There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
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Tools for walking the intergenerational tightrope
Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
The way we handle conflicts in relationships is usually a melding of our individual styles. Here are common dysfunctional styles, and suggestions on finding a healthy way forward.
Most of us have something we hide from others — our past, issues we're struggling with now, our true emotions. But hiding takes an emotional toll. Here's how to begin to open up.
While your childhood is part of you, it doesn’t have to dictate who you become.
Cognitive behavioral therapy is the most widely used evidence-based approach to anxiety and depression. Here's what you need to know.
A host of difficult topics can arise in any relationship, but there are 3 essential elements for successful problem-solving.
Breakups are always difficult, but the challenge is to be clear about what you're breaking up for, and to feel you've done your best to avoid regrets.
We all are aware of big developmental crises, but many life events can trigger just as powerful smaller ones. Some of the common ones and how to meet the challenge
Living with someone who is emotionally volatile is always a challenge. A look at some of the underlying causes and suggestions for management and your own self-care
Relationships end, but may suddenly come back to life. Five questions to help you decide what to do next and not repeat past mistakes.
When a partner suddenly declares him or herself as gay or bisexual, there is loss of the relationship, of the story of your lives. Here's how to cope.
We all have times when we are unsure what to do and seek a path forward. Often the best one is the one you create and discover by moving ahead.
The key to successfully managing your anxiety is learning to act in spite of it. Here's an approach to lowering anxiety, rewiring your brain, feeling less afraid in the world.
Money problems in relationships are often a chronic battle fueled by power, philosophies, resentments. How to find the problem under the problem and find a resolution
We think of narcissists as being as being at the extreme end of only thinking about themselves, but there's a middle ground. Five tips for a healthy self-focus.
It's easy to stay in a bad relationships for a lot of bad reasons. Here are four common emotional obstacles and how to override them.
Everyone needs at least one person with whom they can be transparent, but many have no such person. This is how to open up and find what you need.
It's easy to feel neglected in relationships when the other person always seems preoccupied or uncaring. Here are some of the common underlying causes.
Many people consciously or unconsciously believe that they don't deserve to be happy. Here, some of the common causes and ways to put the guilt to rest.
Longstanding emotional, physical, and relationship issues can cause us to give up, to let our problems or others run our lives. Maybe it's time to step up and reclaim your life.
For a lot of good reasons holidays can be tough. Maybe we should step back and decide if it's time to upgrade next year's holidays.
We tend to associate wisdom with older age, with hard-earned knowledge from life experiences. Eight suggestions for cultivating wisdom now.
Making decisions is part and parcel of being human, but sometimes the process is overwhelming. Five tips for getting off the fence the through to the other side.
The discouraged child is a child who has given up on himself and others. Suggestions on how to help turn these children around.
One person always initiating and the other always going-along-with is a common couple dynamic, but one that can easily lead to resentment on both sides. How to change the pattern.
When dealing with someone emotional, it's easy to absorb their emotions and pass them along. The key is utilizing the power of parallel process.
Leaving a relationship is always difficult, but more so when the relationship has been a long one. Here are some guidelines for navigating this difficult transitional time.
Fear gets our attention and motivates us to act. Scammers know this, creating a fear-driven society. Here's how to push back and manage your anxiety.
Whether or not we are fully aware of it, we create our own story. These questions could help you define yours.
Too many of us have a way of killing creativity before it has a chance to grow.
The notion of scheduled sex can seem like a contradiction in terms, but putting sex on the calendar has its advantages.
Bob Taibbi, L.C.S.W., has 40 years of clinical experience. He is the author of 10 books and over 300 articles and provides training nationally and internationally.