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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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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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Self-Esteem in Action

Self-Esteem in ActionJune 20th, 2011  |      By Tina Gilbertson, MA, Self-Esteem Topic Expert ContributorClick here to contact Tina and/or see her GoodTherapy.org ProfileSelf-esteem is not a thing that’s either high or low that we carry around with us. Nor is it a thing we wear to protect ourselves from pain. Self-esteem is not a thing at all: it’s
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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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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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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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