There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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If you don't, maybe you should. Here are six research-based reasons why.
Research identifies 5 main factors which lead people to go outside their marriages in order to prevent divorce by meeting sexual and emotional needs and avoid marital landmines.
Is medicine on the psychological ropes? A landmark Lancet Psychiatry study reveals the terrifying reality for physicians today.
Making sure projects are wrapped up before heading home is a great quality in a worker, but research suggests it may get in the way of performance and job satisfaction.
The capacity for good self-governance can make or break the quality of our day-to-day experience, with far-reaching impact.
It can be terribly frustrating to figure out how to change when what we're doing isn't working. Understanding barriers and adaptive responses gets us moving along.
Now more than ever it is incumbent on us to understand how we got here, and what to do. Applying dissociation theory on a collective level may help us alter the patterns we repeat.
Groundbreaking research produces a model clinicians can use to predict who will, and will not, get PTSD following trauma.
The challenge is more than a fun Internet meme. It says a lot about where we were, where we are, and where we are going.
New research reveals connections among secrecy, conflict, loneliness, fatigue, outcomes on well-being and performance, and clues about managing secrets.
New research suggests authenticity isn't what we think it may be, and provides thought-provoking data about what it may be.
When we use labels in difficult interpersonal situations, and moreover with ourselves, we seriously misunderstand what is happening and do great harm. Here's how to stop.
New research provides surprising insights on how relationship conflict and couples satisfaction is influenced by personality.
There are sure to be a lot of changes coming down the pike, so start building up those emotional muscles now.
Understanding post-traumatic reactions is of increasing significance as we begin to grasp the massive level of abuse and neglect we inflict on one another.
Intimidation is a hidden undercurrent in many of relationships. Dealing with intimidation is easier once we understand what may be going on underneath the surface.
How can we learn to fight fair when life isn't fair? Figuring out this thorny problem is imperative.
Is intimacy a source of anxiety and frustration? Moving from dysfunction to compassionate, caring, and constructive ways of relating allows us to build sustainable relationships.
Are you a cat-lover? Two research-based elements which shape human-feline bonding.
An old Yiddish proverb warns, "Love is blind. Jealousy sees too much."
As we understand climate change, the picture becomes evermore terrifying. Alarming research shows us that the mental health effects are bad, and this may just be the beginning.
Conspiracy theories seem more common than ever before. But what makes one person inclined to conspiracy belief, and another a skeptic? Research reveals three pro-conspiracy traits.
How can some people be so intimidating without seeming to know it? Is it on purpose, blameworthy — or perhaps more than meets the eye?
Projection is a basic way of dealing with emotional realities we cannot fully accept or understand. It works to protect us, but often leads to discord.
Being single isn't always easy, even if we choose to be. Researchers are starting to look at how attachment affects being single, when people chose to be, and when they don't.
Narcissism and authenticity may collide when it comes to perfectionistic strivings. Research reveals intricate connections among these three foundational concepts.
Self-doubt can be a tool for change when properly directed, rather than a way of undermining confidence.
Revealing research on how narcissism type, grandiose versus vulnerable, shapes jealous thoughts, feelings and behaviors . . . and what motivates different narcissistic reactions.
Are we turning the corner on sexual harassment? New research on insecurity and status extends our understanding of what spawns sexual harassment.
Cannabis is widely believed to relieve chronic pain, but this conclusion is based on limited evidence. New research sheds light on the issue.
Grant Hilary Brenner, M.D., a psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, helps adults with mood and anxiety conditions, and works on many levels to help unleash their full capacities and live and love well.