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The Bachelorette Season 8

          25 men competing for 1 woman. All looking for true love. And all scheming against each other to be given the next rose, get the next date, win the Bachelorette’s heart. After 16 seasons of The Bachelor and 7 seasons of The Bachelorette, you would think that people would be… Read more »

Why My Relationship Failed, a Fantasy Bond Story

        We’ve all been there. Sitting alone, upset, rejected, wondering, “what the heck just happened?” That’s where I was at the end of my last relationship. The sad thing was, I knew exactly what had happened, and I knew I could have stopped it. It had all started nearly a year and… Read more »

It’s Not Easy to Be Objective About Suicide

I have a new job on Monday afternoons and evenings. I am a volunteer administrator for the Facebook page: Putting a Face on Suicide (PAFOS) – as part of an international group of fifteen from the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, and Germany who work on the page eight or more hours a week…. Read more »

“I’m not procrastinating; I’m building social capital:” Two Ways You’re Being Productive on Facebook

social networking, facebook

All too often, I’ve gotten off Facebook and realized that somehow two hours have gone by. I’m always surprised, wondering how I could’ve possibly spent that long on the popular social networking site that we all know and love (and sometimes hate). It’s probably not that difficult for fellow users to imagine the types of… Read more »

Rebuilding Intimacy after Tragedy: How to Help Your Partner Cope

Intimacy issues, relationship advice, psychalive

By Lindsay Larson There is nothing sadder than when a loved one suffers from a personal tragedy. Our heart goes out to them and all we want is to be there for them. However tragedy, which can vary from the loss of a close relative to surviving a rape, has a traumatic impact on an… Read more »

The Benefits of the Long-Distance Relationship By: Angelina Cruz

If you are in a long-distance relationship, then you are one of those lucky few to experience an interesting and unique way to love. There are so many negative aspects associated with long-distance relationships today that it is sometimes hard to see the silver-lining around them. Although being separated from your partner can place a physical and emotional limitation on your day-to-day life, there are actually many benefits to this type of relationship. Enjoy!

Have You Heard The Latest? Study Shows Gossip Is Good For You!

Prosocial gossip, stress, behavior

Sitting around with friends, someone always inevitably brings up “Did you hear what so-and-so did?”  And before we can help ourselves, everyone’s talking about who’s dating who, who did what to who, and what happened to so-and-so.  We are enthralled; rumors and gossip about other people’s lives makes great conversation.  And everyone does it, especially… Read more »

"I Do Until I Don’t" The Truth Behind Celebrity Marriage

Following in the steps of Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries, Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher, Katy Perry and Russell Brand, Heidi Klum and Seal are the latest in a seemingly endless line of Hollywood divorces. After seven years of marriage, the two announced that they were getting a divorce earlier this week. Unlike other celebs,… Read more »

Understanding the Underlying Triggers of OCD in Children by Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D.

The diagnosis of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is usually quite straightforward in adults. However, symptoms of OCD in children often manifest in different ways, which can lead to detrimental misdiagnoses. The key is to understand the underlying cause of each child’s behavioral manifestations. Let’s take a look into Nick’s symptomology and how it was approached. Nick… Read more »

Does the Stigma of Mental Illness Still Exist? By Madeline Sharples

Madeline Sharples, Leaving the Hall Light On

A few months ago my cousin came to our house to review and discuss the family history my husband had been writing. After reviewing the material, he made one request – leave out the part about his father’s bipolar disorder. In fact he didn’t want any discussion in the history of the mental illness that… Read more »