Does Jealousy Ruin Your Relationships?

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_188164217Jealousy can be a problem in any type of relationship and can appear in anyone’s life at any time. Whether you are jealous of your partner, a friend, a family member or a co-worker, the effects are the same.

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Has Your Relationship Suffered Since the Baby was Born?

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_117036583Everyone tells new parents how hard it’s going to be. But you can’t really know till you’re there yourself, sleep deprived, wanting to do your best at this very important job, and always feeling overwhelmed by the demands. This is an especially hard time for couples.

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Freeing Yourself from a Dsyfunctional Family

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_164306249Ann came from a wealthy family in the suburbs. Behind the walls of her expensive home, her stock broker father was an abusive drunk. Her mother was a submissive victim. Her older brother was a sadist and her younger brother was a psychopath.

As a child, Ann used her innate intelligence to cope with her dysfunctional loved ones as best she could. She didn’t rebel or make waves. She withdrew to avoid provoking their painful behavior. When she was out of their sight, they couldn’t torment her. But, her brothers would break into her room to terrorize her in the middle of the night. When she complained to mom, she said, “They’re your brothers. They love you.” Ann’s mother could not see her pain. She was lost in her own.

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5 Habits for Successful Relationships

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_102716822Divorce rates in America suggest that about half of the people who say “I do” are unable to achieve their goal of creating a happy, long term union with their partner. The statistics are even more ominous for people who have already endured one or more divorces.

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Coping with a Passive Aggressive Partner

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_6883879Diane was angry at Al, her passive aggressive husband who disrespected her every day of their marriage. It was driving her crazy. She felt like she was worthless. Her husband would avoid any responsibility by saying, “It’s not my fault I forgot. You should have reminded me.”

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5 Keys to a Successful Relationship

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_149570270Pause for a moment and think about your relationships. What thoughts come to mind? How do you feel about your relationship? Your relationships generally provide great happiness and satisfaction for you. Or, because of high levels of conflict and unfulfilled expectations, your relationships may be a source of great anxiety and frustration. Another possibility is that life for you has become so hectic, that you never seem to be able to connect with others as you once did. Do any of these situations sound familiar? If so, you are not alone. Many people relate to one of these descriptions.

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Life is so Unfair: What can I do about it

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_59131981Many people become angry at the unfairness in their lives. Unfairness is not about morality, altruism or equality. It is a temper tantrum that is used to gain an advantage or relieve the imbalance that is causing pain.

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Change Yourself: Making New Choices to Manage Anger

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_184037669Therapist: “When was the first time you can recall feeling that life was so unfair?”

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5 Reasons Relationships Become Unhealthy

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_90146920While we all want to craft loving relationships, the fact remains that many of us are unable to. Many of us are able to make some form of progress, but somewhere along the way we falter in our efforts. Things happen, emotions get hurt, and irrationality arises. In the end, too many things simply get in our way, and we become stuck with relationships that do not fulfill us the way they should.

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How to Parent Angry Children

By Aaron Karmin

shutterstock_175324835Most parents feel inadequately prepared to cope with anger problems because they never had anger management training. They hate it. They are afraid of it. They feel threatened by their children’s anger outbursts. They fear that their inadequacy to help their kids “fix” their anger might be exposed. So many seek to suppress their children’s anger, not for the child’s sake but for their own. They must shut their children up for their own self-serving ego. Their attitude is, “What will everybody think,” as if others’’ opinions are more important than their own children.

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