Ashley Abramson

Ashley Abramson is a freelance writer primarily covering health, psychology, and relationships. In addition to Fatherly, she's been published in The New York Times, Washington Post, and The Guardian. She lives in the Milwaukee area with her husband and two young sons


15 Expert Tips For Balancing The Chaos Of Two Kids

Advice from parenting and child development experts.

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How To Keep “Does Everyone Hate Me?” Thoughts At Bay

Do you sometimes find yourself wondering if everyone dislikes you? You're not alone.

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7 Things to Do When Life Feels Out of Control

This is how you gain confidence in the midst of chaos.


The Difference Between a Confident Man and a Self-Centered Jerk

While they may seem similar, confidence and egotism are fundamentally different — and that difference is crucial to remember. 


How to Set Boundaries With the People in Your Life (And Not Be a Jerk About It)

It's an important skill to learn.


Women Fake Orgasms More When Their Man Seems Insecure, Study Says

Women are twice as likely to fake orgasms when they make more money.


What’s Your Conflict Style? Understanding It Can Seriously Improve Your Relationship

Do you shut down? Go on the offensive? Avoid? Ask for reassurance? Understanding the ins and outs offers major advantages.


6 Big Mistakes to Avoid When Planning a Family Vacation With Your Partner

If you’re not careful, planning a family getaway can become another source of the stress you’re hoping to escape. 


7 Ways to Be a More Patient Parent, According to a Patience Expert

Patience is a skill. And like any other skill, it can be nurtured and grown. These seven exercises can help.


How to Set Up Family Rules That Have a Big Impact on Your Kids

The right family rules are powerful tools. But you need to enforce them with consistency and kindness.


So, You’re No Longer Attracted to Your Partner. Now What?

A loss of attraction is very common in long-term relationships. But it shouldn't be ignored. Here are the steps experts recommend you take to get it back.


The Key to Making Big Decisions With More Confidence

If you don't really know your goals and values, you won't know where to start.


How to Turn Your Envy into An Opportunity: 4 Tips to Remember

Harnessed properly, envy can help you refocus your goals, understand yourself better, and work smarter. Here's how to do it.


Is Your Relationship Too Close For Its Own Good?

Closeness is wonderful. But when you're so close that you lose sight of your individual needs and feelings, boundaries may need to be redrawn.


That Feeling in the Air? It Might Be Anticipatory Anxiety.

There are a lot of "what ifs" right now. And it can be easy to fixate on worst-case-scenarios and the feeling of looming dread they create. Here's how to fight it.


Always Too Hard on Yourself? Try These 5 Self-Compassion Exercises

It can feel counterintuitive to show yourself the same compassion you show others. But it's vital to learn how to extend yourself some grace.


How Can Parents Help Kids With Anxiety? Be Less Accommodating.

Often, a parent's attempts to accommodate an anxious child make matters worse. Here's how one program can help.


Everything You Need to Know About Freezing Sperm

Whether you're postponing family planning because of the pandemic or considering the option for numerous other reasons, here's what you should know.


How to End a Conversation Without Seeming Like a Jerk

Conversations rarely end when people want them to – thanks to a classic “coordination problem” most of us regularly face.


7 Ways to Stay Focused At Work When You Feel Super Distracted

Small changes can make a big impact on your ability to get stuff done.