Navigating Social Media Interaction after a Breakup. Twitter. Instagram. Facebook. Snapchat. Tinder. LinkedIn. Social media is everywhere. According to the most recent 2016 Neilsen data, adult Americans spend an average of 25 hours a week using some form of media. In these outlets, we are inundated with celebrity updates, breaking news, and personal messages on a minute-to-minute basis. Including information about our ex.
How Texas Lawmakers Are Justifying a Bill that would allow Doctors to Lie to Pregnant Women
It was a typical Monday morning. Bleary-eyed with coffee in hand, I opened a news app on my phone with the following headline: “Texas Lawmakers Advance Bill That Would Allow Doctors to Lie to Pregnant Women.” That can’t be right, I thought. No one would actually encourage lying in the medical community, right? I was wrong.
Denial and Addction
A look at how this toxic mix disrupts lives.
Has your recreational drug use morphed into addiction? This blog explains how to recognize the signs, end the denial, and get help for your substance abuse disorder.
Why the promises we make to our romantic partners often are not true.
You have just met the person of your dreams. You are swept off your feet—completely in love and excited to create a future together. Living on Cloud 9, you believe that you have found your one and only. It is the natural high of falling in love.
Celebrating Children’s Lies
Why lying is normal (and healthy!) for very young children.
As the mother of a 3-year-old daughter, I am increasingly exposed to the alarming (yet adorable) reality of early childhood lying. A couple of months ago, my husband came to me laughing. He was playing with our daughter and she wanted a treat. Knowing that he would ask her what I would say, she looked him square in the face and said: “Mommy said ‘yes’.” Then she paused, tilted her head slightly, pointed her index finger in the air, and said very seriously, “But don’t ask her!”
Why Can’t I Get Over My Ex?
Three big lies we tell ourselves that keep us stuck in old relationships.
Our minds have a way of tweaking the truth, especially when we think about our ex’s. Sometimes we think of our ex’s more negatively than is objectively warranted (He or she was the devil!). Sometimes we think of them more positively (I will never find someone as amazing as he or she was.). Sometimes we try to avoid thinking about them all together (Let me jump into a new relationship fast!). And sometimes we can’t stop ruminating about them (Please help me turn off my mind!).
(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies
From seemingly small white lies to full-blown criminal confabulations, lying permeates human behavior. For example, most people believe that they are better than average drivers, which is clearly not statistically possible! People lie on their taxes and justify it in a myriad of ways, such as telling themselves that the government gets enough money and no one will ever find out. And they lie in their online dating profiles—about just about everything!
The Stories He Told Himself: What We Can Learn From Brian Williams About Self-Deception and Lying
In February, 2015, reporter Brian Williams found himself under extreme public scrutiny for lying. A respected news anchor for decades, Brian claimed that he was riding in an Army aircraft that was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade while reporting on the Iraq war in 2003. Yet, that was not true. Brian was in Iraq and clearly affected by his experiences there, but was not in the aircraft that was struck. After being criticized for the lie by others who were there, Brian apologized and stated that he “made a mistake.” In fact, Brian seemed dumbfounded about how he made such an error saying, “I don’t know what screwed up in my mind that caused me to conflate one aircraft with another.”