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D is for Defensiveness by Zach Brittle, LMHC February 17, 2014

D is for Defensiveness Down-regulating one’s own defensiveness is the “work” in Making Relationships Work. Zach Brittle, LMHC February 17, 2014 The bride of my youth is delighted that I’m writing about defensiveness. She’s been chuckling under her breath at me all week. “How’s your article coming?” she asks. “I’m not exactly sure what to… Read More D is for Defensiveness by Zach Brittle, LMHC February 17, 2014

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The Real Danger Porn Poses to Relationships by Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC

The Real Danger Porn Poses to Relationships And why real intimacy beats virtual pleasure, even if it’s more work. Posted Jun 27, 2010 By: Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC I’m a psychotherapist, not a global exploitation expert, and I don’t have a huge political agenda: I simply work really hard with couples to help them… Read More The Real Danger Porn Poses to Relationships by Laurie J Watson LMFT, LPC

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How Successful People Handle Toxic People By Travis Bradberry

How Successful People Handle Toxic People Travis Bradberry Oct 21, 2014 Toxic people defy logic. Some are blissfully unaware of the negative impact that they have on those around them, and others seem to derive satisfaction from creating chaos and pushing other people’s buttons. Either way, they create unnecessary complexity, strife, and worst of all… Read More How Successful People Handle Toxic People By Travis Bradberry

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Relationship Trouble: Is it Your Partner or Your Mental Health Condition? Here’s How to Know The Difference by Amanda Phillips

Relationship Trouble: Is it Your Partner or Your Mental Health Condition? Here’s How to Know The Difference Written by Writer’s Corps member Amanda Phillips When toxic behaviors began to appear in my relationship, I thought they were symptoms of my own struggles with my mental health conditions. Was I being too sensitive because I was having an… Read More Relationship Trouble: Is it Your Partner or Your Mental Health Condition? Here’s How to Know The Difference by Amanda Phillips

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How Traumas Create Negative Patterns in Relationships By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. 8/13/19

How Traumas Create Negative Patterns in Relationships By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. 8/13/19 Traumas are extreme life events that threaten your physical or psychological survival. A percentage of people who experience traumas have clinically diagnosable post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), but many more have trauma-related symptoms like physiological reactivity to triggers, panic attacks, chronic anxiety, feelings of anger or numbness, or a loss of… Read More How Traumas Create Negative Patterns in Relationships By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D. 8/13/19

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Lily Lines: This affects new dads more than many think by Lena Felton and Ross May June 16, 2019

Lily Lines: This affects new dads more than many think Lena Felton and Ross May June 16, 2019 We may be missing postpartum depression symptoms in men, study suggests Postpartum depression doesn’t only affect women. According to research, new fathers can suffer the same symptoms — and if their partners are suffering from postpartum depression, as… Read More Lily Lines: This affects new dads more than many think by Lena Felton and Ross May June 16, 2019

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When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz

When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz “The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of… Read More When Someone You Love Is Grieving: How to Really Help By Angie Schultz

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Why Men Need To Stop Using The Word “Nagging” In Relationships by GIGI ENGLE 04.18.17

Why Men Need To Stop Using The Word “Nagging” In Relationships by GIGI ENGLE 04.18.17 There are a lot of words used to describe women that should be permanently expelled from men’s vocabularies. You know them as well as me: Nasty. Bitch. “Cool girl.” “Whiskey girl.” Whore. Please don’t even get me started on the c-word.… Read More Why Men Need To Stop Using The Word “Nagging” In Relationships by GIGI ENGLE 04.18.17

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A child’s bad behavior isn’t ‘attention-seeking.’ She’s seeking a relationship By Tamar Jacobson, early childhood development and education consultant

A child’s bad behavior isn’t ‘attention-seeking.’ She’s seeking a relationship. How does a young child express to adults their fear of abandonment or their longing for more of us, if not by seeking our attention? June 9, 2019, 4:31 AM EDT By Tamar Jacobson, early childhood development and education consultant As an educator of early childhood… Read More A child’s bad behavior isn’t ‘attention-seeking.’ She’s seeking a relationship By Tamar Jacobson, early childhood development and education consultant

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Do You Keep Your Word in Your Marriage? By Sheri Stritof (Updated September 11, 2019)

Do You Keep Your Word in Your Marriage? By Sheri Stritof Updated September 11, 2019   Interdependency, or being able to depend on each other, is part of what makes a marriage special and successful. Dependability is one of the top qualities people look for in a spouse, and it should be. If one or both… Read More Do You Keep Your Word in Your Marriage? By Sheri Stritof (Updated September 11, 2019)