Loneliness is a complex problem of epidemic proportions, affecting millions from all walks of life.
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Robert Taibbi L.C.S.W.
Breakups are always painful, but all too often they are burdened by regrets. Here are ways to put those regrets to rest.
Why do we suddenly change our minds at the last minute? Here's why and how to avoid the crisis
Relationships with in-laws can be a blessing or a curse. Tips on how to make it more the blessing.
Struggling with a person who is easily anxious? Here's how to help you and them.
Problems teach us what we need to learn; success is life in a process of learning from our mistakes.
What does it mean to be adult, grown-up? It starts by asking yourself that question. Some thoughts and the skills you need to get there
One of the most common relationship problems is the competing needs for closeness and space. The problem is anxiety, and the solution is breaking the pattern. Tips on how to do it.
Sometimes you find yourself suddenly attracted to someone who is not your usual type. Here's why and what to do.
Rather than ducking and weaving, the best way to handle anxiety is to go on the offensive.
Procrastination causes stress and can strain relationships. But all procrastination is not created equally. 3 sources and 3 solutions
Our homes easily turn into stress dumps and emotional garbage cans. Time to stop going on auto-pilot, change the climate. 5 tips
Sometimes, in spite of your best efforts, the ending of a relationship creates a new crisis on both sides.
Everyone has the ability to become emotionally triggered. These are three common sources of emotional sensitivity and guidelines for changing them.
Your brain goes in and out of its rational state many times over the day. The key to successfully surfing your brain is recognizing what state you are in and taking action.
Everyone has communication breakdowns that need to be repaired. Rather than the text or phone call, try the email letter. Some guidelines for crafting the perfect one
It's easy to label someone as narcissistic, but the label can mentally stop the relationship. Start by solving concrete behaviors.
It's all too easy when dating to fall into being too accommodating, too reactionary, and taking what you can get. How to break out and make the relationship your own.
Learning moves through stages. Here's the 4 steps. Time to match up and look ahead.
Would you want to live your life, moment by moment again? This is Nietzsche's question and challenge. His thoughts on how to embrace your life
The early 30's are often a time of reflection, challenge and change. A guide to the common challenges and tips for navigating them.
Having trouble talking about sex with your partner? Some tips for starting the conversation.
When relationships start to get a bit too routine and boring, it's time to spice them up. Follow these four steps to get things moving.
Many of tend to put everything of ourselves into one or two emotional baskets. Problems occur when our baskets get tipped over. Tips for developing multiple baskets.
The key to good communication is managing resistance as soon as it arises. Here's how to put out an emotional fire before it gets out of control.
Transitions from one chapter of our lives to the next can be a challenge. The key is to step back, think big picture, move forward, and have realistic expectations. Some tips.
We sabotage our ability to fix problems in our relationships by clinging to the stories we make up. A look at some of the most common saboteurs and ways around them.
We all have times when our emotions derail us. The key to navigating these emotions is having an effective plan.
When children face trauma they instinctively decide how they need to be to avoid having this happen again. Unfortunately, what they often decided then doesn't work so well now
It's easy to be nice and accommodating when dating, but dating is about finding out if you are truly compatible. Here are the 6 big issues you'll want to discuss and focus on
Guilt is the big wagging finger that can forever nag us. But there's two types: rational and irrational. Here's how to tell the difference and put irrational guilt 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.