There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings.
Verified by Psychology Today
Embracing transitions and change
Abigail Brenner M.D.
Sometimes a marriage/relationship gets off track. Instead of the couple working on it together one of the spouses finds comfort, attention, & attraction with some else. What to do?
You want the two people you love so much, your spouse and your mother, to get along. But often, they don't. Here's how to not get caught in the middle.
Some equate toxic people with a specific personality disorder and are offended at how they are referred to and treated. Toxic isn't limited to any one group & can refer to anyone.
Many people look forward to the holidays. But once they're here, you may feel overwhelmed and exhausted. Enjoy your holidays by planning ahead.
Sometimes partners love differently. If your relationship is a lot of work and your partner seems passive or disinterested, don't ignore your feelings.
What helps some people get through life's challenges while others seem incapable of handling difficulties? Resilience---the ability to bounce back when bad things happen.
We all experience anxiety, but excessive or inappropriate anxiety can make you feel overwhelmed or out of control. Here are useful strategies to help you cope in difficult times.
More ideas about what it takes to keep the flame alive in your relationship.
Relationships are works in progress. It's easy to get caught up in the routine of life. We need to find ways to honor our partner and keep the spark of love and respect alive.
Technology has afforded us so much. But what are we missing when we spend too much time on the Internet?
Before you embark on any major endeavor it's a good idea to map out what you want to happen and how to accomplish it. Past experiences and transitions provide vital information.
By allowing our lives to mimic the cycles of Nature we are reminded that there are always opportunities to change or start over.
Mastering your emotions, no matter what the situation, is a powerful strategy and tool to help you get through life in the best possible way.
Sometimes we're just forced into a situation that we have little control over. Being related is just one such circumstance. Be true to yourself while being sensitive to others.
Often managing our own lives is a big job. Now imagine what it's like when you invite another person to share your life. There are essential questions to ask before you commit.
We all make resolutions to start a new year. But do we keep them or do we just make the same resolutions every year without results? Here's a new way to look at making change.
Change is inevitable. The step-wise process of change can be mastered to help you make the needed changes to your life and to accomplish desired goals.
If it's a good thing to do good for others, does it follow that the more you do, the better you feel? Not necessarily.
The alphabet is a useful and fun way to find the words/qualities that define what you're looking for in a relationship.
While there's much we can't control happening around us there's always room to take back and refocus our attention on making our own lives as meaningful and fulfilling as possible.
The label "toxic" person carries with it many opinions and feelings. This blog tries to clarify various concerns expressed in the comments.
Change is inevitable. Yet for many, transition and change bring up uncertainty, fear, and anxiety. This piece offers helpful ways to cope, enjoy, and even embrace change.
Life has a way of becoming fast, busy, and routine. In the course of living our lives we may take our relationship for granted. We need to take the time to keep intimacy alive.
So many have a hard time finding and sustaining good relationships. Perhaps, because we have not done the necessary work on ourselves to help us identify the essential qualities.
People sometimes feel that who they appear to be doesn't truly reflect who they are. In essence, they feel as if they are fooling people and that one day they will be found out.
Anxiety is a state all of us will encounter probably many times during the course of a lifetime. Because it can cause much discomfort and worry, mastery of it is essential.
The changes going on in the world are testing many of us to the limits. While many changes are seemingly out of our immediate control, what remains for us to control is ourselves.
The most challenging relationship in your life is with yourself. The second most challenging relationship is with your partner in an intimate relationship.
This beloved story is one of self-discovery and transformation. Every time we venture forward into unknown territory we change, transforming into a fuller expression of ourselves.
Manipulative people prey upon your good and caring nature and then pull you into intrigue and drama of their own making.
Abigail Brenner, M.D., is a psychiatrist in private practice. She is the author of Transitions: How Women Embrace Change and Celebrate Life and other books.