Blog Posts by Sheri Meyers

  • Do Parents Really Get Sick LESS Often Than Non-Parents?

    Mom and Dad Parenting StylesParents, researchers tell us, are less likely to get the cold or the flu than non-parents. And not just a smidge less likely. 52 whopping %.

    That doesn't jibe with your reality either, huh? The one where you started sneezing when your oldest started preschool, and haven't put down the Kleenex since. The one where you drag yourself to work regularly with a fever because you used all your sick days taking care of the child whose germs you are now battling?

    I was still coughing from the remnants of the latest bronchial storm to hit my house when I called Sheldon Cohen, the Carnegie Mellon psychoneuroimmunologist whose findings are to appear in an upcoming issue of the journal Psychosomatic Medicine, to explain that he must have miscalculated somewhere. (That link is to the journal. The article itself is not yet online.)

    Do you HAVE children, I asked him.

    No, he answered, and I felt smug.

    "We didn't expect these

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  • 7 Signs You’re About to Cheat

    By Sheri Meyers

    Sheri Meyers, Psy.D is a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist in Los Angeles, CA, and author of Chatting or Cheating: How to Detect Infidelity, Rebuild Love, and Affair-Proof Your Relationship.

    Is it chatting or cheating?...There's an old saying, "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

    Just like your body needs healthy food to keep it fit and strong, your intimate relationship NEEDS romantic attention and energy to keep it thriving and running well.

    When we stop acknowledging, understanding and serving each other's needs, one or both partners may, intentionally or unintentionally, feed that hunger elsewhere.

    The 6 Key Secrets Of Successful Long Distance Relationships

    The challenge of maintaining a long-term relationship is that we often take it for granted and expect it to flourish without work, attention or nurturing.

    Many couples slide into the all too common facade of what looks like a 'happy' and committed relationship. On the surface, everything may

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