In: Relationships

Unpaid Emotional Labor
October 23, 2017

A new phrase captures neatly a dilemma that many good friends face: when are they being taken advantage of, being asked…

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Coming Out Proud – Disclosure
August 10, 2017

Coming Out Proud is the name of a program that was developed Patrick Corrigan to help people with a “mental illness”…

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New Spouse by Friday
July 17, 2017

I’ve been working with a very successful attorney who has been struggling to find a way to stay in his marriage…

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Mindful Speech
July 2, 2017

Mindful speech seems to be in short supply these days. A pervasive sense of urgency about communication propels us into comments…

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Connection and Support
Connection – Gina
June 13, 2017

Support and Connecting I think about the value of human connection a great deal in my work, especially when working with…

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Support a Loved One with Bipolar – Gina
April 7, 2017

Many family members I speak with struggle with the question of how to best support a loved one with bipolar. As a…

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Support for Depression – How to Get More
March 23, 2017

Many of the people I see feel that it’s very hard to get support for their depression. They may find it…

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Sustained Attention and Denial
March 5, 2017

What to do when a loved one is refusing necessary medical care? Is an “intervention” the answer, or can sustained, loving, attention accomplish the same goals?

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Loving Someone Bipolar
February 11, 2017

Loving someone bipolar can seem like an overwhelming challenge at times. A quick survey of the internet combined with years of…

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Interpersonal Effectiveness and DEAR MAN
January 28, 2017

For many people with depression, it can be hard to find an assertive, but not hostile, way of dealing with conflict….

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Avoiding Heartbreak in a Relationship
November 18, 2016

An attractive, intelligent young woman asked me, “Why can’t he show me any love, what is wrong with me?” The two of…

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4 Ways You Can Help a Loved One Cope with Addiction and Mental Illness
October 31, 2016

Mental illness and addiction co-occur more than some people may think. People with a mental illness are more likely to abuse…

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Dealing with Denial
October 29, 2016

Someone you love is no longer the same. They may be moody, angry at times, irrational, paranoid or they may act…

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Friends and Purpose
October 24, 2016

Maff Potts spent his professional life working with charities for the homeless in England. But he was frustrated that all of his…

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Living Alone and Depression
September 24, 2016

“I just really want to live in my own home with my own garden and without having to deal with all…

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Breaking Up without Depression
January 12, 2016

Some people seem to find it much easier to weather the breaking up of a romantic relationship than others. Sure they may…

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Thankfulness – A Meditation
November 26, 2015

On this Thanksgiving 2015 we received a link to the section of Rick Hanson’s Foundations of Wellbeing course that talks about…

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Controlling Crazy Behavior
October 8, 2015

A young man came in and wanted to talk about his friend with bipolar, who, when he gets manic, can become uncontrollable….

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Treating Mother’s Depression Helps Kids
May 15, 2015

Sometimes the very best way that mothers can help their children is by helping themselves. Fascinating study just published in the…

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Romance and Depression
April 4, 2015

Jack is a delightful older gentleman who loves sailing and beautiful women, but who has also been wrestling with depression for…

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