Dr. Margaret Paul - Author, Counselor/Therapist, Marriage Educator, Relationship Coach, Sex Educator, Speaker/Presenter - Pacific Palisades, CA
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Dr. Margaret Paul (PhD)


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The Pull of Another's Self-Abandonment

Jackson grew up with a mother who completely emotionally abandoned herself. When she was upset, she would get a long-suffering look on her face, her eyes would fill with tears and she would slowly leave the room with her head down. Jackson, being a highly sensitive child, felt his mother's pull on him to ...

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"Of Course You Know How To Love. It Surrounds You Daily"

We read many things about what love is and what it isn't to help us understand love. But love is not something we can understand from our mind. Until we experience it, we don't actually know what it is or how to experience it in our lives. Is it love when a parent allows a baby to cry and cry, to get ...

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5 Reasons You Keep Having Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Do you find yourself choosing a similar wrong partner over and over? One of my clients, Laura, certainly does. She recently asked me:  "I grew up in an abusive and dysfunctional family; how can I stop my pattern of choosing destructive and Read More

"I Lose Myself Around Others"

Do you find that you take loving care of yourself when you are alone, but that you lose yourself with someone you are attracted to, or around someone you want to connect with? This is a common issue. Val ...

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How Far Am I In The Narcissism World?

All of us have some characteristics and behaviors that fall into the category of narcissism. Narcissism is on a continuum from mild, occasional, and subtle to the more ubiquitous, obvious or extreme behaviors of a Narcissistic Personality Disorder. Since narcissism is likely a part of everyone's ego Read More

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Dr. Margaret Paul

Quick Stats

Main Specialty:

Anxiety Issues

Couples/Marital Issues




Time in Practice:

25 years +

I practice in:

All areas, please inquire

Additional Expertise:


Marriage Educator

Relationship Coach

Sex Educator


I offer my services:


Via Skype

I am fluent in:


Articles by Dr. Margaret Paul

The Pull of Another's Self-Abandonment

Do you want to be in a committed relationship, yet often feel shut down and trapped?


"Of Course You Know How To Love. It Surrounds You Daily"

When you learn to love yourself, you will experience what love is, and you will know how to love.

Emotional Abuse: How to Find a Relationship After Emotional Abuse

5 Reasons You Keep Having Emotionally Abusive Relationships

Stop choosing the wrong relationships over and over.

Flirty Talk

"I Lose Myself Around Others"

Discover why you may be fine alone but you lose yourself in relationships.

Cocktail Lady

How Far Am I In The Narcissism World?

Discovering where you fall on the narcissistic continuum can lead to deeper learning and healing.

Check Out My New Book
Inner Bonding: Becoming a Loving Adult to Your Inner Child
Inner bonding is the process of connecting our ...
By Margaret Paul
Do I Have to Give Up Me to Be Loved by You? (Second Edition)
Newly updated by the authors, here is the ...
By Jordan Paul Ph.D., Margaret Paul Ph.D.
Healing Your Aloneness: Finding Love and Wholeness Through Your Inner Child
Erika Chopich and Margaret Paul show how ...
By Margaret Paul, Erika J. Chopich
Healing Your Aloneness Workbook
This book teaches a profound six-step process ...
By Erika J. Chopich, Margaret Paul

Dr. Margaret Paul

All Specialties

Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety Issues, Communication Problems, Couples/Marital Issues, Dating/Being Single Support, Depression, Divorce/Divorce Prevention, Domestic Abuse, Eating & Food Issues, Empowering Women, Family Support, Health/Wellness, Infidelity / Affair Recovery, LGBT Issues (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), Life Management, Life Transitions, Parenting, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress / Trauma, Postpartum Depression, Sexuality, Spiritual, Stepfamilies, Stress Management, Wellness