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Give Yourself A Rave Review

Give Yourself A Rave Review

When you are in the stages of getting to know someone, it’s important to make sure that you are giving yourself rave reviews. This does not mean fabricating stories or exaggerating your successes. Instead, it means that you should work to present yourself in a good light. 

Relational Patterns Can Often Repeat - No Matter How Unwanted

Relational Patterns Can Often Repeat - No Matter How Unwanted

As a psychologist, I have learned many things about human behavior that I find very interesting and amazing.  One such aspect deals with how generational patterns of relating repeat themselves, sometimes with pinpoint accuracy.  I am sure many of you may be aware of this phenomenon when considering alcoholism and those that have been sexually abused.  These generational patterns seem pervasive in our day and age.  One only need pick up a newspaper and read about yet another case where perpetrator was a victim of the same kind of abuse that he or she is caught in the a

6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season [EXPERT]
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6 Stepparent Survival Tips For The Holiday Season

If you are a stepparent or entering a relationship where blending with the kids is important, there are important things to remember, especially during the holiday season. These suggestions may help you build a bridge of peace with the kids.

How Do You Know You're Keeping Your Love Alive?

How Do You Know You're Keeping Your Love Alive?

How do You Know You’re Keeping Your Love Alive? In her thought provoking article in the December 1 New York Times, Sonja Lyubomirsky, a University of California Professor of Psychology, makes the wise and researched observation that the thrill of new love fades after about two years.

Are You Drawn To The Fixer-Upper?

Are You Drawn To The Fixer-Upper?

Do you find yourself very often inexplicably drawn to a project guy – a guy with some serious personal problems, emotional, financial, or physical, that you think you can help? Maybe it's the guy that just can't seem to hold a job, or the guy who drinks too much or has drug dependencies. The end result is that you typically find yourself in a relationship where you are caretaking for a partner, and feeling responsible for his wellbeing in one or more areas of his life. You may even be enabling his dependencies without even realizing it.

How To show Him You're Interested

How To show Him You're Interested

Based on emails I have received from women, It seems like a lot of women already know a guy they want to date, but they don’t know how to get things moving. OR they are waiting for the guy to get things moving. These dating tips for women are designed to help get the ball rolling.

Are You Chemically Addicted To Your Past Love?

Are You Chemically Addicted To Your Past Love?

Out with the Old, and In with the New!  If you’re ending a relationship, it is best to stop looking backward over your shoulder (like Lots wife, you may turn to salt!); and instead face forward.  Get off the ruminative obsessive maze of churning the same regretful thoughts over in your mind. Face new challenges and experiences.  A future orientation makes neurochemical sense:  Ending a romantic relationship, brain studies show, is like ending a cocaine addiction! We get depressed from  dopamine depletion in an un-tickled withdrawing brain reward system.