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How Do We Cope With Hate Crimes? Three Considerations

The world looks on in horror as we consider the death of 49 and the injury of 53 people in the Orlando terrorist hate crime shooting that targeted the LGBTQ community.

According to the FBI, a hate crime is a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity."

The hate crime that killed and injured so many in Orlando was further fueled by...
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What Are The Three Top Relationship Killers? Expert Opinions

What do you think are the three top relationship killers?

About a month ago a relationship site contacted me and asked me that question. The Coordinator of the site said that they were gathering the opinions of people, like myself, who worked with and wrote about couples. In the end they gathered some fascinating and important comments from 62 experts. I would invite you to consider that when your relationship is...
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Would You Ever Join A Couples Therapy Group? An Insider Look

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in a couples therapy group? Can you picture working on issues with your partner in a room with other couples? Do you wonder whether a couples group could really help?

Author Laurie Abraham wondered the same things and received permission to spend a year as an observer in one of the couples groups led by Dr. Judith Coche,...
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Two Suicide Risk Factors: New Findings

This month the New York Times reported “ Sweeping Pain” as suicide has surged to the highest levels in nearly 30 years. Of great concern is that the increase spans every age group with the exception of older adults, which remains consistently high. There was even an alarming increase in the rate among girls 10 to 14 which had tripled, going from 50 in 1999 to 150 in 2014.

The cause for concern is without question as is the impetus to unlock the reasons...
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Be Mindfully Married: How Thinking Improves Relationships

With the demands of everyday life, marriages often bear the brunt of whatever is happening in a couples’ life. Most partners in this culture handle a good deal of stress and not enough laughs. Often they keep promising to plan to be together, to take a weekend, watch a show but the recess bell never rings. Many are worried by the thought that at times, the person they love the most is becoming the person they like the least. One possible intervention to restore and re-enforce a marriage is recognizing the connection between how we think and how we feel about our partners.
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