Anger management in children

At a grocery store, an elementary school-aged boy named John asked his mother to buy him chocolate.  When she refused, the boy started hitting her in front of others.  The mother reacted to this by raising her voice and saying, “Yes, go ahead, hit me, hit me!!!” Unfortunately, children hitting …

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Top Five Dating Mistakes

For many South Asians, entering the dating scene is like stepping onto an entirely different planet. Not built into the culture, young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents’ experiences to provide some familiarity or guidance on how to navigate this new stage of life. In addition, dating is …

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How to Find Your Perfect Partner

South Asians who wish to choose their own partners are changing generations-long tradition of arranged marriages. While this change is slowly being accepted by the South Asian culture, difficulties still persist. Even if the parents are open to talking about dating, young South Asians can rarely rely on their parents …

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Afraid of Commitment? Five Common Reasons Why

Without realizing it, many relationship problems in couples stem from commitment issues that plague one or both of the partners. Commitment issues affect South Asians just as they affect couples from any other culture. They can be present in a relationship that is only a few weeks old or can …

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South Asian Couples: Top 8 Signs You are Afraid of Commitment

Rajesh had been with his girlfriend for 2 years and loved her very much. Every time she brought up their future, he would try to change the topic. She believed every one of his excuses. “I want to talk about his but let’s save it for when we have more …

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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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South Asian Couples: Pre-Marital Stress Predicts Future Relationship Health

Four months ago, Kanan proposed to Megha after 4 years of dating. It was a magical moment, one that neither of them would forget. They were floating in the clouds for weeks afterwards, sharing the good news with their friends, and family. Quickly, however, both sets of parents were pressuring …

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South Asian Couples: the Volatile and the Avoider

Abhay was the calmest person you could ever meet. He rarely became angry or overly happy and seemed to be at peace with everything in his life. Ashwini was the opposite. She was a very passionate person who felt a wide ranges of emotion. When something exciting happened, Abhay would …

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