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Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
The need for more affection vs. the desire for sex is a common battle ground for couples. The key is seeing the dysfunctional dynamic as the problem.
Being happy and positive are old-school. If you're ready to go to the dark side, here's your handbook for making yourself as miserable as you can be
Those who are emotionally driven often struggle with procrastination and anxiety, and over time with depression and low self-esteem. Here's how to take more control of your life.
Feeling micromanaged, neglected, dismissed, not appreciated—the 4 most common couple complaint—that feed off each other, creating a destructive cycle. Here's how to break it.
Does grief ever reach an end, or are its layers peeled away slowly over the years? This is one story of healing and growth.
For some, working hard is a matter of necessity, but for others, it's an addiction. Tools and tips for getting balance in your life and breaking the cycle.
Like it or not, we change over time, but the signs are often subtle. This is how to recognize when change is afoot and make the most of the opportunity.
When events of the past suddenly rear their heads, it usually indicates something is wrong in the present. Some of the common sources and tips for defining the underlying problems
It's easy to like someone who is always nice, but these folks all too often pay a heavy psychological price. Negative effects of too-much niceness and how to fix them.
Baby-steps: We often struggle solving core problems because of our expectations are too large, too high. Tips for successfully baby-stepping through our most common problems.
The first year of living together is one of a couple's most precarious times. These are the common challenges and the ways to overcome them.
Problems are in the eyes of the beholder and our response can vary from day to day. The key is finding the problem under the problem.
A common frustrating problem: Your partner agrees to do something, then stops after two weeks. Here are tips on how to get the follow-through you're looking for.
What keeps you from doing what you want? Here are the 8 most common suspects—and tips for identifying them and getting them out of your way.
What does it mean to have an examined life? Questions to help you begin the process
Disagreements occur in any relationship. The key to making up is circling back to solve the problem and learning the lessons it can teach you.
Our past has many faces, is always reshaped by the present, and is sometimes frozen and haunting us.
Apathy is living in a world of grayness where nothing really matters, nothing is important. Four common sources and ways to break out and step up.
Anger can be about entitlement and control, but often in close relationships it's about fear of abandonment. A look at the dynamics and a pathway to change
The fine art of communication includes the art of balancing questions and statements. Questions tend to raise anxiety, statements lower it. Tips on how and when to use each.
Quitting — be it a job, relationship, or personal goal — is rarely easy. Here are guidelines on how to do it right.
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.
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.