PsychAlive 2017-11-14T22:51:32Z https://www.psychalive.org/feed/atom/ WordPress Carolyn Joyce <![CDATA[How to Deal with Rejection]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25459 2017-11-13T20:59:23Z 2017-11-13T19:41:14Z Rejection is an almost unavoidable aspect of being human. No one has ever succeeded in love or in life without first facing rejection. We all experience it, and yet, those times when we do are often the times we feel the most alone, outcast, and unwanted. In fact, so much of the hurt and struggle ...

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Sylvia Smith <![CDATA[Top 10 Effective Communication Techniques for Couples]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25455 2017-11-13T18:57:39Z 2017-11-13T18:56:26Z Good communication skills are the keys to any successful relationship because relationships are emotional and rely on interpersonal verbal and nonverbal exchanges between the two people involved.  Most marriages start out with the idea of success not realizing the number one cause of divorce is bad communication.  In cases of parenting and co-parenting, communication is ...

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Debra Kessler, Psy.D. <![CDATA[The mad monster made me do it!]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25452 2017-11-07T22:43:33Z 2017-11-07T22:43:33Z When we are little, our needs get expressed through our strong emotions.  A baby doesn’t have the capacity to get food when hungry, a blanket when cold or a change of a wet diaper.  Instead, they fuss!  They muster the voice of the “mad monster” to get the attention they need, whaling and whimpering.  This ...

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. <![CDATA[Are You Creating Your Own Nightmare in Your Relationship?]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25450 2017-11-06T23:13:26Z 2017-11-06T23:13:26Z A few years ago, I was talking to my friend and colleague Dr. Daniel Siegel, a leader in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. We were discussing how and why people find themselves stuck in certain relationship patterns. Dr. Siegel explained that our brains are actually wired to recreate conditions from our past. Our early experiences ...

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Tamsen Firestone <![CDATA[How Your Critical Inner Voice Gets in the Way of Love]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25444 2017-10-27T18:12:56Z 2017-10-27T18:12:12Z There’s a nasty defense mechanism that undermines and sabotages your efforts to have love in your life: your critical inner voice. It comes at you from all sides; it goes after you, it badmouths your partner, it slams your relationship, and it attacks love in general. We are mostly unaware of this internal enemy and ...

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Robyn E. Brickel, M.A., LMFT <![CDATA[Simple Ways to Reduce the Mental Illness Stigma]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25438 2017-10-26T22:28:01Z 2017-10-26T22:26:15Z Let’s Make it Okay to Ask For Help The problem with the stigma around mental illness is huge! It stops too many people from getting help early, when it’s most effective. With a little knowledge, you and I can help end the stigma, prevent a great deal of suffering and save more lives. “That’s not a ...

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. <![CDATA[What Is Your Role in Your Relationship?]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25426 2017-10-23T17:10:47Z 2017-10-23T17:10:47Z Conflict between a couple can often feel convoluted and layered in ways that are hard to make sense of. But, there is one dynamic that may be a bit easier to wrap our heads around. Very often, couples get into trouble when one person takes the role of a parent, and the other, the role of ...

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mark wolfe <![CDATA[Depression-Help]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25414 2017-10-20T16:37:16Z 2017-10-20T16:37:16Z WEB SITES THAT WILL HELP YOU FIND A THERAPIST: American Psychological Association: http://locator.apa.org/ American Psychiatric Association: http://healthyminds.org/locatepsychiatrist.cfm American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy: http://www.therapistlocator.net/therapistlocator/index.asp Good Therapy: http://www.goodtherapy.org ARTICLES TO HELP YOU FIGHT DEPRESSION: Eight Ways to Actively Fight Depression Finding Your Cure for Depression WATCH A FREE WEBINAR Watch PsychAlive’s Free Webinar on Empowering ...

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Lisa Firestone, Ph.D. <![CDATA[The Role of Anger in Depression]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25411 2017-10-09T20:58:58Z 2017-10-09T20:58:58Z Sigmund Freud used to refer to depression as anger turned inward. While many people may regard this as an overly simplistic approach to the most common mental health disorder in the world, there is no doubt that anger plays a significant role in depression. As one study from 2016 found, when it comes to emotional disorders in ...

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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. <![CDATA[Thoughts Are Not Facts (Practice)]]> https://www.psychalive.org/?p=25092 2017-10-09T18:04:01Z 2017-10-09T18:04:01Z So you’re waiting in the hallway with your mind spinning about how it’s been a pretty crappy day and life just doesn’t seem to be moving in the direction you’d like it to. Your friend walks by you and although you raise your hand to wave hi, she looks at you and just walks by. ...

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