Isn’t it time to put a halt to this?

Has cancel culture gone too far?

I woke up to a story last week about Tom Hanks not doing enough when he spoke out about the absence of critical and essential facts from our history books. …


After nearly two years of this, I’m worn out and tired

I’m becoming fed up with online dating. Maybe this is a sign that it’s time to take a break.

My issue with the apps is hard to pin down. …


Novel by Celeste Ng

My Introduction to Ng’s work

I must first confess that I’ve never read Little Fires Everywhere, but I binge watched the series on Hulu. Mia’s complicated relationship with her adolescent daughter, Pearl, kept me mesmerized. Without ruining the story, let’s just say, Pearl’s birth story was highly unusual.The …


Are we teaching them to expect betrayal?

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The waiting area of the hospital’s clinic lab was nearly full. A sea of blue masks spread across the room; each person seated six feet apart. Two rows over was a young mom and her toddler. The girl, only three to four years old, was tall for her age. Someone…


It’s because this is all I own after having to start my life over

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As the Zoom call for an upcoming podcast wrapped up, my co-host and I chatted with our featured guest. We had just finished interviewing a fellow writer/blogger. Someone who had made a name for herself as a relationship coach and had published a couple of books. …


A sure way to help your readers either to love or hate them.

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Each Friday, my family has a tradition. Two of my adult sons visit for what I call our weekly dinner and a movie. Choosing what we will watch next has become quite the process. My youngest is a cinephile; the show must be well made. …


I still battle hesitancy and social anxiety

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I was one of those kids who was bullied — the awkward, nerdy type. The kind that others couldn’t resist picking on. It didn’t matter if I stayed hunched down, slumped over, and stuck to the corners of life. Somewhere on me was a neon sign that must have read…


Why I think radical honesty is the best policy.

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I came across an interesting dating profile recently. The guy had swiped right on mine, so I stopped to read through his. His disclosures made me pause. Along with a few close-ups of himself, he’d written a brief description, including his blunt preferences. Listed at the bottom was this sentence…


We weren’t ready for the anger that often accompanies grief

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No one tells you what to expect when an immediate family member dies.

You’d think everyone would naturally come together to grieve. Pain, however, does odd things to relationships. Since no one likes to talk about losing a loved one, many of us ill-prepared for its occurrence. …

Kerry McAvoy, PhD

Psychologist/Author. Quora & Medium Top Writer. Mom of three, Autistic woman, Relationship expert kerry@kerrymcavoyphd.com

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