South Asian Marriage: Blaming Everything On One Spouse

Some couples who have an unhealthy marriage or an invisible divorce blame each other for their marital problems. Yet other couples avoid the problems entirely, choosing to believe there is nothing wrong despite the signs that their marriage is showing unhealthy patterns. A third type of couple, has one spouse …

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South Asian Parents: 3 Unexpected Tips To Be Better Parents

Many South Asian parents have no problem being involved in their child’s life. From the first day the baby is born and for the rest of its life, a majority of South Asian parents find themselves focused on their child’s needs, ready to sacrifice anything for the child’s well-being. When …

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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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Top 9 Causes of Low Self-Esteem in South Asians

Low self-esteem is the inability to have confidence in your own skills, achievements or personal qualities. It is different from modesty or humility in that people who are modest recognize their talents but are careful not to brag about them. People with low self-esteem tend to not even recognize their …

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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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South Asian Men Can be Victims of Abuse

Richa  had reached her limit. Her youngest daughter, who was 2 years old, was sick with the flu, her son who was 6 had chicken pox and her 8 year old daughter needed supplies for an art project, which she forgot to pick up. With two young children crying and …

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South Asian Relationships: Signs of Physical Abuse

When people talk about domestic violence, they often refer to physical abuse of their partner. Physical abuse is one type of domestic abuse that uses physical force or violence which causes bodily injury, pain or impairment. Physical abuse includes assault, battery and inappropriate restraint. Regardless of the specific behavior of …

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South Asian Relationships: 6 Tips to Help Her Stop Nagging

“Don’t forget to call the doctor today,” Vaishali called over her shoulder as she went to wash her hands after breakfast. Ninad was loading his cereal bowl in the dishwasher when he heard the reminder. She had already told him this what seemed like 90 times the night before. Vaishali …

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