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

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…

Relationships

How to Have More Couples’ Friends

How often do you and your partner hang out with another couple and really enjoy the interaction? If the answer…

Relationships

Be Sweeter to Your Honey

Your husband drops spaghetti in his lap and you chide, “You’re so sloppy when you eat.” He makes a wrong…

Marriage

Two Words that Can Work Miracles in Any Marriage

Whether a relationship is fantastic, fair-to-middling or foundering, it can almost certainly be improved if couples remember to make frequent…

Relationships

The Simplest Way to Liven Up Your Lovemaking

Do you remember those days when you and your partner first got together, and the passion ran so high that…

Relationships

Have More Fun In Your Relationship

Ever feel like you and your partner are stuck in an unfun rut of never-ending obligations, petty arguments or simmering…

Emotional Health

Irritable, Annoyed, On Edge? How to Ease Up Before You Blow Up

Sometimes you feel so irritable that you just can’t stop yourself from spewing your ire. You snap at your spouse…

Family

How to Handle Your Overly Critical Adult Kids

Your grown son tells you that you talk too much or that your views are foolish…your grown daughter says that…

Emotional Health

What to Do When You Just Can’t Decide

"Should I leave my job? Let myself fall for this guy? Move to another city?" Facing tough decisions in life…

Family

How to Deal With a New Family Member You Don’t Like

My husband’s family is huge—so it was no doubt a daunting experience for our son’s new fiancée to be introduced…

Mental Health

Getting People to Open Up to You

Much research demonstrates the physical and psychological benefits of social support—not surprising since we all know from personal experience how…

Emotional Health

Expanding Your Circle of Friends

Two tickets to your favorite opera just fell into your lap, but no one you know shares your passion for…

Self-Improvement

The Brighter Side to Mental Illness: Creativity

If you suffer from a mental illness, there’s no getting around it—life is more of a struggle. Depression, bipolar disorder,…

Self-Improvement

Psych Yourself Up to Stand Out

Surely you know that you’re good at something—whether your talent runs to cooking, crocheting, leading a corporation or counseling confused…

Relationships

How to Break Bad News (and When to Hold Your Tongue)

You spotted a friend’s husband dining by candlelight with another woman. The letter you opened by mistake said that your…

Relationships

When It’s Good to Be Submissive

You hear it everywhere. In book clubs, boardrooms, locker rooms, PTA meetings and parties…women can’t stop talking about the book…

Relationships

Three Little Words Never to Use

Remarks made with the best of intentions may unwittingly cause hurt feelings. Here are common words to avoid... TRY. Telling…

Appearance

Make Peace with Your Mirror

Do you constantly check your reflection, bemoaning those wrinkles or wide hips? Hypercritical inspection can lead to self-loathing and social…

Behavioral Addiction

Overcoming the Urge to Splurge

Shop till you drop may sound fun and funny -- but compulsive overspending is no joke. Warning signs: Hiding purchases…

Travel

The Perfect Vacation for You

Vacations can cause more pressure than they relieve -- unless you size up beforehand what you need. Consider your... Stress…