What to Watch Out for in Abusive Relationships

Do you believe that you are in an abusive relationship? Do you know someone who is? Consider these warning signs. Have you noticed your friends or family members have expressed concern for your safety and well-being? Are there times when you have stuck-up for and even defended your partner’s abusive behaviors? Do both of you […]

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What Couples Need to Know for Therapy

Are you and your partner considering couples therapy? There are some key points to keep in mind before going to that first session. Many expect when they go to couple’s therapy that it is their partner who will be doing most of the work. However, both of you should have goals for what you want […]

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Five EQ Traits You Need to Know

It turns out that EQ, or emotional quotient, is proving to be important to employers. Especially those who are considering candidates for open positions. There are five EQ traits. The first is personal awareness. How aware are you of your own emotions? The next is being able to control those emotions. Third, how motivated are you? […]

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Meeting Your Goals

Do you feel “stuck”? Not achieving goals that you set for yourself? Consider these ideas on how to move forward. Consider these ideas for how to move forward. First, go over your goals and clarify, if necessary. Next, pinpoint what are the barriers to achieving those goals. Then, make sure that your goal is really […]

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What Does Your Partner Like

We’ve all heard how it is important for couples to listen to each other. But do you really understand your partner?   These preferences are deeper than simply what their favorite meal is or TV show. Rather, it is the knowledge of how your actions elicit in your partner feelings of respect, love, and being […]

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What to Ask When Anxious

Consider these questions when anxious. First, question whether or not what you are feeling is based in reality and look for evidence. Go through the potential scenarios for what could happen, and think how you will cope. Ask why you are experiencing the anxiety. Consider whether you will succeed or fail at with what you […]

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How to Better Deal with Social Situations

Social anxiety is considered the third greatest mental health problem affecting Americans. If you struggle with social anxiety there are ways to better deal with the problem and social situations. First, try to challenge your thinking. What are you really experiencing regarding the social situation?  Identify what those thoughts are. Look at the situation more […]

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The Long-Term Consequences of Rejection

We are learning that being ostracized or rejected from your peers, such as other students in school, can leave invisible yet lasting damage. There are three stages for ostracism.   being excluded or ignored by others coping with the ostracism being resigned to the ostracism All human beings need contact with other people and want […]

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The Principles of a Solid Relationship

Researchers from Northwestern University have developed fourteen principles that they say are important for any quality relationship. These are then organized into four groups. Group one defines a relationship by uniqueness, integration, and trajectory. Group two looks at how the relationship works. They look at evaluation, responsiveness, resolution, and maintenance.  Group three asks what each […]

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