Are You a People Pleaser?

Some people are so focused on pleasing others that they sacrifice their own needs.

Healthy Enabling and the Good Enough Relationship

By Michael J Formica MS, MA, EdM
Everyday enabling

Do You Have Social Anxiety Disorder?

By Barbara Markway Ph.D.
Take this self-assessment test to find out if you have social anxiety disorder.

Divorce Doesn't Always End Emotional Abuse

By Amy Lewis Bear LPC, NCC, DCC
Protect Yourself with a New Way of Thinking

Even More Than Single Life, This Is About Authenticity and Choice

By Bella DePaulo Ph.D.
Live the life that is most meaningful to you.

Plug Energy Drains With These Magic Words

By Sophia Dembling
Introverts can conserve energy with this simple strategy.

The Little Miss Sunshine Mask Must Go

By Rita Watson MPH
Masks of "pleasers" protect against difficult relationship decisions.

People Pleasers on the Job

By Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
Sharing the office with a people pleaser can make your work life miserable.

Are You Practical, or Romantic?

By Donna Barstow
Pick one, because he gets to be the other one.

The Best Way to Handle Awkward Moments

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
Research identifies the most successful ways to defuse awkward situations.

Appendage-itis: When You Love Too Much

By Susan Heitler Ph.D.
Do you suffer from a case of excessive empathy, causing you to give too much?

Nine Tips to Help You Say "No"

By Susan Krauss Whitbourne Ph.D.
How to hold your ground without being hurtful or being hurt.

The Assertiveness Habit

By Meg Selig
Assertiveness is essential for habit change—and for self-respect.

Facebook Drama Triangle

By Robert Evans Wilson Jr.
I stormed in on my white horse and lost a friend

The Art of Saying No

By Sherrie Bourg Carter Psy.D.
Some Simple Remedies for Overcommitment

Why Self-Compassion Helps You Meet Life's Challenges

By Melanie Greenberg Ph.D.
A healthy dose of self-compassion can give your motivation a boost.

When to Say “No” or “Not Now”

By Toni Bernhard J.D.
Setting skillful boundaries is an act of self-protection and self-compassion.

Do Nice Guys Finish Last? Four Rules For Terminally Nice People

By Ronald E Riggio Ph.D.
There are ways to succeed and still be a good guy. Here are 4.

What's Your Leadership Style?

By Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Not all leaders are created equally

The People-Pleasing Habit

By Andrea Mathews LPC, NCC
Why do we try so hard to please others?

Embrace Your Real Self by Conquering Your Inner Critic

By Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
What if the worst enemy we face is the one residing inside ourselves?

People Pleasing: Short-Term Benefits and Long-Term Costs

By Julie J. Exline Ph.D.
People pleasing sounds so nice, but here's how this strategy can backfire.

When You're Afflicted with the Disease to Please

By Colleen Long Psy.D.
How to stop living the life others want and begin living the life YOU desire