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Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
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 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.
What are your triggers? We all have them, carryovers from past relationships that flare up and cause havoc in our current one. Here's how to put them to rest.
Many have trouble saying no, but it can take a toll—burnout, resentment, a feeling that relationships are unbalanced, that you never get back what you need. Here's how to start.
We all have our own lenses through which we view the world and others, some making us feel lonely or fearful, others empowering us. What's yours?
It helps to periodically step back and assess the current state of your relationship. Here's how to get started.
Some anger is normal, but frequent and explosive anger is not. Maybe it's time to rein it in.
Here's how to get off on the best foot when you begin living with someone.
Sometimes we're between chapters of our lives, feeling adrift and uncertain about the future. While this is normal, it can be challenging. Try these tips for moving through.
If you're feeling stuck in a relationship, it's likely you are having a power struggle. It's time to break out and cut a deal.
Arguments that keep coming up are usually being driven by one or two of several underlying causes. Here are common sources, characteristics, and strategies for finally putting them to rest.
Statistics show that 80 percent of those couples who separate eventually divorce. Why? Some clinical observations and how to reverse course.
Obsessions are about our minds running us, rather than us controlling our minds. But not all obsessions are the same.
Those who seem rigid -- run their lives on routines, have trouble with change -- have learned to manage their anxiety by keeping their comfort zone small. Tips on how to loosen up.
We all walk out of our childhoods with a handful of memories. But what we remember may tell us a lot about not only our past but what we need right now.
For many of us, work is a means of maintaining our lives, but many of us have more choices. Here are three ways of looking at the role of work.
It's easy for conversations to get derailed and turn into useless arguments. Here are some common sources and how to get back on track.
A look at the themes and obstacles of life's key developmental stages. By knowing what to expect, you can prepare for the challenges ahead.
Micromanagement seems like it's about control but it's usually about anxiety. Here's how to think about it differently and begin to change the underlying problems.
Quarantining has had its downsides. But for many, it has been an opportunity to step back and realize what who they are and what they need. Here's how to put these insights into action.
While some dreams are classic stress indicators, some dream themes say a lot about the state of "you."
When relationships end, it's easy to leave with too simple a story. Take the time to drill down and leave with a more complex story so you can learn its lessons.
The question Would you marry you? is a good assessment of your own view of yourself, but how realistic is it? Several possible answers and how to find a realistic middle.
While couples argue about a range of topics, what often drives them are underlying core needs and a dysfunctional emotional loop.
A philosophy of life is a lens through which we view our place in the world. Some of us accept the one handed to us by others. Here are five questions to help you craft your own.
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.