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F. Diane Barth L.C.S.W.
You should be happy and excited to make positive changes in your life, right? So why do you feel so stressed?
While it’s hard enough to figure out why we behave in certain ways, it’s even harder to change those old behavior patterns.
Why are women and men who report wrongdoing attacked instead of praised? Psychology explains.
Facing a problem that you just can’t solve? If so, you’re not alone.
Just how different are friendships between men and women?
Some of us make friends easily, almost without effort, while others find it much harder. Here are 6 ideas to make it easier.
Graduation has traditionally been anxiety-provoking. But this year’s class faces particularly difficult times. Some suggestions for how to move forward.
Are you feeling sad? Angry? Happy? Excited? Bored? Writing down what’s going on in your life can change your mood and even improve your health.
Do you fear disappointment so much that you actually change your behavior just so that you won’t have to feel it? Research says you can change this instead.
Most of us try our best to hide our shame, and the behavior that led to it, from others, and even from ourselves. Here are some better ways to cope.
There are a number of different reasons for both success and failure. Here are four keys to help you reach your goal.
Whether from a broken relationship or harassment at work, why do we have such a hard time saying, “This isn’t working for me,” and just walking away from a painful situation?
If you have mixed feelings about #MeToo, should you just stay silent? Or is there a better idea?
There are books galore about handling infidelity in a marriage. But what about when it's a friend who is disloyal, hurtful, or unfaithful?
Confirmation bias affects you more than you realize. What is it and how does it work?
What makes one person better able to adapt than another? The answer to this question is perhaps less obvious than we like to think.
Is trying to find the perfect gift for your best friend overwhelming you? These tips can simplify the task.
This little word can change how you approach political conversations with friends, family, and anyone else in your life.
If you need a flow chart to figure out where you’ll be on a given day during the holidays and to help you remember who celebrates what and when, these 10 ideas will help!
Despite popular belief, loving a narcissist can be rewarding in many ways. What can you do to make sure your love will last?
Everyone feels humiliated at some time or another. These 7 steps will help you deal.
We live in a world filled with turmoil and contradictions. How do we manage the feelings they stir up? And what can we do to make things better?
Learning to manage conflict is extremely important in every area of life. But what's the best approach to conflict management?
We live in a time when everyone is talking about trust and no one seems to be feeling much of it. Here's what you can do when you no longer trust.
Whether you’re saying goodbye to a child, a pet, or a house, to a marriage or partnership, or to a loved one who is dying, farewells can be painful. How can you make them easier?
Research released this month suggests that every time you post to social media you may be revealing more about yourself than you realize.
Many people come into therapy because a romantic partner wants them to share their feelings. But does this really help a relationship?
The question of knowledge, facts, and truth is a big one these days. What do we really know? What is the real truth? Who do we believe?
An almost 80-year longitudinal study out of Harvard offers a suggestion for happiness, but leaves one big question unanswered.
Are you or someone you know smiling on the outside but sad, lonely, anxious, or depressed on the inside?
F. Diane Barth, L.C.S.W., is a psychotherapist, teacher, and author in private practice in New York City.