In: relationships

Seeing the Other – Kelsey
June 11, 2014

“I see you.” That is one of the many profound concepts in one of my favorite movies, Avatar. “I see you.”…

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Irritability and Coming Home from Work
May 21, 2014

I feel bad about it but at the end of the day I end up in a fight with my husband….

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Friends: Who to Tell and Who to Keep – Lyndsey
May 21, 2014

If you are like me, the life you created for yourself pre-diagnosis is probably not going to be the healthiest influence…

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Social Media Makes Moods Go Viral
March 27, 2014

Previously we reviewed evidence that the people we live with (family, neighbors, even the larger community of people in a metropolitan…

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Pay Attention
August 21, 2013

We need to be noticed and attended to. It is one of the most important psychological needs we have. For several…

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Just Be Quiet
August 7, 2013

I just met with a smart, funny, attractive graduate student who had a severely traumatic childhood. She came in looking obviously…

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The Loving Brain
July 2, 2013

Get ready, because the month of July has an exciting event coming up! Rick Hanson, PH.D. is hosting a free interview…

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Cling Less and Love More
May 22, 2013

Right in the midst of working with a young woman who has been struggling with how to accept the possibility that…

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The Big Fight
April 25, 2013

How is it that so many couples end up having knock down, drag out fights?  How can seemingly rational people end…

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Lowering Your Profile
April 4, 2013

This is the season (spring) when there is suddenly lots of energy around. I used to regularly run around a local…

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New Spouse by Friday
April 3, 2013

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

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Compulsions, Addictions and Secrecy
March 14, 2013

I got an urgent call yesterday from somebody that I’ve been seeing for several years.  His fiancee had just left him….

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Creative Tension
March 10, 2013

I was inspired to write today’s post after watching a video sent out by a colleague as her “Valentine’s Day gift”…

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Hot Button Issues in a Relationship
March 6, 2013

Dealing with a partner with emotional or psychological issues is tricky. We spent some time today trying to figure out an…

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Mistrust in Action
February 24, 2013

I was talking to one of my clients, a very bright and wonderful woman, mother of a delightful young girl, and…

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The “Pause” Button
February 17, 2013

Do you know the feeling of desperate urgency in a conversation with a close friend or romantic partner? The sense that you have…

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Give Love
February 15, 2013

We really liked the recent post from Just One Thing on the practice of “giving love.” It resonated with research on…

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Coming Out Can Help Your Health
January 29, 2013

We saw this article and thought it probably has a lot to say about the reasons to be direct with others…

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Take a Chance
January 26, 2013

If you are feeling depressed or anxious, today’s post from Rick Hanson (part of his Just One Thing blog) may be…

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The Cycle of Disappointment
January 26, 2013

Today’s post revolves around the universal desire to find one or more other people who is perfectly attuned to our needs,…

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