Values are what bring distinction to your life. You don't find them, you choose them. And when you do, you're on the path to fulfillment.
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Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
The addiction epidemic affects not only the individuals caught in the web of addiction, but also their parents, who may be overwhelmed by a flood of conflicting emotions.
Technology is, ironically, an isolating method of staying connected to others. Kids need new rules to get them back into a community.
Parents learn that they cannot protect their children from the world, but the sadder fact is that they cannot protect a child from him or herself.
Optimists have positive expectations, but life doesn’t always deliver what is expected.
Low self-esteem can keep a person in a relationship with a narcissist a lot longer than they should stay. Know when you're worth more than what a sexual narcissist offers.
When the last child leaves home, there's often a strange mash-up of grief and relief all rolled into one!
What are some of the reasons that people shy away from physical touch? What are the benefits of learning to enjoy a warm embrace with someone you care for?
Narcissists can be engaging and entertaining, but when the shine wears off and you're feeling used, it may be time to exit gracefully.
If you and your partner are more likely to "fight it out" than "hug it out," you are putting your health at risk.
Generation Lonely isn't just the older adult population. Young adults feel the effects of emotional isolation, too.
New mothers may be surprised when the harsh reality of motherhood doesn't match the fantasized version. How do you know when the baby blues have lasted too long?
New findings suggest that today’s young adults are the loneliest generation ever. Can we blame the Internet?
Women have come a long way, but it may be other women who are holding us back from going further.
Every week, someone famous seems to stumble and fall in public humiliation, yet many of us still believe that money equals happiness.
People are dynamic and are changing every day. If a relationship isn't flexible enough to handle the changes, it is unlikely to last for long.
As we grow up, the things we believe truly matter in life tend to shift and this reflected in our recollections of important moments in our lives.
In a world that is over-scheduled and electronic communications keep us over-connected, giving yourself a break from the work world can pay dividends more valuable than a bonus.
Once upon a time, we just wanted to be "good enough" parents; today, many of us feel driven to be "super parents," without realizing that being a good enough parent is enough.
Americans quit jobs for a lot of reasons, but they may be just "retiring" an old job that no longer fits for one that gives them a fresh take on life.
Freckling your partner is a metaphorical way to describe the summer lover, who shows up when the sun grows warmer, but fades away once autumn sets in.
It's a national holiday. Are you able to relax on your day off or are you worrying about the tasks and responsibilities that you’re given time off to forget?
If you're feeling a little lonelier these days, research suggests you're not alone. Here are some ways to build up a social support system to get you re-connected to life.
When it comes to mental health and wellbeing, the words that a person uses can provide clues to how he or she is feeling.
You can’t necessarily stop a broken heart or fractured ego from hurting, but we can all learn how to get through the experience without hurting others.
When can the hallmark characteristics of a narcissist be a good thing?
Not all narcissistic traits are necessarily negative qualities, but research shows women tend to reject men whose appearance suggests narcissistic tendencies.
We can't save the world — but taking time to look after your own well-being might save your relationship with yourself and your significant others.
Women want partners who have integrity, relational sensitivity, and can offer intimacy in physical, emotional, and compassionate ways.
Sometimes even 20 minutes is too long when you're on a bad first date. Is it okay to exit when your coffee cup's still half full?
Connecting to others is an innate drive, but what draws us to the intimacy of close friendships? How are friendships different from other relationships, particularly kinships?
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., is a licensed counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University.