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


Wednesday, August 18, 2021

If only we were as good at solving our own problems as we are at solving other people’s. But like so many great ideas, our solutions for others often become less perfect the more we learn about the problem.




Wednesday, August 4, 2021

If you’re someone who gets emotionally overwhelmed, relationship conflict can be difficult to manage. When you get upset with your partner, you don’t handle it well. You are too upset to think clearly. So…




Wednesday, July 21, 2021

You want something from your partner that they are not willing to give. Maybe you simply want them to regularly say goodbye before leaving the house, or you want them to be…




Wednesday, July 7, 2021

An emotionally supportive and caring marriage is a good thing. But when that marriage lacks physical affection and sexual activity (not just intercourse), it is missing an important element.




Wednesday, June 25, 2021

You feel the pressure to marry from family, friends (especially married ones!), or just from the general culture. Maybe you’d like to marry one day, or maybe you are set against the idea. But…




Wednesday, June 9, 2021

You and your partner have the same arguments over and over again. Maybe there are particular hot topics, or maybe you argue about pretty much everything. Either way, there is a good chance that…




Wednesday, May 26, 2021

Since the pandemic began, many people have been turning to alcohol or other drugs more often and in greater quantities to help them cope. Not only has there been a significant increase…




Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Your relationship is tumultuous. Whether it is with your partner, sibling, or friend, they seem to be extremely sensitive and quick to feel hurt by you. You know that…




Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Self-help is a booming industry. It offers greatly needed aid to people struggling with everything from closet chaos to serious mental illness. While self-help truly can offer a way for people to heal…




Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Infidelity is a betrayal of the deepest nature, compromising the very foundation of a marriage. This is true even when the affair is “only” emotional…













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