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Kathy McCoy Ph.D.
Why do some relationships thrive through the years while others falter? Here are seven ways to help your relationship become a lasting one.
How do you know if a friendship is truly toxic? What can you do besides walking away? Is ending the relationship always your best option?
What do you do when you love your partner, but don't feel "in love" anymore? Here are some ideas — and reasons to celebrate your evolving love for each other!
Are you joyously in love -- but feeling hurt and angry about your adult children's lack of enthusiasm or hostility? Here's how to keep your love and make peace with the kids.
Are emotional fault lines — simmering anger and conflict unexpressed — threatening your relationship? Here's how to prevent disaster.
Now that you are settled into your relationship, has "I love you!" lost some of its spark? These five phrases can enhance and reinforce your love.
Has your ardor cooled? Do you yearn for a bit of emotional space? Cycles of distance and intimacy are common in relationships, but too many couples panic. Don't be among them!
Have New Year's relationship resolutions always ended in disappointment? Making promises to yourself and quiet changes to your own behavior can make a real difference this year!
What do you do with extended/blended family conflicts during the holidays like power struggles, donnybrooks, rejection, or the fact that two people you love can't stand each other?
What do you do when there's nothing you can do to reconcile with an estranged family member? What if you don't want to reconnect? Here are some ideas for making peace with what is.
Has estrangement from a parent or adult child led to holiday blues? The holidays bring opportunities to reconnect or to begin healing.
We all want to help our young adult children to get a good start in life, but sometimes our help can backfire.
Are spousal spats about health, weight and well-being getting you down? Here's what you need to know about the fear that is fueling your fights and some ideas for making peace.
The wedding of a loved one can be a joyous occasion or one filled with drama and emotional minefields. But there are ways you can cut the drama and increase the possibility of joy.
Want to enjoy better health as you age? Improving a certain relationship may be the key!
Kathy McCoy, Ph.D. is psychotherapist, journalist, and speaker and the author of books including We Don't Talk Anymore: Healing After Parents and Their Adult Children Become Estranged.