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If I Were a Rich Man

Some of the things money can—and cannot—do for us.
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The Beauty of a Difficult Marriage

It can be easy to judge a long term, but difficult marriage as flawed. What if we learned to appreciate this marriage as much as the marriage of the beautiful, young couple?
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3 Easy Ways to Keep Being a Happy Couple

Why is my partner getting upset with me? How to clean the shmutz out of your marital communication.
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Do You Feel Victimized?

What to do when you're feeling a victim.
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Why Do We Never Seem to Get Over Our Issues?

Do you ever get tired of still struggling with the same issues? That might not be such a bad thing.
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Beauty and the Beast as a Lesson in Self Acceptance

Can't accept some part of yourself? "Beauty and the Beast" has a lesson for us all.

Why Is It Better to Give Than to Receive?

How does giving of ourselves lead to us feeling more full?
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Are You Avoiding Your Fate?

Are you avoiding doing what you're supposed to do with your life? The Old Testament story of Jonah has a message for you.
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Why Won't Men Apologize?

Why men don't apologize and some simple steps for them to learn how to do so.
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Are You a Schlepper or a Schlepee?

Two psychologists on opposite sides of the planet discuss the nature of relationships.
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She Said, He Said, She Said

In which a male and female psychologist on opposite sides of the planet attempt to draw closer in understanding what makes it so hard for marriages to stay alive.
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10 Ways Men Can Crack the Code of Their Feelings

It's time for men to take responsibility for articulating their inner worlds. Women shouldn't be expected to do that for them.
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Seven Lessons I Have Learned in Therapy with Men

What is involved in a man exploring his inner world? Hint: it looks different than a woman exploring hers.
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Falling Out of Love

Why, oh why, must we fall out of love?
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The Spirituality of Falling in Love

There is nothing quite like new love. Maybe there's a higher reason for that feeling?
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Is Our Childhood Really to Blame for Everything?

In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.
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Why We Choose Partners Who Push Our Buttons

You may think your partner is trying to drive you crazy, but unbeknownst to you they are trying to help you grow into wholenss.
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Is Your Partner Driving You Crazy?

The object of marriage isn't happiness. It's wholeness. And your spouse is the perfect trainer for you on your way to wholeness.
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Are You Passionate or Intolerant in Your Beliefs?

None of us like to be preached at. How can we tell if we're open to others or simply speaking to ourselves?

Are You Spiritual or Religious? Does it Matter?

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When Religious Beliefs Are Psychological Symptoms

In which a religious psychologist explains when he things religious beliefs are actually psychological problems.

The Secular/Religious Divide

In which religious psychologist Josh Gressel tries to see the religious/secular divide from both sides of the fence.
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On Being a Religious Psychologist

How a religious psychologist can work with secular people.
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The Envy of the Collective

Our fear of standing out from the norm is often our fear of the envy of the collective. "What will the neighbors think?" is often another way of saying "I don't want to stand out because I'm afraid I'll be struck down by someone else's envy."
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Our Fear of the Envy of Others

Our fear of being envied by others can stifle us in our development and creative expression. Sometimes this envy comes from those we think should love us the most.
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Envy's Higher Purpose

How can envy -- an emotion most of us are ashamed to admit -- help us better understand how we need to grow? It can if we learn to be compassionate to ourselves when we feel it and let ourselves examine our envy from a place of curiosity and not judgment. Envy isn't a sign that there's something wrong with us: it's a signal something is right that we aren't claiming.

Envy and Social Propinquity

Did you ever notice how you will envy those most like you in some important way? If you love chess you won't envy Yitzhak Perlman, just as if you play violin you won't envy Bobby Fisher. What is the deeper meaning beneath this phenomenon and how can it help us better understand those pangs of envy we sometimes feel?

The Upside of Envy

Envy is the universal emotion no one seems to have. We're all too ashamed of it to discuss it with others and sometimes even to admit it to ourselves. Blogger Josh Gressel takes the plunge and describes an incident of his own envy as a way to practice what he wants to teach: that we need to get more comfortable with our envy so that we can learn from it.

Introducing a New Blog About Psychology and Religion

Josh Gressel, a new PT blogger, introduces his column "Putting Psyche Back Into Psychotherapy" and what he intends to do: integrate psychology, religion and spirituality into a more holistic way of approaching life.