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Archives for November, 2017

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10 Ways To Assess and React To a Selfish Individual

"Selfish people never cease to amaze me." "Narcissistic people are unattractive, to say the least." "Selfish people annoy me."

These are statements I have heard in response to my community presentations on relationships. Quite frankly, I can agree with them all.

I see most of my clients on a weekly basis. The number one complaint they often present with is that someone they know (personally or professionally) is engaging in behavior that undermines them, overwhelms them, or undercuts...
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5 Signs of Codependency: Its Influence During Holiday Time

Do you know someone who seems to "drop" all of their relationship challenges, woes, and problems for the simple fact that the holiday season is encroaching upon us?

I hear a lot of relationships taking this route during the holiday time. A few common reasons are not wanting to fight around this time of year, wanting to avoid embarrassment and many questions from family and friends, wanting to engage in the "fantasy" of the holiday...
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Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Borderline Personality: 7 Powerful Ways Families Can Cope With Traits

What is your first impression when you hear the term Borderline personality disorder (BPD)? For many people, the term is fraught with stigma and negative connotations as a result of years of unhealthy representations and lack of research. But with the advent of continuing research, new clinical findings, and an increase in psycho-education about the disorder, things are looking up in terms of understanding BPD better.

With more knowledge and understanding of how behaviors,...
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