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Don't let the winter months take a toll on your relationship.
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10 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues Together

January and February don't have the happiest reputations, as far as months go. The short days and cold nights, the post-holiday hangover, the fact that summer is such a long time away... This can all take a toll on your relationship if you're not careful. The good news: There are many fun, easy ways to inject some fun into your relationship in the winter and keep from getting bored.

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According to a recent study, January is the most depressing month of the year.
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Has January Put A Strain On Your Relationship?

According to a recent study, January is the most depressing month of the year. In fact, a study of 1,000 couples in Britain found that in January, couples fight for more than eight minutes a day and have 20 arguments during the month, compared to about 15 fights in the other months.

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January 22 is the anniversary of the passage of Roe vs. Wade.
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Jan. 22: Not Just Another Day

Barely anyone recognizes the significance of this day; It's January 22nd. This is the anniversary of the passage of Roe v. Wade by the Supreme Court in 1973. I watch the news stories every year and there is hardly anything ever said about it. This is why it is my belief that voluntary pregnancy termination ("VPT") is now a household word in our culture. It is as normal and natural as apple pie was to the WWII era group.

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Squeeze the stress right out of your life!
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3 Ways To Avoid Unwanted Stress

One method of dealing with stress is learning how to recognize and talk back to that internal critic you have in your head. Write down all the self-critical thoughts going through your mind. Write down why these thoughts are incorrect. Then, practice talking back to them, explaining why they are wrong.

Feeling Like The Last Single Girl On The Block?
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Feeling Like The Last Single Girl On The Block?

“How can someone like you still be single?” How many of you have heard that question at family gatherings, a party with friends, or during a work event leaving you with that feeling of being, “the last single girl on the block.” This question may lead you to ask other questions that become an internal dialogue, “If I am so wonderful, how come I’m still single?” or, “Why does my singleness matter to so many people?” Through working with my clients, I have found that the extent, to which you allow the

How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed
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How To Talk With Someone You Love When They Are Depressed

With depression affecting approximately 9.5% of American adults in a given year (1) knowing how to talk with a friend or loved one whom you feel may be depressed is an important skill to have. Because the very nature of depression causes people to shut down and withdraw emotionally, it may be especially important that you reach out to them as they may be unable to ask for help.

The Way To Relating: Sadness Versus Chronic Depression
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The Way To Relating: Sadness Versus Chronic Depression

Let’s take a look at the emotions and relating. This will be a five part article series with each article taking a deeper examination into each of the primary emotions and their fixed counterparts. Enjoy! In my recent article on communication I assert that the problem is not with communicating but rather with relating. There are five core emotions I am most interested in: Grief/sadness, fear, anger, love, and envy.

Four Words that describe my love life
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Four Words that describe my love life

When I posted these four words to describe my love life, it describes my entire love life. My love life, if you could call it that started way too early, way before I was ready for any relationships with "boys", so that's one of the main reasons for the sadness and loneliness. I had it all screwed up in my mind thinking that sex was what love was, so it was pretty crazy. I wanted to use the word confusing also, but those were the most accurate four words.

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Heartbreak-Related Depression: Does It Exist?

In December 2009, Billy Joel and Christie Brinkley's 24-year-old daughter Alexa Ray Joel was rushed to the hospital after swallowing a handful of homeopathic pain pills. But just as curious as Joel's behavior was the explanation she gave for it: a bad case of "Heartbreak-Related Depression." "Heartbreak-Related Depression" does not currently exist as a clinically diagnosable form of depression. So what was Joel suffering from? Heartbreak, depression or a hybrid of the two?

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How To Help A Partner Grieve

What do you say to your significant other when they lose (or know they could lose) a close friend or relative? And how do you help them regain their footing after the loss? Everyone experiences grief differently, but here are a few things to remember.

How to Move On From a Painful Breakup
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How To Move On From A Painful Breakup

The worst part of the end of a relationship can be the lack of one. We've all been there, waiting for answers that never came and wasting precious time trying to get that closure from an ex who just wasn't willing to give it. Whether it was a long drawn-out breakup or one that ended abruptly without warning, below are some tips on how to move on to bigger and better things—specifically a new you.

Say Hello To Postnuptial Depression
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Say Hello To Postnuptial Depression

A new psychological trend has made it's way into the forefront–postnuptial depression. Postnuptial depression occurs after the wedding, when couples seek counseling to overcome the sadness of settling into married life. While some of this sadness may be chemical, psychologists urge couples in therapy to be each other's support systems to ward off postnuptial depression.

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Tales Of A Football Fan—And His Wife

My husband, James, is lying in bed, moping because his beloved Green Bay Packers just lost some football game. ?Frankly, I don't get it. Football is okay. I'm as happy as the next person to throw back a few beers and down greasy pizza on Sunday afternoon while watching men in tight pants run across a field. But the fact that James' mood revolves around weekly wins and losses? And that on any given Sunday for five months out of the year, his day can be made or ruined by a scoreboard? It boggles my mind.?? I don't understand why he's so upset. How can a game affect him so personally?? James stares at the ceiling and sighs. ??I'm about to remind him that he's not actually playing on the team he's so distraught over, but the lost puppy dog look he gives me makes me think better of it.??