Ask Dr Karen – Teen Rumors, Mother-In-Law Stress, Workaholic


Teen rumors, mother-in-law stress during the holidays, and when your spouse is a workaholic what to do- were today’s topics on Ask Dr. Karen. FOX Morning News Boston’ regular segment where viewers ask their relationship questions (marriage, dating, parenting, . . . ), and I answer them LIVE on air.

Topics – Further Detail and Segment Available On Demand:

If you are a parent as I am, then you can relate to the anguish the mother who asked what she should do about the fact that in school a child is spreading rumors about her daughter. Not only do I hear this challenge as a family therapist and psychotherapist, where parents share their pain regarding their child’s pain. As a mother, I understand this challenge as well. No parent goes through adulthood without their child either; a) bullied (spreading rumors is a form of social isolation which is bullying), b) is a bully, or c) is a bystander (which painfully too often can become a bully bunch, where children form a group and socially isolate a particular child). A significant problem is far too often the parent of the rumor spreader too shares those same attributes of speaking negatively about the other parent.

Many adults report the challenge of “the mother in law”. This viewer’s question asked for coping tips when philosophical belief systems are so different. Specifically, in this case the mother in law believes in God whereas the daughter in law does not.

The husband who asks if he is right or his wife is, when she calls him a workaholic, I provided both parties a strategy to help them each take ownership in the relationship.

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Follow Dr. Karen on Twitter or Facebook. Media Psychotherapist Guest Expert; Relationships, Parenting, Human Behavior, Analyzes Hot Topics In The News. Has appeared on FOX News Channel's: The O'Reilly Factor, FOX & Friends, FOX & Friends FIRST, America Live, Hannity, America's Newsroom, and FOX Business Network's: Cavuto. Go–to for FOX News Boston including the regular segment; Ask Dr. Karen. Also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, Lifetime, Discovery Network's Destination America, The Steve Harvey TV Show, and more. Sought after Radio Guest Expert. Columnist. Often quoted in various print media: FOX Business, FOX News Magazine, Boston Globe, Boston Herald,, Good Housekeeping, Yahoo Shine, Parents, Parenting, CNN, TIME, Woman's Day, Men's Health, USA Today, and more. Owner/Founder/President: Dr. Karen Ruskin & Associates, Inc. Based in Massachusetts. Author of: 9 Key Techniques For Raising Respectful Children and Dr. Karen's Marriage Manual. Copyright 2012.


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