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Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on April 12, 2023 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
You can be independent and empowered, and also in relationship. Who knew?
Nancy Colier LCSW, Rev. on April 5, 2023 in Inviting a Monkey to Tea
What if your emotional well-being didn't entirely rely on the state of your relationship?
Glenn R. Schiraldi Ph.D. on March 27, 2023 in Hidden Wounds
A recent memoir highlights the fact that beneath drug addiction are often unhealed, hidden wounds from childhood.
Ingrid Clayton Ph.D. on March 24, 2023 in Emotional Sobriety
Personal Perspective: I never saw myself as a “people pleaser,” certainly not at my own expense.
Tracy S. Hutchinson, Ph.D. on March 23, 2023 in The Pulse of Mental Health
Not every frustrating, emotionally immature person is a narcissist. But if they have a personality disorder, they can still cause serious emotional damage.
Kimberly Quinn Ph.D. on March 16, 2023 in Optimized
Is it easier to take care of others than yourself?
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on March 14, 2023 in From Fear to Intimacy
Men often worry about being inadequate and disappointing their partners.
Hal Shorey Ph.D. on March 14, 2023 in The Freedom to Change
Single people with anxious attachment styles tend to use dating apps the most but like them the least. Find out why and explore new ways to get offline to meet people.
Sharon Martin, DSW, LCSW on March 5, 2023 in Conquering Codependency
Sometimes, life doesn't go as planned. To deal with unexpected challenges, we need to accept what's out of our control and focus on self-care.
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on February 22, 2023 in From Fear to Intimacy
A Personal Perspective: Men may take care of women to feel better about themselves.
Leah Aguirre LCSW on February 14, 2023 in True Self-Empowerment
Do you worry about and fixate on things you have little to no control or influence over? Here are 4 things to accept as being outside of your control to improve your mental health.
Timmen L. Cermak MD on February 13, 2023 in Healing from Addiction
Does someone's personality cause addiction, or does addiction cause a personality change? Both can be true. Here's why.
Bruce Wilson Ph.D. on February 13, 2023 in Explorations in Positive Psychology
Loneliness increases one’s chance of stroke and coronary heart disease by 30%.
Bruce Wilson Ph.D. on February 10, 2023
The roots of responsibility are mysteriously linked to the wings of independence. Here's how.
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on February 6, 2023 in From Fear to Intimacy
Spreading the load helps men and women.
Melanie Joy Ph.D. on February 3, 2023 in Relational Literacy
Are you easily hurt by conflict and highly tuned in to relational dynamics? What may feel like your greatest vulnerability can also be your greatest strength.
Sharon Martin, DSW, LCSW on January 31, 2023 in Conquering Codependency
Detaching from other people's problems is good for your mental health and respects others' rights to self-determination.
John A. Johnson Ph.D. on January 29, 2023 in Cui Bono
Exploring what we know about the development of responsiveness to others' expectations and how this responsiveness can be a positive or negative influence in our lives.
Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on January 24, 2023 in When Kids Call the Shots
Are you cycling through the same relationship patterns with different people? Here's how to break the cycle.
Mark Travers Ph.D. on January 24, 2023 in Social Instincts
Having unrealistic expectations of your partner can end a romance before it starts.
Yana Hoffman, RP, C.C.D.C, and Hank Davis, Ph.D. on January 23, 2023 in Try to See It My Way
Do you know a couple that stays together in spite of painful conflict? The reasons why can be confusing for the partners and others. This might help.
Mark Banschick M.D. on January 16, 2023 in The Intelligent Divorce
Some dysregulated people use others to regulate themselves. That is okay until the method of regulating involves making another person miserable. Let's take a closer look.
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on January 14, 2023 in From Fear to Intimacy
Couples often polarize around anxiety, with one partner falling into the role of the worrier and the other into the reassuring role.
Imi Lo on January 10, 2023 in Living with Emotional Intensity
Second-generation immigrants often wish their parents had been different. But they may remain silent because it feels wrong to be ungrateful.
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on January 2, 2023 in From Fear to Intimacy
Dating should be fun, and the best strategy is to be yourself.
Avrum Weiss, Ph.D. on December 21, 2022 in From Fear to Intimacy
Why do men often feel responsible for protecting and taking care of women?
Lynn Margolies Ph.D. on December 20, 2022 in Therapy Insider
Is a parent intruding upon your relationship? Understanding this dynamic and learning some practical strategies can help.
Hal Shorey Ph.D. on December 20, 2022 in The Freedom to Change
You deserve to feel happy visiting friends and family over the holidays. Don’t let being stuck in that old family role stop you. You can change it now with these six simple steps.
Kristen Lee Ed.D., LICSW on November 1, 2022 in Rethink Your Way to the Good Life
Is the dread of confrontation making you anxious? Try these 3 micro-strategies to communicate your needs, desires, identities, and boundaries.
Richard Brouillette LCSW on October 31, 2022 in Flipping Out
Is your family alienating your romantic partner? Undermining personal love relationships is a sign your family has problematic boundaries, and you may be playing a role.