We talked a lot about interaction here at Psych Central this week.

Interaction between families, interaction between romantic partners, interaction between humans and animals…

… Interaction between Miley Cyrus and the rest of the world…

How we react to and interact with others doesn’t just affect our relationships with others and the world. It also affects our relationships with ourselves.

Best of Our Blogs

Why the VMAs Do Matter
(Resilient Youth) — Miley Cyrus. Do we need to say more?

Stress and Relationships
(Sorting Your Life Out) — Do you and your partner handle life stress differently? Has it caused even more stress, only this time in your relationship? Jenise Harmon explains the three choices couples make when reacting to stress and how those decisions can affect their relationships.

How to Respond to Angry People
(Anger Management) — Aaron Karmin explains six ways you can respond to angry people — and a few of them might just surprise you!

Love: A 4-Letter Word Mothers (Should) Use!
(Partners in Wellness) — The world already has enough negativity, sadness, and danger. Joan Winifred explains why it’s crucial your child knows she can come to you for love, compassion, and security.

The Gift of Pets: Forever Young and Needing Us
(Healing Together for Couples) — Suzanne Phillips reminds us of all the research-backed benefits of having pets (lowered blood pressure, increased activity, lessened depression, etc.) and explains a few fundamental reasons why we’re drawn to the furry (or scaly, or feathery, or…) friends.