Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Finding the spiritual treasure in our everyday emotions
Josh Gressel Ph.D.
Have you struggled for years with a particular issue? You may be dealing with a family legacy, something that is more deeply embedded in your family history than you realized.
How is it that the people who hold the highest ideals of love and brotherhood fall prey to divisiveness and hatred? What is it about religion that pairs it so closely to violence?
How one Israeli, Orthodox woman lives a modern life.
I'm supposed to promise you I have advice for how to make your life better if you read my post. Instead, I try to make a point that no one knows anything, and I don't either.
Our personalities are like our bodies: They should be developed as part of an organic whole.
The therapist can often seem to the client all knowing and all accepting. What happens when the therapist is actually bored, repulsed, or in love with the client?
Therapists must learn how to handle the projections of their clients -- negative and positive -- with sensitivity and curiosity if they are to learn what is behind them.
The people we admire in our lives have much to teach us -- not just as role models to emulate but as outer reflections of good qualities that are already innate in us.
It can be very easy to decide who are the good guys and who are the bad guys in the world around us. But the concept of negative projection teaches us the answer is not so simple.
We like to think we are in touch with objective reality. We could all benefit from looking at our how we project aspects of our inner selves onto the outer world.
Some of the things money can—and cannot—do for us.
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?
Why is my partner getting upset with me? How to clean the shmutz out of your marital communication.
What to do when you're feeling a victim.
Do you ever get tired of still struggling with the same issues? That might not be such a bad thing.
Can't accept some part of yourself? "Beauty and the Beast" has a lesson for us all.
How does giving of ourselves lead to us feeling more full?
Are you avoiding doing what you're supposed to do with your life? The Old Testament story of Jonah has a message for you.
Why men don't apologize and some simple steps for them to learn how to do so.
Two psychologists on opposite sides of the planet discuss the nature of relationships.
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.
It's time for men to take responsibility for articulating their inner worlds. Women shouldn't be expected to do that for them.
What is involved in a man exploring his inner world? Hint: it looks different than a woman exploring hers.
Why, oh why, must we fall out of love?
There is nothing quite like new love. Maybe there's a higher reason for that feeling?
In which the author explains why looking at your childhood issues is the responsible thing to do for yourself and those who love you.
You may think your partner is trying to drive you crazy, but unbeknownst to you they are trying to help you grow into wholenss.
The object of marriage isn't happiness. It's wholeness. And your spouse is the perfect trainer for you on your way to wholeness.
None of us like to be preached at. How can we tell if we're open to others or simply speaking to ourselves?
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Josh Gressel, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in the San Francisco Bay area and a student of Jewish mysticism.