Judy Kuriansky, PhD

Judy Kuriansky, PhD, clinical psychologist, sex therapist and adjunct faculty, Columbia University Teachers College, New York City. She is the author of five books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to a Healthy Relationship (Alpha). DrJudy.com

Difficult People

How to Deal with a Drama Queen (or King)

How many of you have a friend, relative or coworker who just won’t let up? Someone who constantly calls or…

Self-Improvement

7 Ways to Resist Temptation

Temptation is everywhere—in that second slice of pie, that way-too-expensive golf club, that not-quite-legit tax deduction, that smoldering gaze from…

Marriage

Tempted to Cheat On Your Partner? Before You Have an Affair, Read This

A smoldering gaze from a stranger across a crowded room…a chance encounter with an old flame who confesses to still…

Longevity

Age Gracefully, Not Grumpily

In our youth-obsessed culture, it can be tough to face the fact of getting older. Many men and women find…

Wellness

Treat Yourself Like the Goddess You Are

We women are all too prone to exaggerated self-criticism—about our appearance, personalities, accomplishments or whatever. This negative self-talk can drag…

Difficult People

When Women Get Catty

Gossip based on kind thoughts (“Did you hear about lucky Helen’s handsome new boyfriend?”) generally is harmless. But: When comments…

Difficult People

How to Deal with Chronic Complainers

At every visit, your aging mother spends half an hour griping about the too-spicy food in her assisted-living community. Whenever…

Family

Caught In the Middle of a Family Feud

Quarreling relatives may try to drag you into the fray. But getting entangled adds to your stress and may strain…

Family

When Siblings Get Stuck In a Cold War

Betsy had barely spoken to her sister for several years. For a while, she was too angry about their last…

Family

When Mom Gets On Your Nerves

Of course, most daughters love their mothers—but in the midst of day-to-day interactions, some friction is inevitable. You may find…

Family

How to Keep Your Cool When Dealing with Aging Parents

Your once sharp-minded mother has begun to make mistakes when paying her bills…your once strong-as-a-bull father has started to struggle…

Marriage

Living Contentedly with a TV Sports Addict

Your guy is at it again—staring fixedly or screaming frantically at the TV as the uniformed men on the screen…

Relationships

How to Handle a Jealous Partner

Othello syndrome, named for the Shakespeare character who murdered his faithful wife in an unwarranted fit of jealous rage, is…

Mental Health

When You’re Mad at Your Therapist

Here's a surprisingly common scenario: You're upset with certain people or events in your life, and you're not coping as…

Wellness

Burn Off Toxic Energy with 60-Second Stress Relievers

Usually we think of stress relievers as calming, quieting techniques. But sometimes, such attempts at self-soothing only leave the stress…

Relationships

Why and How to Let Go of a Grudge

We’ve all been wronged, hurt, disappointed, lied to or betrayed at some time or another—and we’ve all probably nursed a…

Grief

How to Get Through a Tough Anniversary

Birthdays and wedding anniversaries are the kinds of happy occasions that we love to celebrate year after year, reveling in…

Emotional Health

Reclaiming Your Life After Trauma

You come home to find your house burglarized…your daughter has a serious car accident…you’re laid off from a job you…

Emotional Health

Reduce Stress: Secrets to Staying Calm in a High-Stress World

Some people have a gift for staying serene even in circumstances that make others feel anxious and overwhelmed. This doesn’t…

Marriage

Could Couples Counseling Do More Harm than Good?

"We started seeing a marriage counselor because we wanted to improve our relationship, but now our problems seem bigger than…