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Understanding men and their friendships.
Geoffrey Greif Ph.D.
Can a little knowledge of family therapy theories help with your siblings? It may be a place to start with parental favoritism, care for aging parents, and dealing with death.
A preliminary look at gay men and lesbians' in-law relationships post-Obergefell.
How much time do friends need together?
Are you a mother-in-law struggling with your relationship with your daughter-in-law? New research may help.
The first year of college requires adjustments for students and their family. Here are 8 tips that can ease the transition.
Family therapy educators need to pay attention to what is happening in today's world.
We do not know much about fathers-in-law and their relationships with their son-in-law. Can future generations learn from Donald Trump and Jared Kushner?
Getting together with family over the holidays can be difficult for some people. Steps can be taken to make the time a little easier.
Relationships with siblings and friends can be hard to characterize. We need to get comfortable with them not being perfect.
What helps sons-in-law to be drawn to fathers-in-law?
How does President Trump make and maintain friendships? He seems pretty typical.
Helping to maintain couple friends when political views get overly heated.
I hate my friend/spouse/partner because he or she is voting for Clinton/Trump!
Do therapists know the importance of discussing sibling relationships with clients? Here are five things they should consider.
At a public forum on adult sibling relationships, many complicated issues get raised.
Researching adult sibling relationships is a daunting task given the many forms that relationships take.
Not looking forward to that family get together? Join a long list of others who struggle with their adult sibling relationships
Are sibling relationships getting you down this time of year?
What if Beatles songs were assigned to the presidential candidates?
How do newly-formed couples make friends with other couples?
Is Baltimore's identity missing?
Father's Day when dad is incarcerated
Freddie Gray - Rest in Peace
Couples should consider spending Valentine's Day with another couple they both admire and respect. Seeing a spouse/partner happy in a couple's friendship can make that spouse/partner even more attractive.
College freshmen returning home for Thanksgiving can take steps to make this visit more comfortable for themselves and their family. Consider these five tips for an easier visit.
Would you be that kind of friend?
For incarcerated fathers, having a contact visit with a child can be emotional and potentially redemptive.
Teachers play a central role in helping students heal after trauma.
Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 presents us with another painful example of ambiguous loss.
Obama is believed to not have many friends—but he is where many men of his age are.
Geoffrey Greif, Ph.D., is a professor at the University of Maryland School of Social Work and the author of Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships.