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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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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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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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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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