RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY

Fatherhood Balancing Act Takes a Toll on Men
Balancing work and family life can leave many men feeling as if they’re
drowning in a sea of work, bills and the responsibilities of being a
father. According to a recent poll from the American Psychological
Association, men said work, family and money, as well as worries about
the economy, are significant causes of their stress.
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Sandwich Generation Moms Feeling the Squeeze
Mothers in the “sandwich generation,” ages 35-54, feel more stress than
any other age group as they balance the demanding, delicate acts of
caring for growing children and their aging parents, according to the
American Psychological Association’s 2007 Stress in America survey. And
while nearly two-in-five men and women in this age group feel
overextended, the survey reveals that more women than men report
experiencing extreme stress and say they manage their stress poorly.
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Nine Psychological Tasks for a Good Marriage
Research on what makes a marriage work shows that people in a good marriage have completed these psychological "tasks":
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