#TheToolbox Best of Emotional Health and Relationships 2018

Happy New Year!

It’s time for my annual end of the year celebration featuring the “best of” emotional health and relationship content from the closing year, including the three most popular articles in each category.

Best Relationship Articles

Affairs, Relationship Baggage, Marriage Happiness

Time to Rethink What You Thought You Knew About Romantic Relationships and Affairs  by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT




How to Sabotage Your Relationships by Not Owning Your Stuff  by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





Should Marriage Make You Happy or is Happiness an Inside Job?  by Richard Nicastro, PhD





Best Emotional Health Articles

Happiness, Resilience and Shame

22 Ways Happy People Get Their Groove On  by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





Resilience:  5 Conditions That Accelerate Brain Change  by Linda Graham, MFT





Disempower Your Shame  by Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT





It’s been a big year for me personally with  I redesigned and modernized my site.  Additionally, I have new offerings:

Wishing you a fantastic 2019 continuing to care for your emotional AND relationship health.


Lisa B. Kift, MFT, Creator of

See my prior “Best of” year end wrap-ups:

#TheToolbox Best of 2017

#TheToolbox Best of 2016

#TheToolbox Best of 2015

#TheToolbox Best of 2014

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Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT is the creator of with emotional and relationship health articles, guides, courses and other tools for individuals and couples. She is a frequent consultant for the media having appeared in,, and others. Lisa has a private practice in Marin County, CA and offers Emotional Health and Relationship Consultations via email, phone or video conference.