A loving relationship can be an oasis in uncertain times, but nurturing it requires attention, honesty, openness, vulnerability, and gratitude.
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How psychotherapy can work for people of all backgrounds
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D. ABPP
What if you want to stop going to therapy, but you don't know how to get out of it? Ending your treatment properly can be a psychologically healthy thing to do.
Are you stressed out by conflicts with others, or by the notion of today's divided America? Learning to see another person's point of view can often help to broaden your own.
Are you and a partner, friend, or family member arguing over what's safe to do during the pandemic? These tips can help smooth out those well-meant differences of opinion.
What the debate about Gaming Disorder means for your video gaming habit.
If you've ever wondered if your use of foul language made you look dumb, or advertised a poor vocabulary, or alienated you from others, think again.
Do you believe you're always right about the things you're certain of? The Dunning-Kruger effect suggests caution is warranted.
Are you lonely, but uncomfortable with meeting someone new via video chat? Consider this new perspective.
Is the COVID-19 outbreak keeping you up at night worrying about the future? Use these psychological strategies to manage your anxiety.
Misophonia is just beginning to be understood, but it can have serious effects on a sufferer's life and livelihood. Here's what we know, and what you can do about it.
Do you worry too much about problems in your relationship? Do you feel distant from the people in your life? Understanding your attachment style can help.
Why should we trouble ourselves to have empathy for other people—to see their problems through their eyes? Why might these efforts be good for us too?
Do you feel pressured to "man up" when you're down? Suppressing negative emotions can cause more damage than letting them out.
The key to weight loss may not be which diet you decide to follow, but the way you pursue your diet goals.
Have you ever wondered why you – or someone close to you – can feel so easily overwhelmed, or need extra time to look inward for understanding? This might be the answer.
Do you doubt your own talent or skills? Do you feel like you'll soon be exposed as a fraud? Take these steps toward eliminating the effects of impostor phenomenon.
Today's young adults, faced with important life choices, are more depressed than previous generations. Here's how to resolve these big decisions.
With so many celebrities and public figures quitting Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, should you do the same?
Do you feel anxious some of the time? It may not feel very good, but this same anxiety could be helping you out -- even if you don't notice the benefits.
Do you recognize narcissistic traits in the people in your life? Here's how to understand them better.
Dating apps were supposed to make it easier for everyone to find love. Why is it still so hard to find someone that way?
Has someone you started to care about suddenly vanished from your life without explanation? Here's some much-needed perspective on this phenomenon, and how to get through it.
Financial problems can have a very significant impact on mental health. What are the emotional consequences of stock market fluctuations, and what can you can do about them?
Are you curious about the concept of gaslighting, or even concerned that it might be taking place in your relationship? These warning signs and strategies may help.
What sets apart those couples who move through the pain and resentment of marital infidelity into a more loving, more open connection?
Do you overgeneralize? Catastrophize? Jump to conclusions? If your irrational thoughts are self-defeating, cognitive-behavioral therapy—boiled down to two clear steps—can help.
When you and your partner have different levels of interest in sex, your relationship can suffer. Here's how to think about, talk about, and initiate sex in new ways.
Do you worry about resolving the sexual problems in your relationship? Here's what other people are talking about in therapy, and how it may be able to help you.
Do you feel manipulated by someone close to you? Trying to fight back can wear you out and usually doesn't help. There's a better way.
Do you feel as if a loved one is controlling you (or confusing you) by manipulating your emotions? Here's how to understand the personality dynamics that may be causing it.
Are you certain you need to bail out of your relationship, but worried about the way it might crash and burn? These guidelines can help you land it safely.
Loren Soeiro, Ph.D., ABPP, is a psychologist in private practice in New York City, specializing in helping people find success, fulfillment, and peace in their relationships and their work.