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In Therapy: When A Tissue Is More Than A Tissue

Most people think of psychotherapy as a process of delving into one's past to find reasons for his or her present unhappiness. While that remains the general idea, there are also ways that therapist can get clues about their patients more quickly. Take tissues for instance. Tissues are considered the tools of the trade in psychology. All psychiatrists, psychologists, counselosr and social workers have them in their offices. In fact, tissues are so widely used that they are often taken for granted.

Do You Need a Translator in Your Relationship?

Do You Need a Translator in Your Relationship?

You might both speak English, but you still may feel like you need a translator in your relationship. Although each person in the relationship might speak perfect English, individual experiences lend particular words different associations and connotations. Simply, this means that when one person says one thing, the other understands the statement as something else. While years of shared experience can help bridge this communication gap, individuals in both old and new couples remain just that - individual.

Key #2 to Finding Hope and Finding Him: Assess Your List

Key #2 to Finding Hope and Finding Him: Assess Your List

Key #2 to Finding Hope and Finding Him: Assess Your List This is the second in a series of articles sharing my 5 Keys to Finding Hope and Finding Him. The 5 Keys are: M - Me and Me first. A - Assess your list. S - Shed your stuff. T - Time to get out and Trail blaze. R - Real women find their man.

Should I Give Up Me To Not Lose You?

Should I Give Up Me To Not Lose You?

How far can you afford to bend your values to preserve your relationship? How far can you go in giving yourself up to avoid losing your partner? How much of yourself can you afford to sacrifice to not lose someone you love? How do we find the balance between maintaining our integrity and bending our values? Most relationships require us to bend to a certain extent, but how much can we bend without a sense of loss of self?

How does Facebook impact on your singles dating experience?

How does Facebook impact on your singles dating experience?

Sharing your singles dating experience? We all share the minutiae of our lives on Facebook. When we sleep, what we eat, how long we wait at a bus stop, it’s all there on Facebook. In fact, Facebook are setting out to record our lives so we can look back on them and say that was the year of 2011. Yet, when we are single, Facebook takes on a whole new parallel on several levels.  

Sex Fear and Economic Decisions

Sex Fear and Economic Decisions

Could a passing mood influence your financial portfolio for decades to come? Could impulses you inherited from your cave-man ancestors influence your financial decisions in the modern world, in ways that may have lifelong consequences? Some new research addresses these questions. On the old view of human economic decision-making – human beings are rational.

How To Show Your Spouse You Love Them

How To Show Your Spouse You Love Them

Each person shows love and likes to receive love differently. Some like words of affirmation while others like to be kissed, cuddled and spend quality time together. Some like to receive gifts or have some help around the house. Other people like to communicate and have long talks. Everyone is different. The important thing for you to figure out is what your partner needs from you to show them that you love them.

Was that really Jennifer Lopez online dating?

Was that really Jennifer Lopez online dating?

The other day I was scanning on one of the big online dating sites when who do you think I saw? Fergie! That’s right, Ms Fergalicious herself had a dating profile up though, surprisingly, with just one picture (a little odd given that she has had countless taken of her). Still, there she was looking for a long-term relationship with men within 100 miles of her zip code. Hummm, wonder if Josh knows?

Communicate with your Therapist about Pending Diagnostic Changes

Communicate with your Therapist about Pending Diagnostic Changes

It is very hard for me to accept that our country does not provide our citizens with universal health care. I write today to tell readers of a sad reality and warn those with coverage for mental health difficulties that there is change in the wind which will alter many diagnoses, and this change may well effect your coverage. With this in mind when you understand the proposed changes, you can discuss them with your mental health provider.

Relationship Rules and Agreements

Relationship Rules and Agreements

Relationship Rules and Agreements They can help when the relationship road gets bumpy. In order for us to have a safe environment in which to reveal our vulnerable truth and share what is in our hearts we need to begin with good boundaries. Rules are one way of setting boundaries. Though we often think of rules as being restrictive they can actually allow us to express ourselves fully. Think of the rules we follow on the highway.