example, found that social media use likely doesn't have a terribly large impact on teenagers' life satisfaction, despite all those expert warnings.