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From passive-aggression to healthy relationships
Loriann Oberlin MS, LCPC
Before you label annoying behavior as passive-aggressive, be aware that something deeper may be at play. Knowing the difference could improve things considerably.
Women rally around Mother's Day, but supportive friends give yearlong. Rather than count social media likes, learn what it takes at any age to create enduring friendship.
Maturity can steer us to good choices, a successful career, and loving relationships, yet it remains elusive without taking personal responsibility and working on oneself.
What you tolerate in a budding relationship determines if you'll stand solidly or see your foundation sway.
Stuffed emotion, stony silence and defensiveness promotes distance. Problems discussed empower confidence, closeness, even intimacy. Mentioning worries leads to managing them.
Think intimacy is about physical touch? Reach into and understand the emotional brain to truly activate what sparks a deep human connection.
Yearly, 45 million Americans spend billions on weight loss. Yet they already possess two powerful tools in the remove-excess-weight arsenal: A mind and habits.
Hallmark movies are entertaining yet not realistic holiday dramas where women end up exhausted. The hacks found here and habit adjustments create the memories you desire.
How one habit helps both women and men to relax, improve their health, and add some sizzle between the sheets.
If the global pandemic had one heartening result, workplace managers realized that anxiety is a real business issue.
Giving children honest, age-appropriate information about disturbing world events helps aid their emotional growth far more than completely isolating them.
As only the former president's niece could unravel, Mary Trump's latest book isn't what you may expect but clearly what we all may need.
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As celebrities, even Olympic athletes, speak up about mental illness, awareness rises. Stigma gradually and thankfully erodes.
In his book, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shows that good habits—easier to achieve than you think—are key in avoiding Alzheimer’s and maintaining a healthy brain for the rest of our lives.
Promoting gender parity sooner than later could add up to $28 trillion to annual global gross domestic product.
High-deductible plans, policy misunderstandings, and insurers who grant little or no increases to therapists serve as roadblocks to mental health care.
Learning to deal with hidden anger brings couples closer.
If you're on a therapy waitlist, or fortunate enough to have begun sessions, using this before, during, and after appointments will enhance your treatment outcome.
We see more of the behavior we allow to occur. Carefully consider the consequences of granting a free pass over developing a spine and being assertive. The latter pays off.
In a year saturated by stress, we need no more negativity. Use these tips to overcome ten passive-aggressive potholes that could affect your happiness, if you let them.
2020 was officially a crisis, and gifts bring comfort and cheer, especially this year.
The election may be over, but the fun and lessons for kids are ripe for the Inauguration moment, too.
Political conversations will continue into a new administration. Learn how to have "the political talk."
The late Ruth Bader Ginsburg spoke her mind, and her words, which resonated deeply or triggered people, are chronicled for generations.
If anything drives parents or kids to therapy, it's navigating home school—again. Using one psycho-ed theory might add to school/home harmony rather than subtract from it.
As you enjoy outdoor sun and pool weather, spending just six minutes in a character's world will improve your mood, even libido. It's an amazing stress reducer to try all year.
There are scarecrows in most families. According to Mary Trump, her uncle is the scariest and most dangerous in the Trump family.
With an open mind, beyond politics, readers may actually reflect upon their own families, the installers of their buttons, as they dig into the memoir by Mary L. Trump, Ph.D.
Is a job search getting you down? Grow your long-term skill sets in the short-term.
Loriann Oberlin, MS, LCPC, is a clinical counselor and co-author of books including Overcoming Passive-Aggression.