Marriage / Relationships

Ask Lisa: My Boyfriend Gets Aggressive When Drunk

I have been in a relationship for almost 8 months. The relationship has been good when we’re together but he has always had trust issues with me whenever I’m seeing my friends or if I’m going out. Somehow I’ve just… Read more »

What’s Your Role? See Your Part.

Rick Hanson, PhD looks at the importance of taking responsibility for your part in difficult situations with others. In situations or relationships with any kind of difficulty – tension, feeling hurt, conflicts, mismatches of wants . . . the usual… Read more »

Get Closer with Your Partner in 45 Minutes

Check out this tool to improve the connection with your partner (or friend) via  Greater Good in Action.  If you are seeking more closeness with anyone in your life, set aside some time together (45 minutes is the suggestion) and… Read more »

Emotional Health

Emotional Victimhood: Viewing Life Through a Lens of Injustice

Jennifer Lehr, MFT examines “emotional victimhood” as a reflection of how we see ourselves, the associated pain/consequences and the power we have to change. Sue and her husband Dave were talking in the morning before leaving for work. Dave mentioned… Read more »

Rise in Anxiety and/or Depression in our Youth, What Gives?

According to a recent study in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics, more than 1 in 20 US children and teens (ages 6 to 17 years old) have anxiety or depression.  Approximately 2.6 million American children and adolescents had diagnosed… Read more »

What Can You Do When You’re Shaken?

Rick Hanson, PhD, looks at the need we all have to find a place to stand firmly; whether it be physically, psychologically or spiritually.  He offers ways to find stability when you feel shaken or out of control.  I’ve been to… Read more »

Therapy

Marriage Counseling is Not What You Might Think

If you think marriage counseling is only for couples who are at the end of their ropes, you might be missing a number of opportunities to improve your marriage in ways that might actually help you avoid getting to “the… Read more »

3 Mistakes Couples Make in Relationship Counseling

Couples counseling can be a helpful tool for a myriad of issues, from significant disconnection and resentment to a desire to fill your toolbox with tools to manage things that might come up later.  Communication skills, conflict management, listening skills… Read more »

Improving Your Everyday Life Through Art Therapy

Caileigh Flannigan, a Developmental Interventionist in Canada uses forms of play such as exploring the outdoors and art as a way to promote children’s development and emotional healing.  In this piece she looks at ways adults can use art therapy… Read more »

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