South Asian Marriage: Seven Tips to Prevent Divorce

Divorce is a life-altering and potentially traumatic event. For most couples who get divorced, significant time, energy and heartache were spent before coming to the decision of getting divorced. Most South Asian countries have some of the lowest divorce rates in the world. As men and women are becoming more …

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South Asian Couples: Support Each Other During Times of Stress

Srishti sunk into the sofa and burst into tears. “What happened,” Sapan, her husband, asked. “Who was on the phone?” “It was my mother. My father has cancer,” Srishti said between sobs. Sapan sat beside her and hugged her while she cried. “I can’t believe this is happening. He’s so …

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Top 9 Red Flags In Dating

Most of the time when relationships don’t work out, hindsight provides a perspective that you desperately wish you had during the relationship itself. However, that perspective is entirely possible to achieve while still dating the person if you are well informed of the most common red flags that are often …

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South Asian Relationships: Signs of Healthy Communication

Healthy communication leads to a strong relationship and also physical and mental health benefits for both partners. It takes hard work and dedication from both partners to make healthy communication the norm in your partnership. Even the most well-meaning and loving people have to learn how to re-wire their automatic …

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Attention Problems May Not Be Due to ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (also known as ADHD and previously known as ADD) is the most common neurobehavioral disorder in youth to date, affecting about 6-8% of children and teens worldwide, including South Asians. With proper treatment, people living with ADHD can live a full, happy, healthy and successful life …

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5 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Your Ideal Relationship

Do you find yourself fighting with your partner often or wondering why you don’t feel satisfied in your relationship? Have  you tried to think of everything possible to help your partner change so that you can have the relationship that you want but you still don’t have it? The answer …

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South Asian Couples: Are You Ready to Be Parents?

Making the decision to bring a child into the world is a difficult one. Among other things, it requires both partners being on the same page about wanting children and identifying the right time for you as a couple to take this huge step. The most important thing couples can …

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South Asian Couples: Better Friends Become Better Parents

Many South Asian couples often wonder how they can be better parents to their children. The number one way to do that is to ensure that you have a strong foundation and close friendship with your partner. The better you get along with your spouse, the better you will be …

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South Asian Couples: Validate Your Partner

One of the easiest negative relationship patterns to get into is believing that your position is right and is the only position that can be right. In fact, many clinicians are quick to point out, that in a conversation there is your truth, your partner’s truth and the real truth …

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South Asian Couples: Talking About Talking

He could tell that she was upset. She always walked a little harder, closed doors a little louder and would rarely look him in the eye. He could tell his anxiety was increasing as he wracked his brain trying to figure out what he had done wrong. He had to …

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