The Top 7 Tips on How to Make a Blended Family Work

Here’s an interesting statistic: sixteen percent of children in the United States live in step families (also known as a blended family). Moreover, it is likely that more than 40-50% of all adults will have a blended relationship at...

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Is it Realistic to Expect Happiness?

Everyone wants to be happy…don’t you?  “I just want to be happy” is probably the number one answer to the question, “What do you want out of life”? The pursuit of happiness is a phrase with which we are all...

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The Top 10 Signs of Midlife Crisis

In an article I wrote about midlife crisis in men and male menopause, I talked about how the crisis in mid-life is mostly a psychological one. Of course, there are also very real physical issues that men face as they...

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The Four Stages of a Relationship. What Stage is Yours In?

In an ideal world, being in a serious love relationship would be easy. There would be no angry arguments. There would be no volatile disagreements about children, pets, or former lovers. There would be no intense fighting or regular threats...

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Anger Is Not Always What It Seems! – How Anger Management Therapy Gets to the Source of Your Anger

Research in the field of psychology has been painting a more complete picture of anger. We typically understand anger as an expression of frustration or annoyance or a response to a threat of some kind. Anger can also be a defense...

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After Sexual Betrayal: How Can Marriage Counseling Help?

Sexual betrayal can cause shame, sadness, and mistrust in a relationship. It is also quite common. According to one study, roughly 30% to 60% of all married individuals in the United States will engage in infidelity at some point. When an...

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Being Critical? Are You Helping or Hurting?

Most of us have heard the expression that a person is “his own worst critic”. We often do not give ourselves enough credit for performing well and regularly beat ourselves up for not performing better. For some of us it...

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6 Key Strategies for Couples Coping with Substance Abuse

Whatever the substance: alcohol, prescription medications, or street drugs, substance abuse can wreak havoc on any relationship. The use of drugs and alcohol can turn into substance abuse once a person allows the substance to become the focus of their...

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