Creating Happy and Healthy Relationships
By Leslie Becker-Phelps, Ph.D.
You love your partner and don’t mind compromising or making sacrifices for them. But, if you’re really being honest
Happiness doesn’t just fall into your lap – it’s not like finding a winning lottery ticket. Yes, some people are born with
You started a new relationship – and it’s all you can think about. The exciting new feelings can be consuming.
First impressions are a real thing. The moment you lay eyes on someone, you make a judgment about them.
Friends are important – they give us a feeling of belonging, bring fun and laughter, lend an extra hand, offer emotional support,
Partners in a relationship tend to balance each other out – in many cases this means that one is more dominant while the other
Some couples look like a great match. Their conversation flows, their interactions seem smooth, and their personal styles
Many people struggle at their core with the sense that something is not quite right with them. They feel inadequate or
Whether at a party or on a date, it can be difficult to keep a conversation going with strangers. Though this is true for most
Love is a frequent topic in my office. Some patients ask themselves: Do I really love this new person in my life?