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Conflict Resolution

Study: Marriage Can Kill You

Marital Status and marital strain seems to increase the risk of coronary heart disease, according to research called The Framingham Offspring Study, which began in 1984 and continued for the next ten years.

The bottom line: a bad marriage can kill you.

The study, conducted at Framingham, Massachusetts by Elaine D. Eaker, ScD and colleagues, focused on a ten-year follow-up of selected subjects to determine if marriage and marital...
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Adolescence

The Tragic Myth about ADHD

A new report from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the number of teen-aged and young adult women being medicated for ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) has risen by 344%. The CDCP noted that in 2006 about 1% of the female population were medicated for ADHD, but by 2015 the percentage had climbed to 4%.

The study focused on women between the ages of 15 and 44 who had private insurance. ...
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Conflict Resolution

How Can Trump Win Over Kim Jong Un?

At the moment things aren’t going very well between Donald Trump, President of the United States, and Kim Jung Un, the Supreme Leader of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. At one point a while back Trump announced to all the world that if North Korea threatened the USA again, they “will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.” Kim Jong Un’s response was to reveal plans to...
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Communication

Study: Men Aren’t the Only Oglers

Both men and women seem biologically wired to look at attractive members of the opposite sex, according to a new study by Jon Maner. The study, published in an issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, noted that, contrary to the popular notion that men are the main oglers, women pay just as much attention to men as men do to women.

In short, each objectifies the other, to use the currently popular feminist...
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Communication

Unconscious Harm

In 1900, when Freud published his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, he elaborated on his most important discovery: the unconscious. Basically, he thought that most people are out of touch with about 70% of what’s in their minds. Humans want to believe what they want to believe, and they don’t want to know about their dark sides: thoughts, memories, and attitudes that make them feel guilty, afraid, and angry,...
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Conflict Resolution

How to Keep New Year’s Resolutions

On the whole, people don’t keep their New Year’s Resolutions. They make them in all earnestness, but then as time passes they lapse back into the usual routine, which calls for breaking the resolutions. They will come up with many good reasons for breaking the resolutions.

Here are some ways to help you keep the resolutions you make. It doesn’t matter what the resolutions are. You may resolve to stop smoking, to pay the rent on...
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Gender

About the Accusations of Male Sexual Abuse

Recently there has been a spate of accusations against men. One after another women shave been speaking up, charging men with having sexually abused them, often years ago. Let's make no mistake about it, sexual abuse, rape, sexual harassment are serious matters and when a woman accuses a man of such a deed it should be taken seriously, investigated and prosecuted. This is even more serious if the woman was a minor...
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Contentment

Know Yourself; Know Your Parents

We have heard over and over again through the years, “Don’t blame your parents.” It’s a saying that parents are fond of, but one that simplifies a complex process.

Therapy is not about blaming parents. It is about knowing yourself. Knowing yourself requires that you understand how you got the way you are and how your relationship with your parents and family influenced how you got the way your are. Understanding all this...
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