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By Katie Willard Virant MSW, JD, LCSW on August 15, 2019 in Chronically Me
Living with chronic illness means that personal energy is limited. Learn more about how protect that energy by saying "no" to others' demands.
By Benjamin Hardy Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in Quantum Leaps
What do you think of Richard Paul Evans' "5 Kyngdoms"?
By Elizabeth Emens JD, Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in Life Admin
We can judge each other harshly for our device use. Seeing the invisible labor of life offers a better way.
By Linda and Charlie Bloom on August 15, 2019 in Stronger at the Broken Places
To know what is going on in the body when we pause to reflect, can help us to override an initial reaction of flight or fight.
By Michael Castleman M.A. on August 15, 2019 in All About Sex
Critics of pornography charge that watching porn destroys men’s erections. But the best research shows that porn has no significant impact.
By Randi Gunther Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in Rediscovering Love
Recognizing different forms of double standards.
By Hannah Rose LCPC on August 15, 2019 in Working Through Shame
Self-forgiveness begins and ends internally. Even if we may never be fully forgiven by others, that does not mean that we cannot find inner peace by forgiving ourselves.
By Robert Enright Ph.D. on August 15, 2019 in The Forgiving Life
Have you been playing the tape in your mind that all people cannot be trusted? Have you turned the generalization onto yourself, thinking that you are less than you truly are?
By Sean M. Horan Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Adventures in Dating
Pretending to orgasm may be a taboo topic, but it's not uncommon. New research aims to better understand faking it.
By Leon F Seltzer Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Evolution of the Self
Vulnerability is an inevitable part of the human condition. But because those feelings are so subjective, there’s much you can do to lessen them.
By Wendy L. Patrick, Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Why Bad Looks Good
Do you jump to conclusions when you see a young woman with a much older paramour? Here are some facts that might surprise you.
By Robin Stern Ph.D. on August 14, 2019 in Power in Relationships
What is one area of your life in which you could benefit from a “power analysis"?
By Catherine Aponte Psy.D. on August 13, 2019 in A Marriage of Equals
Here is a handy guide to the things you should discuss with the love of your life—before your throw a mega-party for all your friends and family.
By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in The Mindful Self-Express
Traumas create enduring beliefs and behaviors that make it difficult to find and maintain loving relationships.
By Beverly Engel L.M.F.T. on August 13, 2019 in The Compassion Chronicles
Ever wonder why so many women still have a difficult time being assertive with men? Fear may be the answer.
By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W. on August 13, 2019 in Fixing Families
New research shows the importance of solid teen non-romantic friendships in building solid adult romantic relationships.
By Pamela B. Rutledge Ph.D., M.B.A. on August 13, 2019 in Positively Media
Digital monitoring tools like Life360 let users track the location of family and friends, forcing us to address the psychological impact on relationships and trust.
By Darlene Lancer, JD, LMFT on August 13, 2019 in Toxic Relationships
If you’re discontented in a relationship or go from one to another, you may be stuck in a painful cycle that started in a childhood you thought was good.
By Sean Grover L.C.S.W. on August 13, 2019 in When Kids Call the Shots
Do your friends inspire or discourage you?
By Allen R McConnell Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in The Social Self
Most people consider their pets to be family members. New research suggests this benefits mental and physical health and improves social connectedness.
By Barbara Greenberg Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in The Teen Doctor
We must all learn what not to say.
By Marcia Reynolds Psy.D. on August 13, 2019 in Wander Woman
Do you worry about being negatively judged when you speak up or stand for what you believe is right? These tips will help you stay resolute—even if people call you names.
By Alice Boyes Ph.D. on August 13, 2019 in In Practice
These five types of procrastination are commonly misunderstood.
By Erin Leonard Ph.D. on August 12, 2019 in Peaceful Parenting
Emotional mistreatment is real, yet often remains undetected because the offender convinces the partner that he or she is at the root of the problem.
By Catherine Aponte Psy.D. on August 12, 2019 in A Marriage of Equals
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