Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich

Thursday: 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

Relationships with Dr. Rebecca Jankovich airs Thursdays during Morning Edition at 5:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m..

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.

Does your partner use double standards?  Do they impose one standard for you and a different standard for themselves?  


Apr 28, 2017

Research results on sleep are consistent:  we need between 7.5 to 10 hours of sleep per night.

Learning to play a musical instrument changes your brain permanently, giving you a cognitive edge for life.  

Let's Talk About Criticism

Apr 13, 2017

No one responds well to unsolicited criticism.

What to do when you and your partner can't agree on age-appropriate behavior for your kids.

If you have problems early in your relationship, it's not likely your partner's behavior will change.


Mar 24, 2017

Blended families are difficult, partly because of the competing loyalties to one's own biological children and also to one's new spouse.

Sleep deprivation is a direct cause of anxiety, irritability, poor decision making, and trouble focusing.

The Blahs

Mar 10, 2017

It's normal to have changes in mood.  How do you know if the blahs are a prelude to depression?

It doesn't work well to register a complaint with your partner by confronting them with the question, "Why did you do that?"