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Suzanne Degges-White Ph.D.
Almost everyone will tell a "white lie" at some point, but there are some situations where lying is not the best option.
It’s like using your sweetest voice, pet names, and special treats to coax your dog close enough to snap on the leash -- that's how narcissists love bomb their prey.
Without a personal sense of meaning, connection to others, and an appreciation for what one has in life at this moment, happiness will always be beyond one's grasp.
That feeling of “love at first sight” might actually be what you feel long after your “first sight” becomes a faded memory.
It’s amusing when we consider how much we say we loathe a narcissist while science provides evidence that we all think enough of ourselves that we like partners who look like us.
The proportion of women who suffer from depression is consistently higher than that of men. What are the reasons and are there solutions?
Are you someone you'd want to spend time with? Think about it before you answer.
We all want to be lucky in love. Does your relationship pass the test?
If we know them when we see them, what keeps us engaged in a toxic relationship?
Narcissists have been found to be extremely enchanting when first met, but how do they get so many under their spell?
If you can't laugh at yourself, you won't enjoy all of the pleasure that a relationship might offer.
Raising Millennials and raising Generation Edgers is about as different as raising cats vs. raising dogs.
The surest way to begin the end of a relationship is to fill it with doubt and neediness.
Communicating with kids is not always easy. When adult children are battling addiction, it might feel impossible to speak to them in a way that gets through to them.
Cheating on Valentine's Day is more common than you might think.
Narcissists have the uncanny ability to quickly inspire a sense of admiration and positive energy. It’s only as time goes on that we realize that they have a darker side.
What exactly is döstädning? Think of it is as cleaning house and letting go of the things that no longer need to be carried.
Happiness is about the relationships we create, not the possessions we acquire.
We’ve been reading a lot about feng shui for quite some time, but recently, "death cleaning," and kintsugi have caught people's attention.
Although establishing intimacy with another person can take significant courage, being open to self-intimacy can be a surprisingly challenging task.
Most of us want to be liked. Here are some tips on being the kind of person that you yourself would count as a friend.
Does being "breadcrumbed" feel worse than being "stashed"?
Whether you’re battling clinical depression, grief, or just the holiday blues, these suggestions will help you cope.
Gifts are given for many occasions throughout the year, but it seems that there are some basic reasons why we inadvertently choose gifts that fail to please the recipient.
Most of us know if we're feeling anxious or depressed; individuals with personality disorders, however, may not even realize that their behaviors are a problem.
Peace must begin within if we want to work towards it in the world around us.
What do you do if a son, a brother, or a friend is the victim of battery by his wife or partner?
The beauty of holiday decorating, though, is that your way – no matter what it is – is the right way for you and your traditions
Decision number 1: Can you avoid talking politics at the holiday table?
When a relationship starts to go stale, here are some ideas for ramping it back up to speed.
Suzanne Degges-White, Ph.D., is a licensed counselor and professor at Northern Illinois University.