Hope is double-edged, false hope can set you on a collision course with despair. Know when your hopes are well-founded and how to turn your deep desires into results.
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Thoughts about the therapeutic process, and the dynamics of client-therapist interactions.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on May 10, 2023
Women in the "sandwich generation" often feel ignored on Mother's Day. Here's how you can remedy the problem.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on May 7, 2023
Psychodynamic or psychoanalytic psychotherapy—also known as "talk therapy"—has been shown to be very helpful to older adults struggling with depression.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 30, 2023
Boundaries are not always clear-cut or easy to figure out. Here are 5 ways to start setting healthy limits.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on April 9, 2023
Research shows that it's hard to make new friends as we get older. But understanding what makes it hard and shifting your perspective just a little can make it much easier.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on March 31, 2023
Stressed, overworked, exhausted? Suggestions to slow down, set boundaries, and cut back can feel like just more tasks and criticism to boot. Try these suggestions instead.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on March 3, 2023
Jealousy is a complex emotion that most of us would happily never feel. But it often contains important information about us, our relationships, and our needs and wishes.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 25, 2023
Perfectionism can lead to problems in self-esteem and productiveness. Practical imperfectionism can help you strive for perfection while embracing "good enough."
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 21, 2023
Separation sadness hurts, but it's an important emotional marker. Here are some healthy ways to cope with the feelings.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on February 4, 2023
It's hard when your parents can't give you what you need from them. But does it have to be the end of the relationship? Sometimes acknowledging their inability can open new doors.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 29, 2023
If someone whose opinion is important to you sees you as bad, you can end up feeling like you are bad. Some psychological understanding can help you change that pattern.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 8, 2023
When our self-esteem takes a blow, it can affect everything in our lives.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on January 2, 2023
It can be hard to go back to work after a holiday or a vacation, regardless of whether the break was restful or stressful. Avoiding this one mistake can make it a lot easier.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 28, 2022
Much has been written about grief and how to manage it, but less has been written about the role of shared feelings when it comes to grieving.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on December 17, 2022
What does someone really want to know when they ask how you are? And what do you really want to tell them?
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 27, 2022
Why do some people experience everything as their own fault, and some experience everything as someone else’s fault?
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on November 14, 2022
We live in a world where appearance sometimes seems to be more important than experience. Paying more attention to your experiences can have a positive impact on your happiness.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on October 31, 2022
Uncertainty is often unpleasant, but a few small techniques can help you manage it better.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on October 23, 2022
Research shows that remembering special times with your partner can improve your romantic relationship.
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on October 2, 2022
How can we understand the apparent appeal of serial murderers?
F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W. on September 18, 2022
If you're afraid of getting older, you're not alone. Negative images of aging abound in media and cultural beliefs. A simple technique can help you manage your anxiety about aging.