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Recovering from the Emotional Upheaval of an Unexpected Divorce

Divorce is difficult for everyone involved, and an unexpected divorce can feel absolutely devastating. But it may be a more common experience than you think. According to the American Psychological Association, 40 to 50 percent of married couples in the United States go through a divorce.

Marital Stress During COVID-19

It’s no surprise that a global health pandemic has led to widespread anxiety as people try to protect themselves and loved ones from COVID-19. Individuals have changed the way they work, learn, and socialize to accommodate safety precautions and policies like social distancing. But in

Ask Dr. Lowenstein: Anxiety about the Upcoming Election

As we approach the election, what advice do you have for people who may be feeling overly anxious about the outcome? My advice is to vote. It’s not only your right, but it’s your civic duty. The act of voting can be very empowering –

Gray Divorce and Your Mental Health

By now, most people have heard of gray divorce. It’s the term given to a divorce that occurs when the couple is over 50, a phenomenon that is increasingly prevalent during the empty nest years of a marriage. How common is it? During the past

Are You Doomscrolling Again?

Doomscrolling (or doomsurfing) is a relatively new term used to describe the tendency to continuously scroll or surf through bad news – especially when that news is sad or depressing – without the ability to stop or step away. This year there’s been no shortage

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