Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Tools for walking the intergenerational tightrope
Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Problems are in the eyes of the beholder. But most problems are not about finding solutions but about managing emotions. 5 common obstacles and 5 strategies.
Over time our lives become more narrow; parts of ourselves get pushed to the side; we are not living the life we envisioned. Time to take inventory and develop a plan. Some tips
Relationship losses can be traumatic. When they are, we seek safety and develop a plan to protect us from feeling the pain again. Some tips on navigating these difficult times.
Having productive conversations is not a matter of personality but of skills. Here are 8 tips to help you get started.
Pulling back and emotionally or physically withdrawing happens to all of us from time to time. Here are five common reasons why and how to handle them.
What can't you do? Where do you get stuck effectively running your life? the 5 common emotional obstacles and tips on how to overcome them.
The key to breaking bad habits is not white-knuckled willpower, but being aware of what holds the habit in place and mapping out substitutes.
Trouble managing your anger? Here are five common causes and their solutions.
When problems flare in your relationship, it's easy to try and lay low, to calm the waters. But this is an opportunity to step up, get things on the table, stop going on autopilot.
Going from being victimized to becoming free and empowered is a often a long and difficult multi-step emotional and physical process. Here are the common stages and evolution
Boundaries: Some folks are too rigid and inflexible, others are too soft and accommodating. How to find draw the lines that are just right for you.
Everyone has baggage from the past that haunts or handicaps them in some way.
Many of us who tend towards the routinized or cautious would like to be a bit more spontaneous. Here's tips on how to get started.
Therapy is a different kind of relationship but a relationship none-the-less. Like other relationships it's good to periodically step back and see how well it is working
Self-criticism can erode your self-esteem, keep you constantly anxious, sap you of any of life's rewards. Time to calm those scolding voices.
It's all too easy to go on auto-pilot. Maybe it's time to re-evaluate and update your life's software. Tips and tools
The effects of trauma are unique and often subtle, but the healing process following its own logic.
You can approach to your life as a builder, blueprint in hand, or a discoverer, where you see where a path leads you. Qualities of each, and a possible middle ground
Dysfunctional relationships, whether they are filled with anger or addiction or mental illness, often create a flood of contradictory emotions within you. Tips on how to navigate.
Before you marry, make that serious commitment, or just want to assess where are as a couple, here are 10 questions to ask yourself and each other
Sex, money, and kids—the three power issues in relationships, the ones that cause power struggles and acting out. How to navigate them and use them to help you define your needs.
Lying is always destructive to relationships. The causes and ways to stop it.
While some sibling rivalry is normal, it can easily get out of hand both at home and in the workplace. Tips on how to put it to rest.
Bringing integrity into your life means having your outer self fully represent your inner self. This is not a matter of character but one of intention.
Like marriages, dating too moves through stages. Here are the common dangers and challenges of this changing landscape. Knowing the terrain can help you navigate the process
Panic attacks easily lead to hyper-vigilance that can fuel further panic attacks. A four step model for putting panic attacks to rest.
We build our relationships upon the strengths and weaknesses of our parents, as well as our own. An exercise in discovering the challenges and the keys to overcoming them.
We have a relationship with our lives and a story that we've created that shapes its outcome. You have the power to nurture the relationship and change the story.
While the grief process is painful, it is also healing. When it gets stalled, there are emotional consequences.
Breakups are always painful, but all too often they are burdened by regrets. Here are ways to put those regrets to rest.
Bob Taibbi, L.C.S.W., has 40 years of clinical experience. He is the author of 10 books and over 300 articles and provides training nationally and internationally.