Creating Happy and Healthy Relationships
By Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
4 Parenting Habits That Grow Emotionally Healthy Kids
Need help parenting? While you can dive into the ocean of parenting books out there, you might want to start with some basic guidance about how to best nurture emotionally healthy children…
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Stop Focusing on Your Flaws
Do you tend to see evidence of your inadequacies and flaws wherever you look? If you do, your brain is projecting those perceptions. It’s similar to…
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
How to Stop Making the Same Relationship Mistakes
Have you noticed how you leave one bad relationship only to find yourself repeating the same patterns in your next one? You’re not alone.
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
How to Help Your Insecure Partner
No matter how you try, you can’t seem to convince your partner that you’re committed to them. Maybe your partner is clingy, or jealous, or protects themselves by remaining distant. Whatever the dynamic, they believe …
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Do You Really Need to Love Yourself Before You Can Love Someone Else?
Do you need to love yourself before you can love someone else? Though conventional wisdom says yes, the real answer is much more complicated.
Wednesday, August 14, 2019
Social Media Could Be Making Your Loneliness Worse
Social media allows us to connect 24/7 with an unlimited number of people. Yet, this form of “connection” is leaving many people as lonely – or perhaps lonelier – than ever.
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Taking a Closer Look at Your Relationship with Your Phone
Who do you choose to interact with most? For many of us, the answer is not a person, but rather their phone. As with any relationship, this very important one can both enhance and diminish your life.
Wednesday, July 31, 2019
A Therapist’s Tips for Stepparenting
Stepparenting can bring a lot of joy – and a lot of challenges, too. Just as a parent-child relationship evolves over time, so does a stepparent-child relationship…
Wednesday, July 24, 2019
Stressed? Spending Time With Animals Might Help
If you’ve ever pet a soft animal like a dog, cat, or bunny when you’re upset, you probably know firsthand how calming animals can be…
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
When You and Your Partner Disagree
Even when you really love each other, disagreements can drive a wedge between you and your partner. You turn from caring partners to tense rivals. As you each focus on winning the argument, you fail to see…