Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich

Thursday: 5:34am and 7:34am

Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursdays during Morning Edition at 5:34am and 7:34.

Dr. Jankovich has been working as a psychologist since 1974. She works with a range of problems including relationships, depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, grief, trauma, and struggles with life transitions. Rebecca practices what she preaches to not burn out by leaving the office to ride equine races with her horses, and travel the world.

Young people in the first few years of practicing their profession seem to have the same core fear:  someone is going to figure out that I don't know what I am doing.

After the death of your child, you must remain close with their spouse if you want access to your grandchildren.  Here's some ways to cope.

Couples argue about whether what the other has done is "abuse".  It really doesn't matter what you call it; the behavior is unacceptable.  

Can women really "have it all"?

When you want your spouse to leap to your defense.

When a long marriage comes to an end the wife comes to therapy to talk about why she stayed so long.

End of life issues are disturbing to consider.  Dr. Jankovich says a book by Dr. Atul Gawande can help.

Dr. Jankovich shares some ideas from Atul Gawande's book, "Being Mortal:  Medicine and What Matters in the End."


Aug 30, 2016

When your partner is threatened by your friendship with a person of the opposite sex.

When managing the family schedule causes conflict.