How is an Emotional Affair Different from a Friendship?

  An emotional affair is when a person not only invests more of their emotional energy outside their marriage, but also receives emotional support and companionship from the new relationship. In an emotional affair, a person feels closer to the other party and may experience increasing ...

Nov 16

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

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Should you force your Spouse into Marriage Counselling?

Are you struggle with a marriage that isn't working the way you want it too but your partner isn't as interested or motivated as you are to fix it? Do you really need to have your spouse or romantic partner attend counselling in order to make it better? The short answer is no, you do ...

Nov 12

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Domestic Violence, ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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How Not to win friends and influence people

In 1936, Dale Carnegie wrote the classic self-help book "How to Win Friends and Influence People". It is still an extremely useful book, one of the best sellers of all time, and one which I often recommend to my clients. However in this article, I want to discuss not what to do to ...

Nov 6

Categories: Relationships & Marriage, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Brian Scott

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Martyrdom Just Gets You Shot: Why Sacrifice for Family Isn't Always a ...

In my workshops on psychological well-being, there's one question that keeps popping up: "Should I still support my family? I already feel drained and stressed but I don't want to be a bad son/daughter."  The question typically comes with frustration, resignation, and not a ...

Oct 31

Categories: Dependency Problems, Family of Origin Issues / Codependency, Marital ...

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We can only control our lives to a certain extent. At the end of the day, many things are outside our influence.In life, there’ll be things that will shock, anger, sadden and hurt us --- and they can come with absolutely no warning. Some of these unexpected events can be considered as ...

Oct 31

Categories: Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma / Complex PTSD

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Retirement Life Therapy

This past few weeks, I've been doing a series of messages on happiness among attendees of my weekly hospital life recovery group. Since quite a number of patients in this hospital are aged or retirees, I tried to zero in on issues affecting this particular age group (though am not a member of ...

Oct 30

Categories: Adult psychological development, Aging & Geriatric Issues, Health ...

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Emotional Affairs, Emotional Cheating

Emotional Affairs are an issue that we see more and more. What is an emotional affair? It can be described as intense romantic feelings directed toward a person outside your primary relationship. In other words, having an emotional affair is falling in love with the potential or fantasy ...

Oct 24

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Ending a ...

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Obsessing About Failure

There are people who obsess about missed opportunities or being bested by others. They spend hours, even weeks, replaying what had happened, wondering what went wrong and figuring out why they weren't successful. They do this to the point they get emotionally drained.Obsessing about failure is ...

Oct 14

Categories: Adult psychological development, Happiness

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Infidelity, Cheating, Betrayal...now What?

 No one gets a user manual on what to once an infidelity, as defined by one or both parties is discovered. Here are some things people need to consider before making any decision. What is infidelity? This may reveal value differences in a couple and highlight how little time a couple spent ...

Oct 13

Categories: Couple Counseling, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Emptiness, Ending a ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Dealing with Bipolar Disorder: Why You Shouldn't Let Anyone Tell You ...

If you have Bipolar Disorder, you've probably heard someone say: "You know what your problem is? You're not trying hard enough to control your emotions!" And yes, it's painful to hear. Basically, what your friend, parent, or just the armchair expert next door is ...

Oct 10

Categories: Bipolar

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Thought-Stopping Techniques to Manage Cigarette Craving

One of the challenges of quitting smoking is dealing with the craving. The strong urge to smoke while abstaining is both physical and psychological; your body may already have developed a tolerance to nicotine, and you have adapted to the cigarette habit in your life. The longer you’ve been a ...

Oct 10

Categories: Addictions

Written By:
Kay Vardeleon

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Therapy, Personality, Life

Yesterday, I had a whole-day fun-filled, interactive university lecture/seminar on psychotherapy and personality before 200+ psychology students over at RTU in Manila. Celine, Jovic, and their team did excellent organizing, which brought memories of my years in undergraduate psychology (not too ...

Oct 10

Categories: Happiness, Personality problems, Workplace Issues

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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The Fight Fair Contract

Couples commonly engage in arguments throughout the course of their relationship. Whether it's about sharing the household chores, forgetting to get the groceries or even where to go on a holiday. However, fights over small issues can sometimes snowball into something more menancing if the ...

Oct 9

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

Written By:
Brian Scott

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ADHD Over diagnosis: Chemical imbalance its a hypothesis not a fact

 The author sees that there are many factors contributing to the over diagnosis of ADHD. In the United States, there are social, medical and parenting forces at play that contribute to more than 4.4 million children between the ages of 4 to 17 years old having an ADHD diagnosis and a dramatic ...

Oct 3

Categories: Academic Issues, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), ...

Written By:
Tammy M. Fontana, MS NCC CTRT Sex Therapist USA

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Solving Problems Creatively Part 2: Art Therapy with young people

Art Therapy with young people In Solving Problems Creatively Part 1, I explored how the creative process can solve problems. In Part 2, I will illustrate how symbols, depicted in art therapy, can be metaphors to express feelings and difficult experiences.Art Therapy in practice: Children and ...

Sep 19

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Adjusting to Change / Life ...

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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