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The Importance of Attachment

A Presentation with Dr. Lisa Firestone Learn more about attachment style

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The Search for My Parents

By Anonymous PsychAlive Member I’m 41 years old and I recently learned that I’ve lived my adult years searching for my parents. Not the obvious ones I was born to, but their replacements. My subconscious desire to have parents in my adult life has caused me years of discontent. The life of a child is… Read more »

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Relationship Skills

In her article “After the Honeymoon,” psychologist Donna Rockwell opens with the straightforward words, “Listen up. Marriage is hard work.”  She then goes on to explore and explain just why this is and what couples can do about it. Yet, this simple directive alone – to “listen up” – is a good starting place for… Read more »

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How to Fix a Relationship

“In desperate love, we always invent the characters of our partners, demanding they be what we need of them, and then feeling devastated when they refuse to perform the role we created in the first place.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love When it comes to our relationships, the expectation of a perfect union or… Read more »

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Suicide Articles

Following is a list of suicide articles from experts in the field of psychology and suicidology. The full length articles can be found at the links below. If you or someone you know is in crisis, please call The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Suicide Prevention Advice Articles: Suicide Prevention Advice How You… Read more »

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The Problem with Narcissistic Parents

A study by Stress in America recently revealed that Millennials (ages 18 to 33) report the highest stress levels of any generation. It’s not necessarily wrong to chalk these pressures up to increased competition in college and the workplace, an ailing economy, or a culture geared toward multitasking. But let’s consider something a little more… Read more »

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Healthy Sexuality

The Importance of Maintaining Our Sexuality Recent studies have shown that 42 million Americans are in low-to-no-sex marriages. This number itself may or may not come as a surprise, but it’s left many people asking why this is. The reasons people give up their sexuality are often chalked up to practical stresses: work, kids, and… Read more »

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Resources to Help in the Aftermath of School Shootings

We have had many parents and caregivers writing to us and asking what they can do in the aftermath of the tragic Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. So we decided to share the following articles, guides and resources: Helping your children manage distress in the aftermath of a shooting Managing your distress in the aftermath… Read more »

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Identifying and Treating Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? When we think of obsessive compulsive disorder, different images come to mind: the film character who won’t step on sidewalk cracks or the co-worker who uses tissue to open doors. Obsessive compulsive disorder is an anxiety disorder that can disrupt people’s lives causing them to engage in repetitious behaviors to… Read more »

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