Optimism and relationships (aka Blue skies smiling on you, too!)

I have mostly always been a very happy, cheerful person – except, you know, when it’s hard to be cheerful (and EVERYONE has those days!). Not too long ago when  was in San Fran, this framed print was in my hotel room. Awesome, I thought. I’m totally a poster child for this idea! I firmly believe that blue skies and big puffy clouds are around us all. I also believe that optimism can be cultivated and that it can enhance one’s personal relationships with friends, family members and romantic partners. Try – if you’re interested – in focusing on what you are grateful for in regard to the people around you. What has gone right today? Who really came through for you, even though maybe it was hard for them? Who noticed you or paid attention in a lovely way today?

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at www.sexualhealth.indiana.edu.