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The Self Fulfilling Prophecies of Relationships

The Self Fulfilling Prophecies of Relationships

The human mind is truly a wonder, but its complexity is a double-edged sword. While it makes us capable of great things, it can also trick us into some nutty thinking. It typically starts slowly, without your even noticing. You’re going through your daily routine, and you notice he hasn’t been picking up his socks lately, or she keeps leaving the lid off the sugar jar in the mornings after her coffee. Then it’s the thing he forgot at the store, which happened to be the one thing you really needed.

How To Know When Your Child Is Being Bullied

How To Know When Your Child Is Being Bullied

Children won’t always tell you when they are being bullied, teased, or picked on at school.  There are several reasons for this. • Teasing and bullying evokes the feeling of shame in the recipient, and the instinctive behavior of shame is to hide and keep a low profile.  The child may not want to talk about it or even think about it.  So they avoid mentioning it.

How You Can Make  A Difference For The Mentally Ill [EXPERT}

How You Can Make A Difference For The Mentally Ill [EXPERT}

My heart goes out to the victims and families of those who died during this most recent senseless tragedy at the Sandy Hook Elementary School. Being a parent and  professional counselor myself, I felt a guttural pain imagining how I would feel if my child had been shot. My grief can only be a miniscule fraction of what the parents whose children were shot are feeling. My hope is that we respond to all of the victims with compassion and caring

Holidays With In-Laws Can Make Or Break Your Marriage

Holidays With In-Laws Can Make Or Break Your Marriage

Spending Holidays with In-Laws Can Make Or Break Your Marriage If you want to keep your marriage going strong during the holidays, you might not want to spend too much time with your in-laws. On the other hand, you want to spend more time with them.  It depends if you are going to your husband’s parents in Connecticut or your parent’s 1940’s bungalow down the street.

9 Warning Signs Of A Toxic Relationship [EXPERT]
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9 Warning Signs Of A Toxic Relationship

We asked over 100 YourTango Experts the following question: What are the most common, telltale signs of a toxic relationship? Topping the list was "[y]ou spend more time fighting than enjoying each other" with a whopping 82% of the vote. However, that's not the only sign of a toxic relationship. Here are nine more.

Tips on Curbing Tattling

Tips on Curbing Tattling

“He did it.” “She looked at me!” “He stole my iPod.” For parents, it can be really tough to know how to handle tattling. Do you ignore it? Do you let them duke it out? Do you plug in your own iPod and drown it out? Here are a few options for you to try and see what works for you. Option #1: Define the difference between tattling and telling.

From Victim to Bully

From Victim to Bully

According to one friend of Adam Lanza, he was excruciatingly shy as a teenager.  If you have ever felt shy, embarrassed or humiliated in public, or the victim of cruel teasing or ostracism in your peer group, you know the feeling.  Multiply that memory of the pain of shame by a power of 10 or 20 and make it last for years and we might be able to understand a craving for revenge that could overwhelm reason.

Communication is Key

Communication is Key

Men tend to get a bad rap when it comes to communication in a relationship. They are often accused of not communicating or being open about their feelings. However, the problem tends to be that men and women communicate differently. My dating advice for women today is to reconsider the way you communicate with men.