Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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Merging sense and sensibility in modern relationships
Jill P. Weber Ph.D.
As we embark on the new year, it is time to start making peace with 2020 so we can shed the coronavirus mindset and start a more fulfilling path for 2021.
The energy you generate and harbor within yourself colors the lens of every new relationship you develop. Here are 5 rules to start cultivating positive energy within yourself.
Anxiety and insecurity are potent, defeating forces in romantic relationships. Here are four ways to get out of this toxic pattern and find an emotionally secure partnership.
Here are four ways to bounce back, maintain internal calm, and feel fulfilled and loving toward others, even when life keeps throwing curveballs your way.
Make no mistake—keeping up our connections and social skills is essential to mental health and getting through this time with our emotional health and well-being intact.
Consider re-evaluating your beliefs around what you can control in your romantic relationship. Here are 5 ways to keep moving forward in a stuck-in-a-bad-place relationship.
Now that the world has come to a screeching halt and you're in quarantine with your significant other, your hurt, anger, irritation, or upset may be all you can see. Here's how to cope.
You're not alone; everyone is feeling it. We're living with a number of contradictions that we have never before experienced. Here's how to ground yourself in a more peaceful state.
There is no perfect way to cope with a pandemic. Of course, following CDC guidelines is important. But how do we cope when others don’t see it that way?
Self-awareness is a key factor in resiliency and overcoming stressful and traumatic events. As we pause and reflect on what we are feeling, we paradoxically become free of it.
Hard work and patience alone do not typically deliver the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Here are 5 ways to balance persistence with self-worth.
Take a moment to consider if your relationship is one-sided and, if so, start overcoming the pattern through this reflection exercise.
Do you focus so much on what is wrong that you can’t take in what is right? Here are four ways to gain control over your negative outlook and start feeling more at peace.
Being able to astutely express your emotions is not something you are either born with or not. It is a skill to be cultivated. Here is a quick guide to doing just that.
Perfectionistic sobriety will deliver self-esteem, peace of mind, productivity, and enduring contentment.
Here are 4 reasons rejection stings so badly, and how to swiftly sooth the burn.
If you find yourself repeating the same self-defeating patterns in your romantic relationships, the chances are learning how to rein in your inner child will reduce heartache.
4 myths that don't help you increase your self-esteem—and what to do instead.
If relationships didn’t carry any meaning, then we would never experience social anxiety. Here are 4 strategies to ward off social anxiety and gain the connection you desire.
Here are some signs that the ways in which you are handling your social anxiety might actually be keeping you distant and disconnected from others—and what to do instead.
Once you improve your sense of yourself, your capacity to manage life and its ups and downs will grow. Here are 4 signs that low self-esteem is at the heart of your anxiety.
Some feelings can be so awful and intense that just having them in the first place creates anxiety. Here are 5 steps to coping with difficult emotions.
Even when we deeply care about someone, moments of anxiety can self-defeat our best intentions. Here are four ways to keep anxiety from destroying a relationship.
When getting through is not enough.
Self-blame is brought under our control when we tackle the root fears that sustain it. Here are four common fears that underlie the self-blame spiral.
Here are 5 ways to start taking the commitment game seriously by marrying up in terms of your mental health and emotional well-being.
Your relationship ended. A part of you knows there are things you should be doing that you aren’t, but you can’t get yourself on board. Here are four ways to get unstuck.
After the initial high of new love wanes, you may find yourself, well, back to being yourself. Here are 4 reasons why opposites don’t attract over the long term.
Are you repeatedly playing out the same distressing relationship dynamic? Here are four signs that you are insecure in love — and what to do if you are.
Adopt a different kind of approach to dating so as to give yourself ample opportunity to meet the right match, while at the same time being at ease in your own skin.
Jill P. Weber, Ph.D., is the author of Having Sex, Wanting Intimacy—Why Women Settle for One-Sided relationships.