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This Emotional Life: Info for Partners

A client recently introduced me to the PBS series This Emotional Life, which she had watched and shared with her husband. She said he found it helpful in understanding more about her depression. As you know, I’m all about helping the well partners better understand what’s happening with their ill partners, so I wanted to share.

The website for the series explains their work this way:

In these difficult times, we are all struggling to live happier, more fulfilled lives. Happiness can seem elusive with today‘s common personal challenges, ranging from everyday stresses and difficulties at home, at work or at school, to more clinical conditions including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress or other conditions. It‘s often difficult to find the information and support we need. This Emotional Life examines 24 topics, offering videos, articles and blogs, and the opportunity to find local support.

The topics are all ones I’ve covered here, and more: depression, anxiety, anger, ADHD, bipolar disorder, personality disorders, eating disorders, PTSD, etc. There’s also info about forgiveness (a hot topic in my office recently), connecting with others, creativity and flow, and resilience. The site has a wealth of information, including clips from the series, blogs, videos, articles, and other related information.

To watch the actual three-part series, you can order it online, or my client said she watched it on Netflix.

That’s it for today…go check it out!


This Emotional Life: Info for Partners

Kate Thieda

Kate Thieda, MS, LPCA, NCC, is a patient advocate for Women's and Children's Services at Duke University Hospital in Durham, North Carolina. She is a licensed professional counselor associate and a National Certified Counselor who specializes in cognitive-behavioral and dialectical behavior therapies. Her book, Loving Someone With Anxiety, will be published by New Harbinger in the spring of 2013.

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Thieda, K. (2011). This Emotional Life: Info for Partners. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 24, 2020, from


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