The many ways we Indians say, “I love you” without actually saying it

Most psychology books are written by Western authors and these authors only look at the Western culture and assume the rest of the world is the same too. When we...

Posted on Sep 14, 2019

How to give money to dependents?

Often we have to give money to our dependents such as spouse, children, parents, siblings, friends etc. How should we give it?
Whether we acknowledge it or not, money is...

Posted on Jul 4, 2019

Should parents discuss the negative aspects of their children with others?

Recently, while sitting in a cafe sipping coffee, could not help overhear four mothers discussing their children. Three of the mothers were sharing deeply about what is not good about...

Posted on May 7, 2019

Harmony in relationships - Relationships and scorecards

“I have given you four gifts on all your last four birthdays, but I got on only two of my birthdays”
“I am the one always calling you. You never...

Posted on May 4, 2019

Harmony in Relationships - "I love you but don't want to live with you"

“You keep saying you love us”
“Of course mom, I love you. I love dad. I will do anything for you people”
“Then why is it that you don’t want...

Posted on May 3, 2019

Harmony in relationships - Dependent, Independent or Interdependent?

As children, we are dependent on the adults around us for almost everything. Slowly as the child grows up, the sense of wanting to be independent takes root. The grown-up...

Posted on Mar 22, 2019

Harmony in Relationships - Being friends or friendly with our children?

Parents’ speak:
“My daughter and I are best friends. She shares everything with me”
“I want to be the best friend to my son”
“My son/daughter comes and tells me...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Harmony in relationships - Why are you like you, be like me.

A conversation between father and son:
“You are eating sweets in the end. You should eat it before you eat the curd rice”
“No, I don’t like it before the...

Posted on Mar 18, 2019

Harmony in relationships - Protecting people we love all the time or teaching them to protect themselves?

“I don’t want to take cash, can you transfer the money online to my account?” I asked a friend recently.
“I will ask my dad to do it,” she replied....

Posted on Dec 23, 2018