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Resentful Compliance vs Commitment

By Jim Hutt, Ph.D., Family Problems Topic Expert ContributorClick here to contact Jim and/or see his GoodTherapy.org ProfileThe focus of this post is to elaborate on two related themes. One, the differences between resentful compliance and commitment. Two, how understanding those differences can alter the course of a relationship.Resentful ComplianceResentful compliance is an agreement that
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Dr. Wexler's therapy work on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" Season 6

Click here to go to workshopsOn screen compilation of Dr. Wexler's therapy work on "Gene Simmons Family Jewels" Season 6drannwexler.comLA Couples Therapy Center
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Facing the Quarter-Life Crisis

Facing the Quarter-Life CrisisBy LAUREN SUVALSo you turn 50 and panic sets in.Perhaps you feel that your career is at a standstill, or that you may want to enhance your physical appearance. Middle-aged men could even be found pining for one of those motorbikes that they don’t know how to operate, but its glossy presence in the garage somehow makes them feel adequate. Or perhaps you’re
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Clear Away the Mental Clutter

Clear Away the Mental ClutterElisha Goldstein, Ph.D. Updated: Jul 8th 2011 A few days ago while waking up in the morning I found myself automatically drawn to making my morning coffee, checking the email on my phone and running through my unending to-do list in my mind. Right beside me sat my 2 year old little boy playing as I sipped my warm drink. A thought popped in my mind, “Why are you
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7 Tips to Resolve Conflicts about the Cash

7 Tips to Resolve Conflicts about the CashJune 15th, 2011  By Lori Hollander LCSW-C, BCD Relationships & Marriage Topic Expert ContributorClick here to contact Lori and/or see her GoodTherapy.org ProfileUnresolved conflict about money is the #1 cause of divorce in the US. Learning to communicate effectively about money is the #1 solution. The ability to face, handle and resolve conflict
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Five Techniques for Avoiding Short-Sighted Decision-Making

Posted on June 9, 2011 by Mark Allison Five Techniques for Avoiding Short-Sighted Decision-MakingHow to make decisions that are in your long-term interests without succumbing to short-term temptation.We all have two people inside us. One is a party animal. He wants to get as much pleasure as he can right now. He wants to eat, drink, have sex and generally be merry.The other is the boring
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An Untold Story of Weight and Aging

An Untold Story of Weight and Aging By Tamara McClintock Greenberg, Psy.D. Although many of us deal with losses as we age, weight is generally not among them. In fact, pounds on the scale are a frequent reminder that one’s metabolism is no longer as efficient. Like all adults in the U.S., boomers are afflicted by grim health statistics; many are in poor health and/or are overweight.Yet,
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The Freudian Problem

The Freudian ProblemBy Jamie HaleExcluding pop psychologists, (such as Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew or Wayne Dyer) Sigmund Freud is probably the most well known name associated with psychology (at least to the lay public).  In Frank Sulloway’s book, Freud: Biologist of the Mind, the author notes, “Few individuals, if any, have exerted more influence upon the twentieth century than Sigmund
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Honoring Your Mom When Your Relationship is Thorny

Honoring Your Mom When Your Relationship is Thorny By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.Associate Editor Mother-daughter relationships come in many different stripes. But all have one thing in common: They involve a complicated bond.Nothing brings this to light more than the holidays — especially if your relationship has been strained and shaky.On Mother’s Day, in particular, it can be “hard to figure
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Mindfulness for Introverts

Mindfulness for Introverts Mindfulness doesn't necessarily come easily to the busy introvert mind. Published on May 5, 2011 by Sophia Dembling in The Introvert's Corner Everybody's talkin' 'bout mindfulness these days. It's all the rage, from meditation to mindful eating. I'm 100 percent on board with this. All sorts of research is coming out about
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Should You Tell Your Boss that You Have ADHD?

Should You Tell Your Boss that You Have ADHD? By Margarita Tartakovsky, M.S.Associate Editor When you have any mental health condition, it can be hard to know if you should disclose your diagnosis at work, particularly to your boss. It’s a thorny topic.For instance, you might be worried that others will judge you negatively because of the pervasive stigma in our society. Yet, you might need
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6 Clues to Character

6 Clues to Character The traits that shape us remain fairly stable over time, making them the closest thing we have to a crystal ball. Whether you wish to take an inventory of yourself, gauge the suitability of a partner, glimpse what a friendship might hold, or preview a child's trajectory, here are six key candidates for your attention. By Hara Estroff Marano, published on May
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