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What’s the Hurry
November 20, 2012

It’s been a very busy week for mental health professionals in the Bay Area. The holidays are ramping up. And it…

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Aikido for Bad Behavior
November 6, 2012

We had an opportunity to visit Japan several times, over the course of a decade working with Japanese psychiatrists to improve…

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Mood Phobias
October 28, 2012

We were talking with a couple of wonderful psychologists about what it is that helps people come to terms with moods…

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Relationships: Too Many People in the Bed
October 26, 2012

Many years ago, a consultant we worked with made the observation that there are always at least four people in any…

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October 5, 2012

This past week we had a chance to meet with a number of people who were very distressed when they first…

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Therapists Can Be So Annoying: Feeling Like You’re On Celebrity Roast
October 3, 2012

Therapists Have you ever found yourself all of a sudden the guest of honor at celebrity roast special. Sometimes that is…

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Codependent no more
September 18, 2012

We have never been big fans of the way the term “codependent” evolved in the non-professional world into a way of…

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Misunderstandings: Feeling and Thinking
September 12, 2012

Misunderstandings. There are so many ways that we can misunderstand each other. We like the Myers Briggs for its non-pathologizing approach…

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Men are from Mars: How Gender Affects Communication
August 21, 2012

Men and women sometimes don’t seem to be speaking the same language, and this is certainly true when it comes to…

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Making Good Relationships: 4 Behaviors Predictive of Divorce
August 15, 2012

In a previous post we talked about our view that what is most important in successful long term relationships is not…

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Buy or Make: Theories of Romantic Relationships
August 8, 2012

Every once in a while  we find ourselves reflecting on lessons learned in a lifetime of coaching and counseling people. How…

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Breaking Up: How to Cope
July 21, 2012

Breaking up is hard. (At least for most people – we do know a couple of people – mostly guys –…

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“Too Dependent”
July 20, 2012

From time to time we hear people complaining that they’re too dependent or that someone they know is too dependent on…

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July 19, 2012

Heroism can be bad for your health. We know, we’ve been there. It starts with a positive feeling about someone or…

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Relationships and Chronic Depression
July 12, 2012

Many people with depression, particularly if they have been depressed for a long time, develop a pattern of interacting with others…

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Negotiation: How to Deal With Conflict
July 4, 2012

Some of the best ways of dealing with conflicts in relationships, whether business or personal, are contained in the books about…

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The Importance of Good Relationships
June 17, 2012

Good relationships are one of the foundations of creative living. In another post, we talked about one of the most effective…

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