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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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Is There Room For Forgiveness in Your Relationship?

What is Forgiveness in a Relationship?

With couples, forgiveness implies the recognition that although one has been hurt by the other, there is willingness to release the negative thoughts and feelings toward the other partner. Forgiveness is not about denial, condoning abusive behavior or remaining in a dangerous situation – it is about finding a way to go on. It is about dealing constructively with anger in a way that leaves room for love and trust.
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