What to know about what you don’t know you know. #1: Intuition is very efficient—if you don't overthink it.
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Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Most affairs eventually fall apart. The common causes and lessons to be learned are explored here.
With so many choices, finding the right therapist can be overwhelming. Here's how to narrow it down.
Too many of us have shoulditis: Rules in our heads constantly running, creating guilt, and often ruining our lives.
Social anxiety can be debilitating, affecting your work and social life. Ten tips for navigating formal and informal social situations.
Emotional affairs can be just as damaging to relationships as sexual affairs. Understand the anatomy of emotional affairs—stages, triggers, and addressing the underlying problems.
Separating is never an easy decision. Here's what to do to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Sexual problems in relationships can be triggered by a number of issues. Here are some of the most common sources and how to tackle them.
Is it time for a mental health check-up? Here are 8 questions to help you get started.
Power is part and parcel of any relationship, even intimate ones. Here are tips to navigate power struggles in your intimate relationships.
All of us experience situations and people who can cause us to feel small and vulnerable. The antidote to these feelings is knowing your triggers and pushing back. Here's how.
The start of a new relationship is filled with challenges regarding space, expectations, and control. Here's an exercise to demonstrate the common obstacles and tips for moving forward.
Impulsiveness can sabotage your everyday life. Maybe it's time to learn how to put on the brakes.
One measure of our lives is not how we see ourselves but how others see us and need us.
When a partner or family member suddenly makes a radical change in their beliefs, values, or lifestyle, it can create a crisis for those close to them.
Our emotions and anxiety have a way of derailing everyday life. The key is regaining a realistic sense of perspective.
Being able to follow through on goals isn't a matter of simply trying harder. You must also address the underlying problems that can derail you.
Like other disorders, anxiety has key symptoms and effects. Here are the most common ones, along with tips on pushing back.
One partner feels constantly dismissed, the other constantly micromanaged. It's a common relationship problem. Here's how to break the pattern.
While we associate stoicism with a stiff-upper-lip attitude towards life, its principles actually have much in common with today's cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness.
We all feel resentment at times. But like a lot of strong emotions, it is not itself the problem. Rather, it is the indicator of a problem lurking underneath.
All losses bring with them grief, a need for an explanation, and decisions about how we need to different in the future. Knowing the challenges and dangers can help you recover.
While we want to make changes to our lives, we often fail because we use an all-or-nothing approach. Instead, try thinking like a scientist.
Productive, problem-solving conversations are a matter of skill, not personality. Tips on how to craft the ideal conversation that avoids defensiveness, blame, and creates a plan.
We can describe ourselves as head and heart people, the thinkers with their rationality and the feelers with their spontaneity and strong empathy. How to reach the solid middle.
Feeling driven? Endless to-do lists? Maybe it's time to slow down and take more control of your life. These 8 tips can help.
Some relationship problems require information or win-win compromise to be resolved. But sometimes simple problems can turn into power struggles. How to put them to rest.
Having a sense of purpose is one of the essentials of having a good life, yet many of us struggle to know what that may be. Questions to help you begin finding your answer.
New research shows the importance of solid teen non-romantic friendships in building solid adult romantic relationships.
Emotional cutoffs help you deal with difficult relationships and situations but are bad solutions that eventually take their toll. How to recognize and develop better coping skills
Most of us have core fears that are like an undertow in our lives, keeping us from being who we want to be.
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.