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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Is There a Difference Between a Life Coach and a Therapist?

Both coaching and therapy are based on continuous, one-on-one meetings between an individual and therapist or coach. Both professions assist individuals who are in need of change. Coaching and therapy are aimed at helping clients discover the right direction...

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Red Flag Personalities: How to Avoid the Relationship Trap

Summer is typically the time when people relax a bit more, take vacations and begin new relationships. Some summertime romances may have the potential of lasting a while but others have a short life span. Summer relationships are often thought of...

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Understanding Anger in Men

Most of us believe we can tell when someone is angry. We look at the expression on a person’s face or their body language and come to a quick conclusion. Anger is that powerful antagonistic emotion you feel when you...

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Can a No-Sex Marriage Survive Over the Long Haul?

Your marriage is much more than sex. But what do you do when your union involves no sex at all? With no end in sight? It certainly did not start out that way! No doubt, you have realized that your...

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Why Your Second Marriage Is Shaky and How to Fix It

You probably didn’t figure on trouble in your second marriage. Certainly not trouble worthy of a second divorce. After all, this time, you really believed you knew how to keep that kind of relationship meltdown from happening again. Yet, here you...

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Can the Right Food Protect You from Depressed Moods?

Why don’t all those comfort foods make you feel any better? Does it seem that sugary sodas never provide the pick-me-up you want? How is it that all of those happy meals leave you feeling sadder rather than happier? Diet matters if...

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