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What Failed to Happen for You as a Child?
We have long known that what happens to us in childhood has a tremendous effect upon who we become as adults. But the opposite is also true: What doesn’t happen for us in childhood has an equal or greater effect.
Are You Normalizing Abusive Behavior?
5 Signs that You Are
If the following behaviors are typical of your way of dealing with or deflecting abusive behavior, it’s time to become aware.
8 Expert Tips to Get Over Your Ex
Grieving the end of a relationship takes time, but you can proactively help yourself through the grieving process.
How to Know If It’s Time for a Career Change
Here are 8 signs that signal it’s time to explore other options.
The Dangers of Trying to Control Other People
Worry too much about trying to control other people and you might just end up giving yourself high blood pressure.
News & Views
New Approach to Smoking Cessation Taps into Nostalgia
A refreshing new approach to help people stop smoking uses messages that resonate with a smoker’s memories, rather than inducing fear and guilt.
New App Seeks to Detect Early Dementia
Wearable devices may help detect cognitive decline through how people live their daily lives.
Mindfulness Shows Mixed Results for Older Adults’ Well-Being
Mindfulness practices are on the rise. But studies so far have shown mixed results in seniors.
What Motivates Teens to Exercise?
Teens are far too unique in their mindsets and motivations to use a one-size-fits-all intervention for inactivity.
Social Exclusion Can Lead to Belief in Conspiracy Theories
New research shows why so many white, working-class people are willing to believe exaggerated and misleading news reports.
New Study Shows How Dads Bond with Their Kids
The study is the first to look at the influence of particular hormones on brain function in fathers.
World of Psychology
6 Ways to Recover Your Mental Health
If you are emerging from a period of mental distress, the most important thing to remember is that you are the key person on the treatment team. By regularly following these steps, you can regain stability and get on with life.
5 Relationship Red Flags: What You
Watch out for these red flags that can signal big problems in your relationship that aren’t likely to go away anytime soon.
Experiences Beyond the Classic 5 Stages
Human beings are complex, each with a unique experience of grief to be honored.
How to Design a Self-Care Prescription for Depression
As a clinical psychologist, Mary Pipher, PhD, designed “healing packages” for her patients: activities, resources, and comforts to help them recover from trauma.
5 Tips on Getting Along with Others to
For those who have a tough time putting their game face on, here are some tips on how to get along with others to get ahead.
Clearing Emotional Clutter from Your Relationship
Bring forth the heavy residue and clear it out in a simple, efficient, and durable way.
Best of our Blogs
30 Preemptive Signs of Abuse Turning Deadly
(The Exhausted Woman) – Once an abuser has utilized an abusive method for a long time, the victim develops a tolerance to the abuse so it no longer has the same effect. This aggravates the abuser who then escalates, becoming more dangerous.
Desperately Keeping Someone: Addictive Relationships
(Healing Together) – Recovery begins with the end of denial and the recognition of the addiction.
Speaking Up When It’s Hard
(Bonding Time) – Time passes, no one’s read your mind, and it’s getting worse, or it’s beginning to fester…
7 Struggles of Parents with Toddlers & Expert Tips Sheet
(Mommy Matters) – Don’t worry – so many of us moms experience similar challenges during these early years of parenting.
Get it Together! 4 Steps to Getting Out of Your Own Way
(Sext, Text & What’s Next) – Many young adults come to me saying, "I can’t get started."
Can Feng Shui Help Us Get Sober?
(One Sober Life) – For those of us working to stay sober, there’s an emotional and spiritual feng shui we can practice.
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I’m Very Depressed, and Not Optimistic as I Used to Be
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Attracted to Young Boys
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Mother Holding Grudge
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I Think I’m Ruining My Life
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I Have No Control Over My Anger and Short Temper?
I’ve never reached out to anyone for help regarding this matter, however my wonderful girlfriend knows what my problem is, but only because I’ve been inflicting her pain…
Difficulties with Food Depending on My Mood
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