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F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
It's not unusual to feel let down, disappointed, and irritable after a celebration, no matter how well it went. But how do you overcome the day after blues?
It's hard to know when to stay and when to leave. But you've already got some tools that can help you decide.
Many families are making plans to spend time together this fall and winter. Old stressors may erupt. Here are some ways you can make any gathering more joyful.
Learning to make room for dissociated thoughts and feelings can help you manage unpleasant life circumstances and emotions.
People who blame themselves, or someone else, when things go wrong may unintentionally make their circumstances more difficult.
So you make mistakes. Maybe a lot. But do you also do things well? Can you pay attention to both sides of that picture?
The level of anxiety and/or discomfort about separation has escalated during the pandemic.
ROCD related thoughts and worries will affect your love life, but they could also be hurting your self-esteem, mood, and even the ability to function at work.
Do you love someone with borderline personality disorder? There is a possibility of a loving relationship as long as you keep some specific things in mind.
If you're sad, angry, frustrated, or feeling empty, you might be suffering from "ambiguous loss" or "frozen grief." Here's what can be done about it.
Are you a secret true crime devotee? You aren't alone. True crime has become increasingly popular in recent years. But is it harmful or helpful to its viewers?
Having trouble getting motivated or staying focused post-pandemic? You're not alone. Five psychology-based modifications can make a big difference.
Lessons learned by introverted people during the pandemic can help you manage the stresses of the post-pandemic world — whether or not you consider yourself to be an introvert.
Relationships affect our happiness and trust is basic to relationships. But trust is complicated. How do you choose who to trust?
Feeling anxious, irritable, and unhappy? Research shows that self-soothing can improve your mood and your functioning at home and at work.
Mistakes are part of life. Research explains why it's important to acknowledge them. Seven rules tell you how.
We are born with an innate curiosity. This inborn desire to learn can help in times of uncertainty and doubt.
Even before the pandemic, loneliness had become a growing concern around the world. Researchers tell us that wisdom can help fight it.
Relationship troubles? Surprising techniques from business can help solve difficulties in your personal relationships.
Whether it’s exercise or writing or studying or even calling a friend, it seems harder than ever to get going during this pandemic.
COVID-19 has created an epidemic of sleeplessness. Here are 7 ideas from sleep experts to help you deal with wakeful nights.
A sleep specialist confirms what you probably already know: "With COVID-19, we recognize that there is now an epidemic of sleep problems."
More couples may be having affairs during the pandemic. What does it mean? And what should we do to protect our own relationships?
For many, the holiday season this year is looking bleak and sad, even though vaccines for COVID will likely be available fairly soon. Why are we having such a hard time?
With the pandemic spiking and couples together 24/7, tensions are rising and relationships are shaky.
The weather and the pandemic may fuel depression this winter. Here's what you can do to prepare.
How do you date during the pandemic? What about sex and intimacy? Here's what the experts say.
To organize or not to organize? Research shows that there are complicated benefits—and problems—with both behaviors.
Are you daydreaming your way through the pandemic? These daytime dreams can be more productive than you think.
Two important ideas can help you negotiate problematic behaviors.
F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author in private practice in New York City.