Which Relationships Survived the Pandemic and Which Didn't?

“Have you gotten your vaccine yet?” has lately replaced “How are you?” among the people I text, talk to, see when I walk the dog or stay in touch with on social media. …

What We Learned from the Royal Estrangement

The story of family estrangement whose causes and consequences were so compellingly drawn out of Meghan and Harry Sussex by Oprah Winfrey differs in the details but not the emotional experience of everyone who’s been alienated from the people who are supposed to…

Further Confessions of a News Junkie

I’ve taken the first step in beating my addiction; I’ve admitted I am addicted to the news and helpless in the face of it.

I’m willing to turn it over to a higher power, but I don’t know who or what could keep me…

Don’t Tell Me The News

The grave’s a fine and private place
But none I think do there embrace
Especially in a noisy race
When pundits scream from place to place
And talking heads…

How Do Extraverts Manage the Pandemic?

If hell is truly other people, as Jean-Paul Sartre famously said, the lack of them is worse, especially for extraverts, who are energized by the social surround. This time of social distancing is easier for introverts, who take pleasure in their own company or…

Should you send your kids to school during the pandemic?

When my kids were toddlers, almost everyone in their Montessori preschool classroom caught chicken pox all at once. One after another, they fell like like a train of dominoes the week before Thanksgiving, and I resigned myself to a particularly…

Jane Adams PhD

Jane Adams is an author, coach and social psychologist whose books include "Boundary Issues" and "When Our Grown Kids Disappoint Us."

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