Dealing with Self-Centeredness

 I met Donna, a woman in her 70s. She was Mom to one of my clients, Tess, who suffered from severe depression and alcoholism.

Aug 21

Categories: Emotional Abuse, Family Problems, Personality problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Understanding Narcissism

 In a certain sense, all of us are born "narcissists." We each carry remnants of our infancy or childhood narcissism. Nothing is as real to us as we feel like the center of the world.

Aug 7

Categories: Abuse / Abuse Survivor Issues, Emotional Abuse, Family Problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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You Can Care But You Can't Carry People

You take care of a loved one. Or, your work involves helping others. The fact that you want to make a difference in other people's lives is noble.But here's plain truth: you won't always be able to help everyone. You can care but you can't carry people. Some resist change. Some are ...

Jun 28

Categories: Caregiver Issues / Stress, Emotional Abuse, Family Problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Love Aginst Hate

Hi, Dr. Park, I have been married for almost five years now and have decided that it's time to get much-needed marriage counseling. My wife has refused for far too long. I have tried to explain to her that it's not a bad thing and that it's not a method to put blame on anyone for anything. Frankly, she's extremely scared to face ...

Mar 18

Categories: Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Family Problems, Happiness, Marital ...

Written By:
Dr.Park, Jinseng

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Some Suggestions for Tiger Parents

This article will address a typically Asian phenomenon, 'tiger parenting', however, it is my experience that people from the West are subjected to similar parenting approaches, albeit under different guises. I think there are valuable lessons for any parent to gain, regardless of their ...

Feb 27

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child and/or ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Patience Amid Process

A new year slogan says, “The best is yet to come!”I like that. In my experience, and in the experience of a great many people, it can be true or inspiring a lot of times.

Jan 5

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions, Depression, Family Problems

Written By:
Dr. Angelo Subida, Psychotherapist

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Arranged Sex in an Arranged Marriage Part 3

Arranged marriages are still very common in a large part of the world and make a significant portion of my therapy practice. I have the privilege to help these couples improve the quality of their relationships.  I’ve written two other articles on sex in arranged marriages. Please visit ...

Jan 5

Categories: Family Problems, Infidelity, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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

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Arranged Sex in an Arranged Marriage Part 2

Working with a wide range of clients from different cultures and religions is a great privilege and honor that I get to experience in my profession. In a previous article on arranged marriage, I discussed one of the common early stages of how being in an arranged marriage can complicate the sex and ...

Jan 5

Categories: Family Problems, Infidelity, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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

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Arranged Sex in an Arranged Marriage Part 1

I have the privilege and honor to work with a wide range of clients from different cultures and religions. This is a great honor to be let into the lives of these individuals couples and help them to grow and improve the quality of their lives and relationships. One of the specific type of ...

Jan 5

Categories: Family Problems, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, Sexual Problems / ...

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

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Oops I didn’t orgasm, I’m sorry

Surprising that someone would apologize for not orgasming during sex. Yet , this is surprisingly a common apology I’ve heard given by a person to their partner in a long-term relationship after they have sex.  Unfortunately, usually for complex reasons, one person feels a sense of ...

Jun 13

Categories: Couple Counseling, Family Problems, Marital Counseling, Men's Issues, ...

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

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How to stop your parents from ruining your relationship

A while back I was catching up with a friend I hadn’t seen for a while. We were meant to have a quick coffee and ended up spending a half-day together talking and talking.   I learnt that her relationship was not doing so well and that her mother in law was partly responsible for it. I ...

Mar 24

Categories: Codependency / Dependency, Couple Counseling, Emotional Intelligence, ...

Written By:
Dr Oberdan Marianetti

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Art Therapy for children experiencing family problems and ...

Family difficulties like conflict or divorce can be hard for children to mange a they may not be able to communcate verbally about their feelings. This can result in unresolved difficulties that may result ...

May 2

Categories: Art Therapy, Divorce / Divorce Adjustment, Family Problems

Written By:
Andrew C Wright HCPC registered (UK)

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4 Ways To Strengthen Your Mother-Daughter Relationship

Image Credits: pixabay.com (CC0 Public Domain)How do I begin to define the mother-daughter relationship? I for one think that it's very dynamic and complex.Its dynamism is due to the natural progression of life. Mothers start out as primary caregivers and role models for their young ...

Feb 26

Categories: Family Problems, Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance, Parenting, ...

Written By:
Miss Psychobabble

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What Makes a “Broken” Family Broken?

 The metaphor of an iceberg architecture has been widely used across both popular and academic literature, perhaps most dominantly in two areas: to represent the layers of culture (and hence “hidden” culture), as well as in Freudian terms, to describe the conscious and unconscious ...

Nov 12

Categories: Blended Family Issues, Child and/or Adolescent Issues, Child ...

Written By:
Maryann Wei

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Treating Mums, Protecting Babies CATCHING PRE-AND POST-NATAL ...

The minute that tiny baby lands in your arms you are only supposed to feel joy, or so you’re told.Having a baby can be difficult and challenging. It’s hard to admit to feeling isolated, overwhelmed, and afraid. These feelings are common — so why is there a code of ...

Nov 3

Categories: Couple Counseling, Depression, Family Problems, Mental Health in ...

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