Does Media Violence Breed Real Life Killing?

Terrorism from abroad scares us, and yet the larger danger may be the terrorists we inadvertently are breeding within our own families and communities. Over 1000 research studies have clarified a frightening reality. Fortunately, there's lots you can do about it.

Can Marriage Affect Your Heart Attack Risk?

Recent European studies have been clarifying the impacts, good and bad, of marriage on heart health.

Heartbroken: What Does Neuroimaging Show About Your Pain?

If someone you love leaves you, you are likely to suffer potent urges to bring them back. If a loved one dies, the pain is similar. Neuro-imaging studies are beginning to clarify why you feel what you do when you lose someone you love.

Are You Good Enough?

How good do you feel about yourself? And what are the childhood sources of those feelings? The time-tested ideas of Donald Winnicott suggest that feeling good enough fosters acceptance from others.

What's Up With Online Therapy and Marriage Counseling?

Is web-based therapy the way of the future? And is the future already here now?

Why Doesn't She/He Listen To Me? 10 Possibilities

Nothing erodes a sense of personal empowerment like not being heard. What may be going on when you try to offer your perspectives and, whatever you say, your viewpoint gets ignored, brushed aside, or negated?

Will This Surprising Depression Treatment Prove to Be Real?

Wouldn't it be amazing if you could left depression with a simple five minute wave of a magic wand? The new technique in the video in this article may come close!

Do You Think of Narcissism as an Autistic Spectrum Disorder?

“Of course not!” you might say dismissively. Not so quick. Better think again. And check the similarities that others are noticing.

Borderline Personality: Does a BPD Diagnosis Imply Raging?

One aspect of the cluster of traits listed in the DSM for borderline personality lies at the core of this disorder. That trait accounts for all the others. This is a trait that loved ones, friends and work associates all may readily identify. It lies at the heart of what can make an individual a difficult, "high maintenance" person--but it's not anger.

Wedding Vows: Reminders to Us All of What Love's About

Weddings may appear to be for the folks who are marrying. Yet they also offer potent messages to those who share the moment.

Excessive Anger Is An Emotional Disorder..Shh! Don't Tell!

What pervasive cognitive/emotional/behavioral disorder was left out of the new diagnostic manual for emotional disorders? Here's some hints: What emotion most frequently gets you in trouble? What behavior of others most quickly leads to your wanting to avoid them?

The Kidnapped Girls in Nigeria, Modern Slavery, and You

Was Sochhi built with forced labor? Is sex trafficking real? Are you a slave?

Are BPD "Drama Queens" Manipulative, Sadistic, and Worse?

Having to interact with someone with a borderline personality disorder can be extremely maddening—for both sides. High intensity emotions are costly. They make interactions stressfully upsetting, emotionally draining, and demoralizing.

Sexless Marriage Causes and Cures

A sexless marriage is a vulnerable marriage. Here's some ideas to think about if yours looks in jeopardy.

Borderline Personality Disorder: The Sufferer's Experience

BPD has a bad rep, and understandably so. When a man or woman with a borderline personality disorder erupts in strong emotions, loved ones and even a therapist can feel under fire. At the same time, the person with bpd also suffers. A self-description sent to me by a PT reader diagnosed with bpd has helped me, a therapist, to empathize with the bpd sufferer's plight.

Verbal Abuse of Children: What Can You Do About It?

What can be done when parents, who are supposed to be nurturing their children, instead treat them destructively with deprecating comments, raging, and by using them as pawns to fight their own battles?

Acetaminophin in Pregnancy: A Cause of Kids' and Adult ADHD?

Do these signs and symptoms describe you? Or someone you love? And if so, were Mom's meds the culprit?

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness Makes Sleep Debt Feel Chronic

When does feeling tired during the day become a sign of a significant underlying problem? And what are the treatment options?

The Joy of Blogging: Applause without the Burdens of Fame

On the relationship between bloggers and readers that makes readership better than fame.

Thrill-Seeking: What Parts of Your Brain Are Involved?

Why do smart people sometimes feel attracted to absurdly dangerous activities? Why do winter Olympic athletes for instance devote their lives to putting their lives in danger?

Gender Bias in Diagnosing Anger: Batterer or Borderline?

How much of a role does gender play in diagnostic labeling of people who rage?

12 Relationship Questions College Kids Want Answered

How would you answer this student journalist's relationship questions?

Caveman Responses: Are You Too Quick to Get Mad?

Did anyone ever tell you to think before you act? If your amygdala is hyperactive, you're at risk for "going back brain" and acting out anger before you think.

Want to Lose Weight? Exercise More?

Now is the best time to get effective at building new routines of exercise, healthier eating, and more.

Evil Genes? An Unconventional Perspective On BPD

Why do folks with borderline personality disorder sometimes act in such astoundingly selfish and hurtful ways?

Why Am I Still Single? A Quiz

What can you do to increase the odds that you will succeed in selecting a mate and sealing the deal?

How Happy Is Your Marriage? Or Is That a Wrong Question?

Have you ever wondered how your relationship or intimate partnership would score on a quiz rating marriage happiness? Beware. Some quizzes can hurt you instead of helping.

Relationship Problems: What Resources Can Help?

When all looks lost in a relationship, what resources can you turn to that are likely to make a difference? And which kinds of help are most useful when?

Can All Conflicts About Sex Be Resolved? If So, How?

This is the 7th post in a series addressing the question of whether and how all conflicts can be resolved. Sexual differences can be particularly sensitive to discuss. Still, here's examples of how many have been resolved with win-win outcomes.

7 Strong Steps to Stop a Divorce

Many folks who launch a divorce would really prefer to repair their marriage. They feel hopeless though about their spouse's willingness to respond to their concerns. They also have no idea what they could do differently that might make a significant difference.