A weekend getaway can boost a couple’s intimacy both emotionally and sexually. Even couples who have low intimacy in their day-to-day lives can rekindle the spark when they are out of their routines. These are the very couples who bicker, connect mostly as “business partners,” seem to pass each other like ships in the night. They might be couples whose work or children are the priorities. They often allow their relationship to take a back seat.
What is it about a change of scenery that allows couples to reconnect?
Is it simply a matter of taking time for each other? Is it about getting away from day-to-day stress? Could it be that a short two or three days is just long enough to have fun but not ruffle each others’ feathers? Yes, yes, and yes.
Children, work, finances and responsibilities not only take time and energy away from intimacy, they provide opportunities for disagreement and conflict. These ongoing conflict triggers take a toll and may even insert a …[Read More]
Four years ago, in 2010, I wrote this about insurance coverage for mental health care:
“Mental health parity is real. It is happening. But depending on the kind of insurance plan you have and the kind of treatment you want, you may have to jump some hurdles to get the benefits you deserve.”
At that time, the mental health parity law had only just taken affect, and since everything was so new, and there were still so many fine points to work out, not everyone was feeling the benefits of the law.
Not enough people know about mental health parity
Since then, the Affordable Care Act kicked in, meaning more Americans were covered by insurance plans that included mental health benefits with coverage that is comparable to physical health benefits.
But yet, a recent survey released by the American Psychological Association revealed that most Americans aren’t any more aware of the term “mental health parity” than they were in 2010 (only 7 percent!). …[Read More]
This edition of the Mental Health Blog Day highlights focuses on blog posts that are written by authors who wrote about support. They may have received support for their mental illness, given support to a loved one or offered suggestions on supporting others.
Tell is in the comments: How has the support of your friends and family made a difference in your journey? What kind of support do you wish you had? Have you ever offered support to a friend or family member?
Stacy’s Flutterings – The Prayer Shawl: A Glimpse into the World of Support From Others
When everything in our world seemed to crumble, in regard to our daughter’s mental health, it was my son who introduced me to the idea of support from others. I didn’t realize it at the time. I was so consumed by my own grief, sadness, sense of loss and the care of my loved one that …[Read More]
Welcome to everyone who is taking part in our mental health month blog day, our 5th annual event to help recognize May as Mental Health Month. We’ll update this page and blog throughout the day, recognizing you and other writers and contributors who are blogging and sharing for mental health awareness.
Thanks for joining us! Thank you to everyone who is recognizing May as Mental Health Month. We’re excited to get out the word that mental health matters to everyone.
For consideration on this list, your blog must have our
badge or link back to a post on this blog (Your Mind, Your Body). Posts should have been published today, or at least written in the past week.
Help us find your contribution! Tag any public posts on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and other sites with #mhblogday.
Share, retweet and comment on blogs you’ve discovered today or that have moved you.
The most recent contributions to blog day. Thank …[Read More]