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HOW to Create an Intergenerational Love Dialog With Your Millennial

New research indicates that young adults are longing for time and space with their parents to talk about love, and in my previous post, “Parents, Your Millennial Wants to Talk with You about Love,” we explored why it is so important (and so difficult!) for parents to talk with their young adult kids about romantic […]
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Parents, Your Millennial Kid Wants to Talk With You about Love

A new report confirms what my students have been telling me for years—millennials want to talk with their parents about love! A team of researchers at Harvard University gathered data about the love lives of over 3,000 young adults (ages 18 to 25-year-olds) and found: 65% of these young adults wished that they had received […]
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Loving Bravely Begins with Dating Bravely

The desire for an intimate partnership is woven into our DNA. Human beings want to love and be loved. When you look at our culture, it’s easy to see how obsessed we are with the idea of love (Exhibit A: match-making shows like “The Bachelor” and networks that devote entire days to wedding-related programming like […]
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Speaking Your First First Language

I had the distinct privilege of delivering the commencement address for the two graduate programs that live at The Family Institute at Northwestern University— my home away from home for almost twenty years. In my remarks, I explored the importance of eye contact and touch in this warp speed digital age. Smart phones impact our […]
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Take Charge of Your Happiness Now

When the undergraduates I teach at Northwestern University graduate, I tell them that the best years of their lives are yet to come. But that comes with a catch: In order to make what’s to come the best it can be, they have to stop thinking so much about their future and start living in […]