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Creating Happy and Healthy Relationships
By Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Getting a raise at work. Meeting the love of your life. Big experiences like these naturally prompt us to feel grateful. But we cannot rely on these events happening daily. So to sustain that feeling…




Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Family tensions are often heightened during the holidays. With the dangers, fears, and restrictions of COVID-19, you may find it especially difficult to summon the energy and positive attitude…




Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Many couples struggle with the mounting stresses of the holiday season. But this year, with the added turmoil of the world, tensions may be especially high and you may be arguing more…




Wednesday, November 11, 2020

As we’ve all probably noticed in recent years, anger can spread like a virus. While some people seem immune to it, others become filled with anger once exposed.




Wednesday, November 4, 2020

I was recently afraid of angering someone when I told them I was unhappy with something they did. They are neither family nor friend, and I may never even see them again in my life. Yet…




Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Every relationship has its ups and downs. But if problems aren’t really resolved or sufficiently addressed, hurt and anger can grow, taking your relationship in an unhealthy and unhappy direction…




Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Guilt is the voice of your conscience telling you that you’ve “done wrong.” While it’s important to listen to it, you would be wise to consider whether its assessments are accurate.




Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Whether you are single by choice or by chance, there are many benefits to not being in a committed, intimate relationship.




Wednesday, October 7, 2020

When your partner gives you the silent treatment, it can feel like they’re saying a lot without saying a thing. The chill can often be more powerful than any words.




Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Technology is as much the center of our existence as the sun. Our lives revolve around it, from our computers and cellphones to our washing machines, cars, and even our high-tech sneakers…









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