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Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
When you have an argument, it's natural to try and make up. But stopping there usually only perpetuates a cycle that never works. Here's how to do it differently.
We all leave our childhoods with something that continues to leave us feeling afraid, angry, isolated. Our healing naturally moves through stages. Here's what they are, and how to move ahead.
Good relationships are built on both partners feeling safe, but what each needs to feel that way can be different. A look at some of the common needs and next steps.
Anxiety can lead to a fear of loss and abandonment. But there are ways to break the cycle.
We often have times in our lives when we lose our sense of purpose. Here are some tips for rediscovering meaning.
What's an emotional affair? Often it's in the eyes of the beholder, but there are clear red flags.
If you are living with or dating someone who has an anxiety disorder, it can be difficult at times. Here are some common reactions and tips for how to best help and take care of you.
It's easy for sex to take a backseat. Maybe it's time to make it a priority.
Creating a new stepfamily is fraught with a host of normal but difficult challenges. Consider these common problems and how to handle them.
We all have a vision of our lives and our lives in our relationships. The challenge is knowing your vision, sharing it, and finding ways to support each other in achieving it.
Porn addiction is increasing and, like other addictions, is difficult to break.
ADHD is a disability that can cause frustration not only for the individual but those living with them. Here's how to help.
While arguments seem to be about different ideas, the real problem is usually how emotions are handled. When in doubt, focus on how—not what—and fix feelings with feelings, not facts.
Jealousy can quickly ruin an intimate relationship. Maybe it's time to put it to rest.
The obsessive need to pick at your skin is a psychological burden and challenge for many. A three-pronged approach can break the habit.
Breakups are painful because they are less about a loss of love and more about a loss of attachment. Here's what to expect and how to move through the grief.
Passive-aggressive behaviors can easily undermine relationships. It is the anger being diverted; it is about feeling unsafe. What drives it, how to respond, how to change it.
While living in the more in the present may be a goal, the distractions of the past and future often have their own drivers. How to be more mindful by tackling them directly.
Thinking about new goals creates a vision of your future. Here are ways to look at what is working, what isn't, and what to change in the year ahead.
Life transitions are understandably difficult, but they are also opportunities. Upgrade your emotional software and run your life in new, more effective ways.
We all can be cautious around others at times. But some are constantly on guard, afraid, hyperalert. Maybe it's time to stop walking on eggshells.
We all go through difficult times and one of the best antidotes to anxiety and depression is building our everyday lives around healthy routines. Here's how to get started.
To expect someone to meet all your needs is unrealistic. If you want a good relationship, start by choosing the three qualities that you need most.
Our lives naturally move us towards empowerment and healing if we are able to learn the lessons that our problems are teaching us, if we are willing to change our perspective.
We are constantly writing the scripts that are our lives. Where have you been? Where do you want to go? Here's an exercise to help you step back and define and redo your story.
Many couples seem to have the same argument over and over. These are the common causes and how to finally put them to rest.
Possessions are called possessions because they can emotionally possess us. These are the drivers for our materialism, and the steps toward reining them in.
Our past is always running alongside our present, but sometimes in intimate relationships, it flares up in a negative way.
We move in and out of relationships for many reasons, but at their core one of the drivers is our need to heal our past.
It's easy for struggling couples to see the other guy as the enemy. Rather than battling each other, they need to join forces and tackle the problem. How to do it.
Bob Taibbi, L.C.S.W., has 45 years of clinical experience. He is the author of 11 books and over 300 articles and provides training nationally and internationally.