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Is Your Relationship Mathematically Sound? 8 Tips to Making It Healthier


“If people do not believe that mathematics is simple,

it is only because they do not realize how complicated life is.” 
― John von Neumann
Mr. Glover, my high school algebra teacher, who failed me, would be so proud.  Despite my life-long adversarial relationship with math, I surprisingly rely on it to describe both healthy and problematic relationships in my book, “The Human Magnet Syndrome: Why We Love People Who Hurt Us.”  The...
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The History of the Term, “Codependency”

To quote William Shakespeare, “What’s in a name?”  Well, Mr. Shakespeare, in the mental health field, quite a bit!  Correctly labeling mental health disorders is powerfully important to the person in their pursuit of seeking help to overcome their problems.

Even with the potential for misuse, such terms are required by the researcher, educator, practitioner and, most importantly, the patient to understand, identify and seek help for a specific mental health-related...
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It’s Never Too Late To Be Who You Might Have Been (Hope for All of Us)


It's Never Too Late To Be Who You Might Have Been

We all come into this imperfect world, in imperfect families, as imperfect versions of ourselves. Not one of us is without a story or two about family dysfunction, economic hardships, medical limitations, self-esteem challenges and more. Through conscious choices, personal commitment, and hard work, we all can experience the world as fully...
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