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


Want a Happy Marriage? Why Managing Your Expectations May Be the Key

Having expectations for your marriage is just like having them for other goals. Set your sights low and you won’t be disappointed – but

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How to End the Destructive Loop in Your Relationship

It’s easy to get so used to the way you communicate with a partner or friend that you are no longer even conscious of the dynamics

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When It’s Time to Draw the Line: How to Set Boundaries

Sometimes you need to draw a line in the sand with those you love. You care deeply about them, but their behavior is unacceptable and

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Should You Stay Friends With Your Ex?

Breakups can be confusing. You know you can no longer be a couple, but does that mean you have to give up being friends, too? After all,

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Are You Being Too Picky?

When people are unhappy with something about their partner or potential partner, they are often advised not to settle.
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Why Being a ‘Lone Wolf’ Isn’t a Good Idea

People can cause you so much pain and heartache that sometimes you might wonder whether you’d be better off quitting relationships

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Too Much Drama in Your Relationship? How to Know When It’s Time to Go

There’s no doubt that you love each other… or at least you think you do. But the drama can sometimes be too much. Just when you are

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Bored in Your Relationship? How Curiosity Can Spark Revival

Whether your relationship started with passion and fireworks, or it warmed slowly from a friendship, you both initially felt a strong connection.
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Do You Really Have to Love Yourself Before You Can Love Someone Else?

“You must love yourself before you can love someone else” – this saying is usually spoken as an undeniable truth, like 2+2=4. But it’s not that simple.
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Insecure in Your Relationship? How to Help Yourself

Relationships come with plenty of opportunities to worry. He worries she’s cheating. She worries he doesn’t love her anymore. They both

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